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Turning the Switch: Jumping Neighborhood Hurdles to Get Through College

Getting into college was once the main goal for urban educators and nonprofits. Now, the focus is on staying in college.

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Vacation Cram Class

On Monday, April 9, most New York City students were enjoying a relaxing day on spring break. For students in the college readiness program Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, however, it was just another full day of classes. By having students come in for additional instruction over breaks, on weekends, and after school, the staff at […]

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Teaching the Teachers at Urban Assembly

At the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, teachers don’t just teach students–they also teach each other.

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Azcuy’s Art World

Several of Eric Azcuy’s art projects are displayed prominently throughout the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, and almost all of them manage to incorporate at least some aspects of his students’ academic classes. This combination of subjects has led to quite a few assignments that are both educational and artistic. Read the […]

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Bronx High School Follows its Grads to College

For staff members at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, checking up on their students doesn’t end with graduation.

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Stringer Says No More Pink Slime In Schools

According to DNAinfo, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer announced at a press conference today that he had sent a letter to Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott in which he urged the Department of Education to develop a plan that would remove “pink slime,” a mixture of meat byproducts exposed to ammonia to kill bacteria, from lunches […]

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Cuomo Budget Increases Funding to Private Schools

The Wall Street Journal reports that Governor Cuomo has proposed increasing funding to nonpublic schools by $117 million, or 13 percent, to accomplish managerial tasks mandated by the state.

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Potential Bloomberg Replacements Court UFT Leader

New York City mayoral candidates have been aggressively reaching out to UFT President Michael Mulgrew, according to The New York Times, as they gear up for campaigns that will likely be much more union-friendly than those that were run by current Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Possible Changes Coming to NAEP

Education Week reports that the governing board for the National Assessment of Educational Progress is trying to determine whether they should increase their usage of the background information they collect when administering the evaluation.

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UFT Leader Agrees to Conditional Support of Bloomberg Student Loan Proposal

According to GothamSchools, UFT President Michael Mulgrew recently said he could support Bloomberg’s plan to pay back the student loans of top college graduates who come teach in New York City schools. However, the plan would have to meet certain conditions before earning his full endorsement.

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