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Pushed Out: Charter Schools Contribute to the City’s Growing Suspension Rates

Advocates believe the rise in the number of “No Excuses” charter schools has contributed to the city’s growing number of kids who are suspended.

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“Suspended!” How New York Deals with the So-Called “Bad” Kids

New York City’s suspension rates have risen dramatically since Mayor Bloomberg took over the school system. But what exactly happens when a child gets suspended?

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Once Suspended Always Suspended: Chronic Suspensions Through the Eyes of a Student

Since he entered high school two years ago, Joseph Neat, a 17-year-old Manhattan high school sophomore, has found himself trapped in a cycle of punishment, spending almost more time suspended than in class. Since September of 2010, Joseph, a special needs student, has spent a total of four months  of his high school career kicked […]

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Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Random Family offers a clear-eyed look into the poverty-stricken world of the South Bronx in the 1980s.

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Going to Smith College Against All Odds

Yenelsa Duran never expected to leave the city after graduating high school, but through the help of her high school, she gained the courage to apply to Smith College and was accepted early decision

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New York City Education Department Explains Unclaimed Medicaid Reimbursements

Millions are going unclaimed in Medicaid because schools lack the staffing and training to file the required paperwork.      

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Harlem Success Wins Co-location Bid Despite Community Opposition

The Harlem Success Charter network has won the right to co-locate with Junior High School 50 in Williamsburg. The community is upset because they feel the charter is intruding and hasn’t made any effort to reach out to its mostly Latino community.  

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Turnaround Schools Cause Confusion for Parents at Second High School Fair

The second high school fair was less than ideal for schools – schools slated for turnaround had a difficult time pitching their model to applicants.  

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New Schools Set to Open this Fall Still Trying to Fill Seats

For those who didn’t get into a high school, there are at least ten new ones that are set to open this fall, and principals are still looking to fill seats.  About 7,000 eighth graders were not matched to a high school last week, and will now have to attend open houses and rank their […]

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Student Thrilled About High School Acceptance

High School choice decisions came out last week. Schoolbook ran a light feature on one of the students who had gotten into her first choice and was happy.    

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