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Children Fleeing Central America find Safe Haven in a Queens High School

The Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology, a small, struggling school in Far Rockaway, took in a large percentage of the more than 700 Central American refugee children who flooded into the U.S. in the last two years.

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Building a Robot, Building a School

Brooklyn’s unique science-based P-TECH high school builds robots the same way it builds its school, with a big dose of creative innovation.

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In Their Own Words: The volatile world of high school admissions, round two

Covering Education students speak to middle school students who did not get into their first choice high school for next year. Some heartbreaks, some hope. Read the story in Chalkbeat.org

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College Board Postpones March SAT for Some Registered Test Takers

College Board Postpones March SAT for Some Registered Test Takers

Test preparation professionals were barred by the College Board at the last minute from taking the new, re-designed SAT exam on March 5.

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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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Building a Village to Raise a Student

High School advisories help teachers and students forge relationships valuable to success in school, and in life.

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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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School Athletic Fields are as Segregated as the Classrooms

Civil rights battles have taken to the sports fields in New York City Schools, where black and Hispanic students are twice as likely as their white and Asian classmates to attend high schools with very few, if any, sports opportunities available.

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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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Against the Tide of the Summer Melt

Keeping low-income kids focused on applying to college as the summer beckons.

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