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Did the Right Kids Go to Summer School? One NYC School Says Yes.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Instead of relying solely on test scores to determine which students needed summer school, education officials told school districts to let teachers and principals decide.

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NYC Summer School '14 in Full Swing

Monday, June 30, 2014

That was a short break. Tens of thousands of students across New York City headed to summer school on July 1.

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City Expands Promotion Criteria Beyond Test Scores

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

New York City's Department of Education is altering the process to promote or hold back students, adding classroom work and grades to the mix so it's not just tied to standardized test scores.

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Schoolbook

Parents Nudge Their Children Back To (Summer) School

Monday, July 08, 2013

Summer school is underway and parents at least have mixed feelings about it. One mother said she felt that her child's need to attend the summer session was her "fault" while another chose to enroll one of her sons even though he didn't need it, just to "prepare him" for next year.

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Summer School Opens for Students Needing Extra Push

Monday, July 08, 2013

While the city is trying out new enrichment programs for summer learning, traditional summer school for those who performed poorly on state tests remains unchanged. Tens of thousands of students begin the month-long program on Monday. 

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Summer Snapshot From Sunset Park

Thursday, August 09, 2012

A summer day in one Brooklyn neighborhood. Part-time classes, short-term jobs, handball and the Olympics.

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Using Summer to Narrow Achievement Gap

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

There's a growing body of research that shows that what students do over the summer affects their academic careers -- and whether or not they will be likely to graduate and go on to college. And since lower-income students are more likely to lose academic skills than their peers from higher-income families, New York City has begun a pilot program to help keep these students on track during the summer months.

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Summer School Begins for Students and Teachers

Monday, July 09, 2012

Summer school started Monday for New York City students needing the extra instruction to advance to the next grade. City officials acknowledge that summer school has a negative connotation, and they are hoping to change aspects of the program starting next summer, officials said.

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Walcott Touts Progress on Middle School Reforms

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott says the city will exceed its goal of opening 50 new middle schools in the next two years. He also outlined several steps he has taken to recruit new teachers and principals at middle schools, and to help struggling students this summer. His report was met with both skepticism and hope.

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Fewer Students Repeat a Grade This Year

Friday, December 16, 2011

A third of New York City elementary and middle school students who failed state exams last spring did not move on to the next grade this school year, a decrease from the year before, when nearly half were held back.

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More City Students Sent to Summer School

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The first day of summer classes for the city's public elementary and middle school students is on Tuesday — and 50 percent more students have been recommended to attend this year than were last year.

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