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Brooklyn Schools Struggle to Maintain Racial Balance in Rapidly Gentrifying Neighborhoods

Four schools in Brooklyn’s rapidly gentrifying District 13 enroll significantly more white students than their counterparts. Why is that happening?

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New Bill in Albany Brings New Attention to Dyslexia

Dyslexia strikes approximately 10 to 15 percent of the student population. A pending bill in the New York State legislature aims to address those children.

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Ambitious Bronx Teen Ignores Obstacles, ‘Strives for the Skies’

The stress of poverty can cause some teens and children to have to grow up too fast, taking on very adult-style responsibilities. Here is one high-flying graduate’s story from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx

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Book Review: There Are No Children Here

What began as an article for the Wall Street Journal expanded into a book. In There Are No Children Here, author Alex Kotlowitz told the tale of two African-American boys growing up in Horner Houses, one of the most dangerous projects in Chicago in the 80s. He illuminated issues like gang violence, drug trade and […]

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Democracy Prep charter gets good news on test results, private grants to the school

Fifteen Democracy Prep Charter High School board members met for a monthly meeting March 9 to receive financial and academic updates on the school. The corporate-style board meeting lasted an hour and took place at the school, located at 222 West 134th Street in Central Harlem. The board addressed the students’ test scores, attendance rate, […]

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City Councilman Dromm to Charter Schools: Show Your Paperwork for Tax Money

City Councilman Dromm has some beef with charter schools. He demands charter schools to disclose how they spend their tax funds since, according to Dromm, receive over a billion dollars. He gives them five days to do this. Read more from the NY Daily News.

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Number of U.S Homeschoolers On the Rise

Many U.S parents are choosing homeschooling over traditional schools for their children. The number has increased to 75 percent since 1999 and although homeschooled children compromise 4 percent of the U.S school children, homeschooling is growing seven times faster than public school enrollment. Read more from Education News.

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Study: High and Middle School Student Parents Conflicted about Delayed School Start Times

About 40 percent of parents believe that delaying school start times would allow their children to catch up on sleep while less than a quarter think that it would help their kids to improve their studies, according to a national study. Read more from NY Daily News.

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Radio Replaces Classroom Teaching for Sierra Leone Students

Some Sierra Leone students use the radio as a way to keep up with their studies. Ebola has forced many schools to close yet in October the government decided to launch a radio education program with the help of UNICEF and other organizations. Read more from NPR.

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More U.S Students Say No to Standardized Tests

Millions of U.S students, parents, teachers and schools are getting tired of the standardized exams that they’re rebelling against the Common Core Standards Initiative. Read more from The Huffington Post.

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