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Building a Student Movement One Paint Stroke at a Time

A “Students Not Scanners” movement at Park Slope Collegiate begins with a student-made mural, and a dose of outrage.

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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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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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Schools, Nonprofits Urge Girls to Reach for STEM

Bringing more girls into science and technology fields begins in the high school classroom. P-TECH early college high school in Brooklyn is pointing the way.

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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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The work of a school counselor, guiding students from high school through life

Counselor Vincent Lumetta at World Journalism Preparatory School in Flushing has guided more than 800 students through the ever complex college application process.

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