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Undocumented Queens High School Kids Work Factory Jobs to Pay the Bills New SAT Test, Same Old Problems? Is a Longer School Day The Answer? Ready for School, Nowhere to Go Newly Arrived Immigrant Teens Learning Math Through Language Learning to Behave: One School Cuts Suspensions Using Empathy A Tale of Two Fundraisers
 

Undocumented Queens High School Kids Work Factory Jobs to Pay the Bills

Central American immigrant teenagers in Queens work overnight at under-the-table factory jobs to help families pay their bills and debts. Somehow the students make it to school the next morning.

New SAT Test, Same Old Problems?

Did the redesigned SAT make the grade? SAT critics, test coaches, and college officials speak out.

Is a Longer School Day The Answer?

Some charter schools are rolling back their hours, just as some public schools are adding time to the school day. Research is mixed about whether it makes a difference.

Ready for School, Nowhere to Go

The benefits of good after-school programs are well known for those kids whose parents aren’t yet home from work. But at many schools like Brownsville’s P.S. 446, before-school programs are needed too.

Newly Arrived Immigrant Teens Learning Math Through Language

“In the Dominican Republic, two plus two equals four,” said a sophomore in the Bronx's International Community High School for brand new immigrant kids. “Here, you have to explain why it’s four.”

Learning to Behave: One School Cuts Suspensions Using Empathy

Teachers at a Brooklyn 6th through 12th grade school believe students lack the skill, not the will to behave. A new approach to discipline brought its suspension rate down from 23 to 2 percent in 4 years.

A Tale of Two Fundraisers

The city's inequality gap was on display this week at two public high school fundraisers. Stuyvesant High School parents intended to raise $80,000; students and teachers at Queens High School for Research, Information and Technology were hoping for $2,000.

Building a Student Movement One Paint Stroke at a Time

28 March 2016

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

24 March 2016

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

18 March 2016

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?

09 June 2015

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

29 May 2015

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

18 May 2015

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

18 May 2015

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

18 May 2015

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

11 May 2015

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

08 May 2015

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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