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U.S. 12th graders’ math scores fall, reading stalls: Education Dept

U.S. 12th graders’ average mathematics score in 2015 was lower than two years before, and reading performance had stagnated, the Education Department said in releasing the “nation’s report card” on Wednesday. The data also showed a higher percentage of high school seniors failed to reach basic levels in the two subjects, while the lowest-performing students […]

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Beyond the Test Scores at the Harlem Children’s Zone

When the Harlem Children’s Zone opened a charter school in a housing project, it set out to raise test scores. While grades haven’t improved dramatically, the school has helped to create a community and is slowly changing the culture of the neighborhood.

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New Language Classes for Kids Teach Swahili and Culture of African Diaspora

A new course offered by a Brooklyn cultural learning center is hoping to help build a “cultural foundation” for children by teaching toddlers Swahili and languages of the African Diaspora. Crayons & Culture, which opened at 188 Madison St. near Nostrand Avenue in October, is launching Swahili classes this spring to “immerse children in a […]

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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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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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Against the Tide of the Summer Melt

Keeping low-income kids focused on applying to college as the summer beckons.

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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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To Live, to Breathe, to Dance

Teaching artist Exenia Rocco teaches high school at A. Phillip Randolph students about the art of power, peace and breathing through Latin dance.

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