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Stretching Mind and Body

Each Friday Chloe Tupper, a Bent on Learning yoga instructor, visits the Children’s Workshop School to teach yoga to a class of preschoolers, and then, to the third and fourth graders.  Yoga may be a way to teach students to cope with stress and increase concentration.

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Facebook Money Funds Chinese in Newark School

The Chinese language is being taught for the first time in a new public high school in Newark, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s high-profile $100 million donation two years ago can take some of the credit. Read more.

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First Graders Have 40 Minutes to Get Fit

At P.S. 24 in Sunset Park Brooklyn, 54 percent of students are overweight or obese and P.E. classes are a weekly activity.  Limited space means that only half of the students at the school can participate in P.E. classes each year.  One class of first graders spends their 40 minutes of gym playing basketball and […]

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Giving a Voice to the Voiceless with iPads

  With 1 in 88 American children on the autism spectrum, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there’s a growing need for advanced teaching methods. The Manhattan Children’s Center, a private school on  the Upper West Side that serves around 40 students with autism spectrum disorders, began using the iPad in 2010. […]

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A Harlem Teacher Makes iPad Lessons Personal

Fifth grade students in Monica Burns’ social studies class at the Alain L. Locke Elementary School for Environmental Leadership in Harlem use iPads in their daily classes.  On May 2, the students worked on interactive textbooks created by their teacher and answered questions about Canadian history.

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Facebook Money Funds Chinese in Newark School

The Chinese language is being taught for the first time in a new public high school in Newark, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s high-profile $100 million donation two years ago can take some of the credit. Bard High School Early College opened in the Springfield neighborhood in Newark last fall, with 87 ninth graders and […]

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Prepping for Tests with the iPad and the iPod

Myrlene Michel, an instructional technology specialist at P.S. 205 in the Bronx, uses iPad and iPod Touch apps to help her students review math for the state test.

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Maya Burns: High School Props Intern

The Academy for Careers in Television and Film, a Long Island City, Queens career and technical education high school, places its students in movie and tv production internships. Senior Maya Burns, 17, interns once a week at Eclectic/Encore Props, a prop rental warehouse in Manhattan.

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Brooklyn Chess Team Heading to Nationals

                  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Each year, the National Elementary Scholastic Chess tournament attracts students from across the nation–this year, to Nashville, Tennessee. The young chess players dream of becoming grandmasters, winning trophies, and earning some of the $20,000  in scholarship money that’s on […]

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Vacation Cram Class

On Monday, April 9, most New York City students were enjoying a relaxing day on spring break. For students in the college readiness program Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, however, it was just another full day of classes. By having students come in for additional instruction over breaks, on weekends, and after school, the staff at […]

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