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Peihua Huang

Neighborhood: Dyker Heights, Brooklyn Current School: I.S. 187, Borough Park, Brooklyn First Choice High Schools: Stuyvesant High School, Beacon High School, Edward R. Murrow High School Admitted: Stuyvesant High School, Tribeca, Manhattan Friday, March 4 started out like any other day for Peihua Huang, and eighth grader at the highly regarded Intermediate School 187 in the Borough Park section of […]

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Carla Hamilton

Neighborhood: Crown Heights, Brooklyn Current School: M.S. 51, Park Slope, Brooklyn First Choice: Brooklyn Technical High School, Beacon High School Admitted: Admitted to Brooklyn Technical High School, Fort Greene, Brooklyn For the last two years, eighth grader Carla Hamilton has had one goal in mind: getting into a top high school. It was clear to her that the […]

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Ready for School, Nowhere to Go

The benefits of good after-school programs are well known for those kids whose parents aren’t yet home from work. But at many schools like Brownsville’s P.S. 446, before-school programs are needed too.

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A Class That Loops Together, Learns Together

Looping is when teachers stay with the same class of students for more than one year. At Brownsville’s P.S. 446, teachers say it works well for maintaining discipline, and it’s even better for helping them improve as teachers.

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Book Review: Stories of Survival Along the City’s Margins

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family explores a range of themes: cyclical poverty, failure of the social services system, the value of education and inequality of women and girls, just to name a few. But at its core, Random Family is an elegant story about people and their day-to-day survival, offering a glimpse into the joys […]

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Two education stories win Polk Awards

Long Island University Announces 67th Annual George Polk Awards In Journalism Coverage of Heroin Addiction, Human Rights, and Sexual Assault Among 17 Winners in 16 Categories BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Long Island University (LIU) announced the winners of the 67th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism today, honoring reporters who advanced vital […]

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Supreme Court’s Scalia Brought Conservative Outlook to Education Cases

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who was found dead Saturday at age 79, brought his conservative and originalist outlook to scores of education cases during his nearly three decades on the high court. On the major education cases of his era, Scalia consistently voted against the consideration of race in higher education and K-12 […]

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What Antonin Scalia’s Death May Mean for the ‘Fisher’ Affirmative-Action Case

The death of the longtime Supreme Court justice and conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia has widespread ramifications for American politics and policy. For higher education, the most immediately apparent consequence is for Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the landmark legal challenge to race-conscious admissions that is pending before the court. A short history of […]

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Success Academy and the NYT viral video: News roundup from around the web

To be updated throughout the weekend: a roundup of reports and commentary around the web about the Success Academy video leaked by the New York Times this week. Here’s the original New York Times post from Friday, February 12, 2016: At Success Academy School, a Stumble in Math and a Teacher’s Anger on Video Additional reports […]

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In their search for Tisch’s replacement, lawmakers ask, Did you teach?

Asher Mansdorf is the son of an immigrant restaurant worker, attended New York City public schools, and today serves on a Long Island school board. But his bid to join the state’s education policymaking body could hit a road block: He’s a dentist. On Wednesday, legislators vetting candidates for the Board of Regents seat that […]

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