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High School Choice: Like Choosing College

Eighth graders need a lot of help navigating the maze of city high school applications. Schools offer wildly different levels of adult guidance. A new study suggests that equity may suffer as a result.

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High School Students Weigh Names Against Price of Colleges

“But let’s face it,” reads the second paragraph of a recent article in The New York Times. “The cost of a college education these days ranges from expensive to obscenely expensive.” The piece highlights the tough decisions that high school students are making between highly priced elite schools, such as Ivy League institutions, and lower-ranked-but-still-adequate public […]

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After Pearson’s Mistake, More Students Qualify For Gifted Programs

Over 4,700 New York City students are now eligible for giften programs in the city’s public schools after Pearson, the company which writes and scores the tests, admitted it had made scoring mistakes, according to The New York Times. As a result, the city is witholding $500,000 from Pearson’s contract. In a statement, Chancellor Dennis […]

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Weiner releases ‘throwback’ education policies

Anthony Weiner, the former Queens congressman who resigned after a sexting scandal, has been in the news of late after he declared that he might run for mayor. In a policy document he released this week to “test the electoral waters,” Weiner curiously said that one of his top education priorities is to “streamline the […]

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Universities Are Admitting Students for Spring Rather Than Fall Terms

There is a growing national trend amongst universities to accept students for the spring rather than the fall term, requiring them to wait six months after graduating from high school, according to an article in The New York Times this week. Some colleges allow students to apply for spring admissions themselves, but others make the […]

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Bronx Eighth Graders Choose to Stay Put for High School

Teachers in the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the Bronx help their eighth graders avoid the high-anxiety of applying for high school. It’s a 6 through 12 school.

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Closure Plan Debated at School Where Parents Called for Change

Reprising a march they held last fall, parents and community leaders stood outside P.S. 64 Pura Belpre with signs and mock sirens and declared a “state of emergency” in District 9 Thursday evening just before a public hearing about whether the South Bronx school should be phased out.

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A Journey Through America’s Charter-School Laboratory

New Orleans journalist Sarah Carr considers the big issues of education reform today through the lives and experiences of New Orleans’ kids and educators.

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