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One Brooklyn School Manhattan Teacher Uses Zombies to Chase Students into the Classroom Ambitious Bronx Teen Ignores Obstacles, When School Fills a Gap Family Left Behind Farina to add new classes for children with autism next fall High School Brides: Yemeni Immigrants at U.S. High Schools Alternate method to Regents exams helps English language learners
 

One Brooklyn School’s Quest to Find an Alternative to Suspensions

It’s 9:30 in the morning and the students in Room 315 are energetic, talkative and breaking about a dozen school rules. Phones are out and curse words flow freely. Six students, ages 14 to 17, occupy this small classroom at Lyons Community School in Brooklyn. There are no desks, no teacher’s podium. Instead, there is […]

Manhattan Teacher Uses Zombies to Chase Students into the Classroom

This semester, Wilber’s on a crusade to use provocative themes, and the zombie tie-in, to get more of City-As-School’s notoriously weary readers to pick up a book – and come to class.

Ambitious Bronx Teen Ignores Obstacles, ‘Strives for the Skies’

Eighteen-year-old honors student Vidur Beharry seems to do it all. He studies late into the night to maintain a 94 average. He plays baseball. He works as a valet to support his unemployed mother. He tries to be a committed boyfriend. He even volunteers. But all of that perfection comes at a cost: Beharry suffers […]

When School Fills a Gap Family Left Behind

Social emotional learning is central at Brooklyn's Lyons Community School, where suspensions are a very last resort. Intense relationships result between school staff and students.

Farina to add new classes for children with autism next fall

The city plans to expand classes for about a 100 children with autism into all five boroughs.

High School Brides: Yemeni Immigrants at U.S. High Schools

Only two females out of a total 40 Yemeni students at the International Community High School in the Bronx have graduated in the past four years; many were sent back to Yemen for marriage.

Alternate method to Regents exams helps English language learners

Schools where students present portfolio work instead of take state-wide Regents exams help their immigrant students learn English.

One Brooklyn School’s Quest to Find an Alternative to Suspensions

15 April 2015

It’s 9:30 in the morning and the students in Room 315 are energetic, talkative and breaking about a dozen school rules. Phones are out and curse words flow freely. Six students, ages 14 to 17, occupy this small classroom at Lyons Community School in Brooklyn. There are no desks, no teacher’s podium. Instead, there is […]

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Manhattan Teacher Uses Zombies to Chase Students into the Classroom

13 April 2015

This semester, Wilber’s on a crusade to use provocative themes, and the zombie tie-in, to get more of City-As-School’s notoriously weary readers to pick up a book – and come to class.

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Ambitious Bronx Teen Ignores Obstacles, ‘Strives for the Skies’

10 April 2015

Eighteen-year-old honors student Vidur Beharry seems to do it all. He studies late into the night to maintain a 94 average. He plays baseball. He works as a valet to support his unemployed mother. He tries to be a committed boyfriend. He even volunteers. But all of that perfection comes at a cost: Beharry suffers […]

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When School Fills a Gap Family Left Behind

08 April 2015

Social emotional learning is central at Brooklyn's Lyons Community School, where suspensions are a very last resort. Intense relationships result between school staff and students.

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To Live, to Breathe, to Dance

08 April 2015

Teaching artist Exenia Rocco teaches high school at A. Phillip Randolph students about the art of power, peace and breathing through Latin dance.

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KIPP charter network centralizes curriculum across 11 schools

08 April 2015

At the Knowledge is Power Program charter school board meeting on March 30, the board continued to centralize the approach to governance and academics across all 11 of the network’s New York City charter schools. Specifically, new superintendent James Manly presented members with a plan to more closely align curricula at the 11 schools in […]

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Democracy Prep charter gets good news on test results, private grants to the school

31 March 2015

Fifteen Democracy Prep Charter High School board members met for a monthly meeting March 9 to receive financial and academic updates on the school. The corporate-style board meeting lasted an hour and took place at the school, located at 222 West 134th Street in Central Harlem. The board addressed the students’ test scores, attendance rate, […]

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High School Brides: Yemeni Immigrants at U.S. High Schools

30 March 2015

Only two females out of a total 40 Yemeni students at the International Community High School in the Bronx have graduated in the past four years; many were sent back to Yemen for marriage.

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Alternate method to Regents exams helps English language learners

26 March 2015

Schools where students present portfolio work instead of take state-wide Regents exams help their immigrant students learn English.

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Success Academy drops English language learners preference in admissions

12 March 2015

Eva Moskowitz, network founder and CEO, said the decision runs counter to New York state charter law, which she said encourages the weighted lottery for English language learners.

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