Tag Archive | "Bronx"

With the ‘Castle’ Under Siege, a Bold New Plan

Principal Santi Taveras has a bold plan to turn around the failing DeWitt Clinton High School. But is he too late?

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School Report Cards Hide Real School Data

During his campaign for mayor, Bill de Blasio called for an end to the letter grades the city gives to each public school in New York. He called them “blunt instruments” that don’t give the nuanced portrait that policymakers, teachers, students, and parents deserve. His spokeswoman said last month that the grades offered “little real […]

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Equal Opportunity: Raising the Bar for Students with Disabilities

As the city continues to roll out its special education reform, teachers wonder if the elimination of “safety net” graduation provisions will negatively impact students with special needs.

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Bronx Eighth Graders Choose to Stay Put for High School

Teachers in the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the Bronx help their eighth graders avoid the high-anxiety of applying for high school. It’s a 6 through 12 school.

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Turning the Switch: Jumping Neighborhood Hurdles to Get Through College

Getting into college was once the main goal for urban educators and nonprofits. Now, the focus is on staying in college.

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Prepping for Tests with the iPad and the iPod

Myrlene Michel, an instructional technology specialist at P.S. 205 in the Bronx, uses iPad and iPod Touch apps to help her students review math for the state test.

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Similar Schools, Hugely Different Report Cards

In his most recent NY Times column, Michael Winerip takes a look at two schools within walking distance from each other in the Bronx. They have similar conditions, yet one scored an “A” on its most recent city report card and the other scored an “F.” Winerip looks at the way the grades are determined […]

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Teaching the Teachers at Urban Assembly

At the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, teachers don’t just teach students–they also teach each other.

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Chief Judge Wants Teens out of Adult Courts

New York is one of only two states that treats 16-year-olds as adults in criminal cases, but a proposal to create youth courts could change that.

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Art or Math, What’s the Difference?

Eric Azcuy uses his students’ art projects to help teach them about math, science and English — and sometimes they even notice.

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