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Exploring Points Where Science Meets Life and Death Reality

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC

"I have watched several people die in emergency rooms, and at times, I’ve wondered if the outcome could have been different if some slight detail had changed." Personal experience led this New York City student to build a computer program that has earned him a spot at the nation's top science competition underway this week in Phoenix, AZ.

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Why Does Cheating Happen?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Scandals at Stuyvesant High School and Harvard have raised questions about how prevalent cheating is. Robert Kolker, writer for New York Magazine, discusses his recent article on research into the causes of cheating.

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Interim Principal Named for Stuyvesant High School as Cheating Inquiry Unfolds

Monday, August 06, 2012

Jie Zhang, an educator and administrator in the New York school system for more than two decades, will take over for Stanley Teitel, who announced his retirement amid a cheating inquiry last week.

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Students Complain About New Dress Code at Stuyvesant

Friday, May 25, 2012

Stuyvesant High School imposed a new dress code this year because school officials thought students were making wardrobe choices that they did not think "were appropriate for school.'' In a report in the student newspaper, the Spectator, several students describe their brushes with the dress code enforcers.

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Taming the Tiger of Achievement

Friday, March 30, 2012

One high-performing Stuyvesant High School graduate reflects on what motivated her to do well, and she is asking other top graduates from colleges and universities to tell her what drove them to succeed. Hint: Tiger Mom-style parental pressure is usually not involved.

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Intel Competition Was 'Brutal' but Rewarding, 3rd-Place Winner Says

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Judges for the Intel Science Talent Search asked Mimi Yen hard questions and she didn't know the answers to any of them. But her smart thinking helped her win third place in the prestigious competition, breaking a seven-year drought since a New York City student placed in the Top 3.

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Stuyvesant Students Mourn a Math Teacher Who Was No. 1

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

"Math is No. 1,'' Richard Geller, a math teacher at Stuyvesant High School, used to shout out to his students during class. On Wednesday the students wrote the phrase everywhere after they learned that Mr. Geller, who had taught at the school for 29 years, had died the day before.

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Pressure and Lack of Repercussions Are Cited in SAT Cheating

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Students at Stuyvesant High School write that cheating on SAT's is doable and done, partly because of the pressure students feel about the test and the lack of repercussions for dishonesty. And as one student put it, "We are living in an era where knowing the material isn’t as important as proving you know it through exams, and that is a big problem."

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The Lessons of 9/11

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Holly Epstein Ojalvo and Annie Thoms, both teachers at Stuyvesant High School, were just beginning their day when the Twin Towers were hit on 9/11. On The Learning Network blog, the two write about how they and their students turned an international calamity into creative works that helped all of them cope, and learn some lasting lessons.

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