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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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The Bilingual Advantage

Some middle class parents look for dual language programs in languages like French and Japanese the way others look for good athletics or strong arts programs.

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When School Fills a Gap Family Left Behind

Social emotional learning is central at Brooklyn’s Lyons Community School, where suspensions are a very last resort. Intense relationships result between school staff and students.

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The Graduation Gap from High School through College

Low-income students might face greater challenges adjusting to college than their more affluent peers, so some charter networks are paying attention to their high school graduates through college.

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Dual Language Crusader Calmly Carries On

Met by waves of parental protests and controversy, Principal Iris Chiu helicoptered into the job as head of Shuang Wen intent on transforming the top performing school into a true dual language school.

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One Brooklyn School’s Quest to Find an Alternative to Suspensions

The DIG at Lyons Community High School is the staff’s latest attempt to provide students in need with a safe space where they can, at the very least, develop stronger social skills and stabilize enough to return to regular classes.

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Manhattan Teacher Uses Zombies to Chase Students into the Classroom

This semester, Wilber’s on a crusade to use provocative themes, and the zombie tie-in, to get more of City-As-School’s notoriously weary readers to pick up a book – and come to class.

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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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Farina to add new classes for children with autism next fall

The city plans to expand classes for about a 100 children with autism into all five boroughs.

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