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Opportunity Locked

Students at Opportunity Charter have speech therapy in the hallway while other classrooms in the building are empty and locked. These are the space wars in New York City.

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In One Harlem School, It’s Choice vs. Choice

When a magnet and charter clash, some parents worry that their kids will lose out

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Far from Home, Far from School

All students in New York City homeless shelters are entitled to a public education. Sometimes it just takes them a little longer to get to school.

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No Pain No Gain

Childhood obesity rates are on the rise as hours spent in physical education are on the decline. What’s wrong with this picture?

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Solving The Puzzle: Autism in NYC Schools

The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is rising, with nearly one in 88 children diagnosed in 2011 according to the Centers for Disease Control. The rate is also rising in New York City. But there are gaps in the services available to autistic children. This semester, four students, Theo Meyer, Hema Parmar, […]

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Closing the City’s Oldest High School

Flushing High School, founded in 1875, is shutting down because of some very modern problems

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Test Prep Center Sends Record Number of Bangladeshi Students to City’s Elite Schools

More students of Bangladeshi descent have gained admission to New York City’s most coveted specialized high schools in recent years, and some of them had help from test prep centers such as Khan’s Tutorial.

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The End of New Day: Life Inside a Closing School

When a school closes in New York City, it is often left to fend for itself as students and teachers are slowly phased out.

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More Colleges Give Applicants a Choice on Using Test Scores

A growing number of colleges are giving applicants the choice to submit their SAT or ACT scores, and see test-optional admissions as a way to increase diversity.

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A Mother’s Mission to Create the City’s First Italian Dual-Language Program

Christina Prostano, a mother from Brooklyn, is determined to create the first Italian dual-language program in the New York City public schools, but it won’t be an easy task.

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