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In Race for President, No Clear Winner for Education

Friday, October 05, 2012

The director of the Principals Academy at Teachers College looks at the presidential candidates through the prism of education and doesn't find much that he likes.

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In District 75, Using the Arts in Everyday Academics

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

With help from a federal grant, special education teachers in New York City are learning how to better incorporate the arts into academics. They're getting new strategies through a program called Everyday Arts for Special Education, which runs on the basic principal that students need to have fun in order to be fully engaged with learning.

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Is New York a Leader or Laggard?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New York received a vehement finger-wagging on Monday from the United States education secretary, Arne Duncan, about whether it was fully complying with the terms of its agreement that has so far yielded the state about $700 million in federal Race to the Top money.

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Thumbs Up for Success Academy's Move Into Brownstone Brooklyn

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Eva S. Moskowitz's Success Academy Network of charter schools will be moving into two locations in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, despite resistance to co-locating the Cobble Hill school with three existing schools in a Baltic Street building. The crowd was large and rowdy, and Twitter posts were flying, but the Panel for Educational Policy voted in favor of the proposal, as expected.

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Federal Dollars Pledged to Math and Science Programs

Friday, November 11, 2011

Three programs that promote math and science education will receive a big lift in the form of millions of dollars in federal grants. Now New Visions for Public Schools, the city's Education Department and the New York Hall of Science in Queens must drum up some matching funds to acquire the money.

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Digital Learning Claims Don't Always Match Results

Monday, October 10, 2011

Trying to find the digital solution that will help students pick up math and reading as quickly as they do the latest online game, districts and schools are spending $2.2 billion a year on educational software. But does all that money add up to higher scores on standardized tests for students? Not as often as the manufacturers say it does.

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Five Blue Ribbons, and 'No Excuses'

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Five city schools were named national schools of excellence yesterday. The principal of P.S. 172, Beacon School of Excellence, in Brooklyn, says his school's recognition is the result of 'no excuses' and a laser beam focus on every child.

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Live-Blogging: On the Road with Arne Duncan

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

UPDATED -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan used a visit to Cleveland today to again bash the No Child Left Behind law. 'It was bad for children, bad for education, bad for standards," he said. "But it made politicians look good, so they did it.'

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