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For Immigrant Youth, A Math Class That Also Teaches Language Undocumented Queens High School Kids Work Factory Jobs to Pay the Bills Learning to Behave: One School Cuts Suspensions With Mutual Empathy The End of the Beginning A Tale of Two Fundraisers A Class That Loops Together, Learns Together Building a Student Movement One Paint Stroke at a Time
 

For Immigrant Youth, A Math Class That Also Teaches Language

One classroom in the South Bronx has found an innovative way to teach math to English language learners by empowering students to help each other in their native languages.

Undocumented Queens High School Kids Work Factory Jobs to Pay the Bills

Central American immigrant teenagers in Queens work overnight at under-the-table factory jobs to help families pay their bills and debts. Somehow the students make it to school the next morning.

Learning to Behave: One School Cuts Suspensions With Mutual Empathy

Teachers at a Brooklyn 6th through 12th grade school believe students lack the skill, not the will to behave. A new approach to discipline brought its suspension rate down from 23 to 2 percent in 4 years.

The End of the Beginning

Kiasia Truluck recalled the profound impact Brooklyn's Beginning with Children Charter School had on her professional life. One of the city's first charter schools is scheduled to close by the end of the year.

A Tale of Two Fundraisers

The city's inequality gap was on display this week at two public high school fundraisers. Stuyvesant High School parents intended to raise $80,000; students and teachers at Queens High School for Research, Information and Technology were hoping for $2,000.

A Class That Loops Together, Learns Together

Looping is when teachers stay with the same class of students for more than one year. At Brownsville's P.S. 446, teachers say it works well for maintaining discipline, and it's even better for helping them improve as teachers.

Building a Student Movement One Paint Stroke at a Time

A "Students Not Scanners" movement at Park Slope Collegiate begins with a student-made mural, and a dose of outrage.

For Immigrant Youth, A Math Class That Also Teaches Language

04 May 2016

One classroom in the South Bronx has found an innovative way to teach math to English language learners by empowering students to help each other in their native languages.

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Undocumented Queens High School Kids Work Factory Jobs to Pay the Bills

26 April 2016

Central American immigrant teenagers in Queens work overnight at under-the-table factory jobs to help families pay their bills and debts. Somehow the students make it to school the next morning.

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Learning to Behave: One School Cuts Suspensions With Mutual Empathy

25 April 2016

Teachers at a Brooklyn 6th through 12th grade school believe students lack the skill, not the will to behave. A new approach to discipline brought its suspension rate down from 23 to 2 percent in 4 years.

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The End of the Beginning

20 April 2016

Kiasia Truluck recalled the profound impact Brooklyn's Beginning with Children Charter School had on her professional life. One of the city's first charter schools is scheduled to close by the end of the year.

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A Tale of Two Fundraisers

09 April 2016

The city's inequality gap was on display this week at two public high school fundraisers. Stuyvesant High School parents intended to raise $80,000; students and teachers at Queens High School for Research, Information and Technology were hoping for $2,000.

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A Class That Loops Together, Learns Together

31 March 2016

Looping is when teachers stay with the same class of students for more than one year. At Brownsville's P.S. 446, teachers say it works well for maintaining discipline, and it's even better for helping them improve as teachers.

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Building a Student Movement One Paint Stroke at a Time

28 March 2016

A "Students Not Scanners" movement at Park Slope Collegiate begins with a student-made mural, and a dose of outrage.

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Building a Robot, Building a School

24 March 2016

Brooklyn's unique science-based P-TECH high school builds robots the same way it builds its school, with a big dose of creative innovation.

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In Their Own Words: The volatile world of high school admissions, round two

18 March 2016

Covering Education students speak to middle school students who did not get into their first choice high school for next year. Some heartbreaks, some hope. Read the story in Chalkbeat.org

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Big Gender Gap Persists in Arts Schools, and Math and Science Schools. Why?

09 June 2015

Boys still outnumber girls in math and science specialty schools by a wide-margin, despite the city's programs meant to attract girls. Girls, on the other hand, vastly outnumber boys in arts and culture specialty schools. Why doesn't this ever change?

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