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District Guide to New York City Public Schools

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series by School-Stories.org staff that explores New York City — home to the most segregated school district in America. For more, click here.  MANHATTAN District 1 Lower East Side This district covers the increasingly trendy East Village, Lower East Side and Chinatown. The numbers for specific ethnic groups seemed to either […]

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Eagle Academy School for Young Men is Less Hispanic, Less Poor than its Surrounding South Bronx Neighborhood

Eagle Academy 6th through 12th grade school in the South Bronx has the most skewed population of students in Tremont’s District 9: fewer English Language Learners and fewer children who qualify for free and reduced lunch than the average.

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The Bilingual Advantage

Some middle class parents look for dual language programs in languages like French and Japanese the way others look for good athletics or strong arts programs.

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KIPP charter network centralizes curriculum across 11 schools

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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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.

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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.

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A Hope in the Unseen explores one student’s journey to an Ivy League

Much of Hope in the Unseen’s success could be attributed to the detailed reporting and the access Suskind had in Cedric’s high school, and later, his university.

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KIPP board discusses possibility of merging schools’ non profit status

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

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Charlie Hebdo attacks brings talks of morality, religion to the classroom

After the attacks by French jihadists killed 17  people at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, leading conversations of citizenship, morality have become a heavy responsibility for school teachers. via the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/world/europe/charlie-hebdo-attack-puts-schools-under-scrutiny.html?ref=education

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City Council members want to educate parents on “opting out”

Two city council members plan to introduce a bill that would educate parents early in the school year about their rights to opt-out of state tests. via Chalkbeat NY http://ny.chalkbeat.org/2015/02/11/city-council-members-want-city-to-give-parents-opt-out-info/#.VNwLT0Kln-Y

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