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In Photos: Students “Not Suspects” Paint in Protest

  Students at Park Slope Collegiate, a small 6-12 public school in Brooklyn, have been working for the last year to bring a new mural to their school walls. This new mural comes with a big message: “Scanner-free schools.” The project features portraits of students as they pass through the infamous metal detector that has […]

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Brownsville Youth Court and the Teens Who Run it

Brownsville is often called the highest crime neighborhood in New York City. But one youth justice program is having a positive effect on the teens that come through it and those that run it.

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“No” to Testing: More and More City Parents Boycott Standardized Tests

Longer tests and more of them prompted a growing number of New York City parents and beyond this April to tell their children not to take them.

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Middle school boys vault over park benches during parkour enrichment class.

Fit Kids: Working Out with Parkour at a Brooklyn Charter

Parkour, a young and trendy fitness discipline, is brought to the classroom at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School.

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Digital Literacy: New Director at DOE Emphasizes Greater Social Media Use in Classroom

Lisa Nielsen is New York City’s first director of digital literacy and citizenship. She says her job is to help teachers and students become web-savvy.

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Tweeting, Instagramming and YouTubing in Class

With smart phones, MacBook Pros and iPad’s abound, take a look at how a group of tech-savvy students at a private Upper West Side school are tweeting, posting and instagramming their way through class.

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Blended Learning: The Digital Blend

Blended learning, a curriculum combining both digital and traditional learning techniques within the classroom is a concept that is being slowly introduced to schools across the city like Pathways in Technology, also known as P-Tech.

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Social Media: Tweeting and Learning in the Classroom

Educators see social media as an important tool to aid learning in the classroom, but there is no consensus on how best to teach it.

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World Journalism Prep Students Sing the Blues

World Journalism Prep Students Sing the Blues

Jamming out over his lunch break, a Queens teacher ensures kids get a chance to tap their inner musicians.

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DREAM: Prepping for Stuyvesant and Defying the Odds

DREAM: Prepping for Stuyvesant and Defying the Odds

Bronx middle schoolers face a tougher challenge than most when it comes to entering the city’s elite high schools. A weekend test prep program tries to change those odds.

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