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Blended Learning: The Digital Blend

Blended learning, a curriculum combining both digital and traditional learning techniques within the classroom is a concept that is being slowly introduced to schools across the city like Pathways in Technology, also known as P-Tech.

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P-Tech Students Prep for College Courses

Now in its second year, P-Tech was conceived as an innovative six-year program, believed to be the first school in the nation to incorporate high school and college, along with hands-on work connections with IBM. The idea was that students would get the benefit of an advanced curriculum by the time they graduated and come out better prepared than most for the next phase of their education. But administrators at P-Tech quickly realized that while some of the students passing through the blue and grey-tiled halls were ready for those rigorous classes, many others were not.

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Children Growing Up Fast in Chicago

There Are No Children Here, by Alex Kotlowitz, tells the heartbreaking story about two boys growing up in a Chicago housing project in the late 1980s.

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Growth in School Hiring Higher than Growth in Students

In an Education News report, findings showed that since the 1950s, the number of teachers and non-faculty staff has outpaced student growth. Data published by The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice says that the number of teachers and full-time staff grew by 386 percent while the number of students grew by 96 percent. The research […]

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Common Core Standards Said to Require $56 Million for NYC Schools

Last week, the New York Times reported that it will cost New York City $56 million to purchase new textbooks and other materials to help public school students meet Common Core standards. City school officials say that the money will cover the costs of buying new English and math materials for students in third through […]

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Survey on How Teachers Feel About Guns in Schools

The results of a national teacher survey released on Wednesday show that the majority teachers may not actually support guns in schools. The online poll results showed that 72.4 percent of teachers “would not likely bring a firearm to school, if allowed,” according to the Huffington Post. The poll was administered in January by the […]

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Chicago Charter Schools Added to Schools Closing List

On Wednesday, the Chicago Public Schools district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced that six charter schools were added to a school closure “warning list” because of poor performance. The schools must now show progress in performance by September or be forced to “execute a remediation plan” according to reports from the Huffington Post. And according to […]

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Survey Finds, Digital Divide Proves Major Challenge for Low-Income Students

Last Thursday, Pew released a report called “How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and In Their Classrooms.” They surveyed 2,462 American teachers about digital media use in classrooms, and found that low-income students seriously lack access to broadband internet at school and at home. The survey also found that 56 percent of teachers who […]

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Astoria parents furious over plans to add middle school to PS 122

The New York Daily News reports that parents in Northwestern Queens are considering a lawsuit against the city over its plan to shrink the number of students eligible for the Gifted and Talented middle school program at P.S 122 in Astoria. The program is in high demand, and parents fear that the city’s plan will […]

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At Three Schools, Brief Hearings Air Common Themes

Community members from three small schools on the city’s chopping block–Brooklyn’s P.S. 73, East New York’s JHS 13, and Manhattan’s Freedom High– aired their frustrations, their unheralded successes on Feb. 25.

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