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As homeless population swells, New York City will add more health clinics at schools By Patrick Wall

New York City will spend nearly $30 million to increase health services and offer other help for the city’s growing number of homeless students, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The funding comes from the state and will go toward new school-based health centers and programs inside homeless shelters that help children with literacy and […]

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First Person: How can we teach students to be productive members of a community by removing them from it?

As educators and school leaders grapple with changes in discipline policy in New York City, “safety” is cited as a primary concern of teachers from schools struggling to shift from punitive discipline structures to more restorative ones. As a longtime city teachers and union members, we feel that a vital consideration continues to be left out of these conversations: the […]

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Kids Learn Sword Fighting and Greek Mythology at Camp Half-Blood

Camp Half-Blood, a summer day-camp started by Bedford-Stuyvesant resident and former bookstore owner Crystal Bobb-Semple in 2010, returns this year with new interactive courses for kids to immerse themselves in literature and Greek mythology. Based off the popular children’s series “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” by Rick Riordan, kids transform into demigods — the offspring […]

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NY educators to develop school curriculum on organ donation

ALBANY, N.Y. – (AP) — New York education officials say they’re working with lawmakers and organizations that promote organ donation to develop a model curriculum that will be made available for free to school districts statewide in September. The Education Department says it will include exemplar lesson plans and best practice instructional resources on the […]

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Local education inequities across U.S. revealed in new Stanford data set

Almost every school district enrolling large numbers of low-income students has an average academic performance significantly below the national grade-level average, according to Stanford Graduate School of Education research based on a massive new data set recently created from more than 200 million test scores. The research also revealed that nearly all U.S. school districts […]

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De Blasio’s budget boosts Beacon center social services in city’s public schools

Mayor de Blasio’s upcoming executive budget sets aside millions in increased funding for social services at Beacon centers in city schools and it includes an extra $5.7 million in 2017 and $16.8 million in subsequent years for the programs. The city currently operates 80 Beacon centers in public schools across the five boroughs where students get after-school […]

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education

Part of the Brookings Institution, the Hamilton Project recently released 14 Economic Facts On Education and Economic Opportunity. Over the next several days, we will examine each of the 14 facts. [Black Enterprise]

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Professors hate online education. To save colleges, they have to learn to love it.

Like  many professors, Henry C. Lucas was skeptical of online education. Lucas, now the chair of the decision, operations and information technologies department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, now believes it’s essential. [Washington Post]

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The Problem with NYC High-school Admissions

For years, a debate has swirled over whether specialized schools should expand their admissions criteria. But that discussion has largely ignored how the Department of Education (DOE) selects students for its other more than 400 high schools. “New York is unique in having this system where all the schools have different admissions procedures,” says Sean […]

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U.S. students given SATs that were online before exam

At least five times in the past three years, U.S. high school students were administered SAT tests that included questions and answers widely available online more than a year before they took the exam. For more on this exclusive report by Reuters, click on this link.

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