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

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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Mayor Signs Bill Requiring Special Education Reports

ChalkbeatNY reports that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that will give parents more access to data showing the progress of special education students in they city’s schools. ChalkbeatNY reports: The annual reports will detail how long students wait to be evaluated and to receive services, as well as the percentage of students whose needs […]

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Details Emerge on Teacher Evaluation Plan

As the state finalizes its teacher evaluation plan, details are finally beginning to emerge. Capital New York reports teachers will be evaluated by an “independent” evaluator, who might be a principal or an expert teacher from another district. Observations are only one part of the proposed evaluation plan — the second half will be made […]

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A conversation with Jay Mathews, author of ‘Work Hard, Be Nice’ reporter Jessica Huseman talks with author Jay Mathews about the origins and future of his book, “Work Hard, Be Nice.”

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‘Hope Against Hope’ offers detailed look at post-Katrina New Orleans school district

Hope Against Hope offers a thoughtful look from the ground up at New Orleans’ school district after years of complete overhaul.

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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.

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