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Tweeting, Instagramming and YouTubing in Class

With smart phones, MacBook Pros and iPad’s abound, take a look at how a group of tech-savvy students at a private Upper West Side school are tweeting, posting and instagramming their way through class.

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In disgrace, yet in demand as college teachers

The New York Times reports on a new trend in higher education. Recently, former professionals in fields including politics and fashion have been hired to teach in the college classroom after their falls from grace.

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Young inmates find a voice through short films

Tribeca Teaches is a program that instructs young people in schools in New York and Los Angeles how to make movies. In this article, the New York Times reports on the first class from East River Academy, an alternative high school at Rikers, to participate.

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A racial divide closes as students step up

In one area of the country where segregated proms still exist, a group of students works to change the status quo.

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Brooklyn Parents Get a Lesson in Patience

Parents at PS 24 in Brooklyn now have the option to attend sessions where they can learn how to deal with conflict and manage their emotions in a way that mirrors what their children learn in the classroom.

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Social Media: Tweeting and Learning in the Classroom

Educators see social media as an important tool to aid learning in the classroom, but there is no consensus on how best to teach it.

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A Disturbing Look at Foster Care

In The Lost Children of Wilder, Nina Bernstein shows that there is no easy, miracle solution to fixing any of our overarching societal problems. The foster care system is no exception.

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At Three Schools, Brief Hearings Air Common Themes

Community members from three small schools on the city’s chopping block–Brooklyn’s P.S. 73, East New York’s JHS 13, and Manhattan’s Freedom High– aired their frustrations, their unheralded successes on Feb. 25.

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The secret to fixing bad schools

David L. Kirp, a professor of public policy at the University of California, writes about the turn-around of a once failing public school system in Union City, N.J. in an op-ed for the New York Times. He argues that in a quarter of a century, the principal, teachers and parents were able to turn grades, […]

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Debate over federal role in public school policy

The New York Times reports that leaders at the state and national level disagree over how Washington should hold states accountable for performance in public schools. While Congress considers rewriting No Child Left Behind, President George W. Bush’s education law, leaders are struggling to evaluate issues including the effectiveness of standardized tests, and the achievement […]

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