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NYC Parent Sounds Alarm on Student Privacy

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Parent advocate Leonie Haimson wants more New York parents to know that the state has agreed to share sensitive information about their children’s education with a national data-sharing system run by inBloom.  While state and city officials have tried to reassure families that privacy is a top priority for them, concerns remain. She answers some of our questions about inBloom Inc.

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Mid-Winter Break Shortened For Extra Class Time

Monday, November 19, 2012

Union leaders reached agreement with the city to swap three vacation days in February for school days and return a clerical half day to one more day of instruction to make up for learning time lost to the Sandy and its aftermath.

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Back to School Business: What's Delayed, What's Still On

Friday, November 09, 2012

Despite the storm's disruption to the school-year calendar, the Department of Education is moving ahead with tests and meetings scheduled this month and next, beginning with the first Parent Academy workshops on Saturday.

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Multiple Choices for What Makes Up the Last Week of School

Monday, June 25, 2012

It's an odd end to the school year for many students. Since there were no snow days this year, the Education Department is allowing more than 650 schools to cancel classes Monday and Tuesday to allow for professional development for teachers. But students need to show up for a half day on Wednesday to pick up their report cards.

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Why February?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Like many other neighboring districts, New York City public school students and teachers are enjoying a week off for midwinter recess. The break started as an energy-saving measure in the 1970s and later became an annual tradition because of a budget deal between the city and teachers.

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Students and Teachers Are Furious Over High School Scheduling Mess

Friday, October 28, 2011

Administrators met with parents and teachers at Long Island City High School on Friday to try to address frustrations over a problem that left many students with entirely new schedules, two months into the school year.

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