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Mayor Signs Bill Requiring Special Education Reports

ChalkbeatNY reports that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that will give parents more access to data showing the progress of special education students in they city’s schools. ChalkbeatNY reports: The annual reports will detail how long students wait to be evaluated and to receive services, as well as the percentage of students whose needs […]

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“The New Kids”: A Look Into the Lives of Immigrant Students

In “The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens,” author Brooke Hauser reveals the long journeys the students endured to reach Brooklyn, New York.  And then once enrolled in Brooklyn International High School, a public school in Prospect Heights specifically geared for newly arrived teenagers, they faced a […]

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Farina to add new classes for children with autism next fall

The city plans to expand classes for about a 100 children with autism into all five boroughs.

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STEM and Special Education: Breaking Through Expectations at P-TECH

Only 14 percent of engineers are female. And only 4 percent of employees in the field of science, technology, engineering and math are special education students. Briana Conner at P-TECH breaks the mold.

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Sister Margaret joins the mayor’s new universal pre-kindergarten initiative

Sister Margaret of St. Tolentine Church in the Bronx runs a pre-kindergarten that is now part of Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s universal pre-k initiative.

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Democracy Prep charter gets good news on test results, private grants to the school

Fifteen Democracy Prep Charter High School board members met for a monthly meeting March 9 to receive financial and academic updates on the school. The corporate-style board meeting lasted an hour and took place at the school, located at 222 West 134th Street in Central Harlem. The board addressed the students’ test scores, attendance rate, […]

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High School Brides: Yemeni Immigrants at U.S. High Schools

Only two females out of a total 40 Yemeni students at the International Community High School in the Bronx have graduated in the past four years; many were sent back to Yemen for marriage.

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Alternate method to Regents exams helps English language learners

Schools where students present portfolio work instead of take state-wide Regents exams help their immigrant students learn English.

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Community in Favor of New Charter School in Wakefield

A Bronx Charter School for Better Learning proposal to open a second school inside J.H.S. 144 on Gunther Avenue next fall faced no public resistance Feb. 9.

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Map: What’s going on with testing in every state

Students in New York sit down and take the New York State Assessments, but many states were still making decisions on what tests to administer this spring. There’s one state still undecided, but as of Feb. 4, 28 states and Washington, D.C. have opted to join either the Smarter Balanced or Partnership for Assessment of […]

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