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Chancellor to Schools: Focus on Social Studies

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New York City schools are being encouraged to put more focus on geography and to use more engaging books, in an update to the system's curriculum for social studies.
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Students Use Debate to Master the Issues

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A debate class is using the presidential election to learn not only the craft of good debating but also the policy issues.

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City Instructs Schools to Expand Common Core Introduction

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

In an effort to expand the introduction of a new set of learning standards into the city's public schools, officials are asking science and social studies teachers to introduce more reading and writing into students' classwork. This school year, English and math teachers have already begun to adapt their lessons to the new requirements.

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