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Alternate method to Regents exams helps English language learners Dozens voice opinions as PEP delays school space-sharing vote Tensions still simmering around two co-locations set for vote Unexpected Fatherhood Brownsville Youth Court and the Teens Who Run it Movement to Include LGBT History in New York Schools Gains Momentum Test-driving the Future at P-TECH
 

Alternate method to Regents exams helps English language learners

On the top floor of a four-story high school in the Bronx, Maria Pascual, a 17-year-old senior, ran her hands nervously down her white suit jacket as if trying to keep it pressed. In one hand she held a small stack of index cards. Pascual exhaled deeply and then greeted four adults who sat at […]

Dozens voice opinions as PEP delays school space-sharing vote

Under the recommendation of Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, panel members voted to table four co-location issues.

Tensions still simmering around two co-locations set for vote

Tensions over space are still running high in some city school buildings. In public hearings last week Bedford-Stuyvesant Success Academy charter parents openly clashed with those in three district schools. And a new charter proposed for a Mott Haven public school caused protests. Published at ChalkbeatNY.

Unexpected Fatherhood

Giovanni Classen, 21, wants college not just for himself but for his his son, too.

Brownsville Youth Court and the Teens Who Run it

Brownsville is often called the highest crime neighborhood in New York City. But one youth justice program is having a positive effect on the teens that come through it and those that run it.

Movement to Include LGBT History in New York Schools Gains Momentum

Three years after California made teaching LGBT history in schools mandatory, a group of New York City teachers is trying to think of alternative ways to get more of that history taught in classrooms.

Test-driving the Future at P-TECH

The state and federal governments are pouring millions into expanding early college high schools like Brooklyn’s P-TECH which hasn’t even graduated its first class. They’re pinning their hopes on the success of a small cadre of student trailblazers.

Alternate method to Regents exams helps English language learners

26 March 2015

On the top floor of a four-story high school in the Bronx, Maria Pascual, a 17-year-old senior, ran her hands nervously down her white suit jacket as if trying to keep it pressed. In one hand she held a small stack of index cards. Pascual exhaled deeply and then greeted four adults who sat at […]

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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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Community in Favor of New Charter School in Wakefield

19 February 2015

A Bronx Charter School for Better Learning proposal to open a second school inside J.H.S. 144 on Gunther Avenue next fall faced no public resistance Feb. 9.

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Uncommon Schools board aims to retain teachers and raise college graduation rates

13 February 2015

On Feb. 6 the Uncommon Schools network’s board of directors examined graduates’ college completion rates and set out to boost teacher retention rates across the network’s schools.

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KIPP board discusses possibility of merging schools’ non profit status

12 February 2015

KIPP Board members voted to begin discussing consolidating two of their schools under the same charter umbrella

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Dozens voice opinions as PEP delays school space-sharing vote

30 January 2015

Under the recommendation of Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, panel members voted to table four co-location issues.

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Tensions still simmering around two co-locations set for vote

27 January 2015

Tensions over space are still running high in some city school buildings. In public hearings last week Bedford-Stuyvesant Success Academy charter parents openly clashed with those in three district schools. And a new charter proposed for a Mott Haven public school caused protests. Published at ChalkbeatNY.

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Last Chance Proved to be Kaly’s Best Chance

10 May 2014

A young teen who struggled to cope with the pressures of a large, competitive high school found the support she needed in the alternative City-As-School high school.

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An Exam Away From Graduating

10 May 2014

Edwards has gone to seven different schools since the 7th grade. Now, the 19-year-old transfer student has finally found her comfort zone, and is one Regents exam away from a diploma.

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A New Pathway for the College Bound

09 May 2014

College enrollment for blacks and Hispanics has risen over the last decade, but not enough to close the race gap. One organization in New York City aims to increase those odds.

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