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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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The work of a school counselor, guiding students from high school through life

Counselor Vincent Lumetta at World Journalism Preparatory School in Flushing has guided more than 800 students through the ever complex college application process.

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The Graduation Gap from High School through College

Low-income students might face greater challenges adjusting to college than their more affluent peers, so some charter networks are paying attention to their high school graduates through college.

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Should High School Students Be Shown Porn to Learn About Sex?

Vice News’s Miriam Wells writes about one possible way of educating students about sex: “Pornography — or even erotic literature — is an excellent vehicle for critical discussion about the difference between fantasy and reality and the commercial media’s expression of sexuality, gender roles, and body types,” he said. “Also, softcore images may generate valuable discussions […]

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Elizabeth Green’s Building A Better Teacher

Imagine you’re given several years of pedagogical study (or several weeks of training, as the case may be). Then you are thrown into a dunk tank, a classroom full of students who expect you to teach. Now, imagine you’re expected to make sure those students come away with knowledge and perform well on standardized test […]

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Where Kids Learn More Outside Their Classrooms Than in Them

In this article for The Atlantic Emily Richmond describes extended learning programs in New Hampshire, where non-traditional forms of learning are on the rise. Amid the growing push to reinvent the nation’s public high schools, initiatives that connect students more directly to their individual interests—and tap into their innate motivations—are gaining popularity. New Hampshire is one […]

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An Arc of Outrage: Despite the clamor, the real conversation about campus sexual assault has hardly begun

Sara Lipka of The Chronicle of Higher Education describes the history of sexual assault on college campuses and the institutional change that has been slow to follow: Talk and action are in high supply, but they’re more reflexive than reflective. Professors have claimed they were denied tenure or driven out for supporting victims. Others have been admonished for appearing […]

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