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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.

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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.

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A Class That Loops Together, Learns Together

Looping is when teachers stay with the same class of students for more than one year. At Brownsville’s P.S. 446, teachers say it works well for maintaining discipline, and it’s even better for helping them improve as teachers.

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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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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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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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One Brooklyn School’s Quest to Find an Alternative to Suspensions

The DIG at Lyons Community High School is the staff’s latest attempt to provide students in need with a safe space where they can, at the very least, develop stronger social skills and stabilize enough to return to regular classes.

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Humans of New York blog raises $1 million for Brooklyn middle school

Humans of New York blog raises $1 million for Brooklyn middle school

Humans of New York, a popular photography blog, featured a 13-year-old boy from Mott Haven Bridges Academy in Brownsville saying his principal was the most influential person in his life. An online fundraiser began shortly after. Money will be used for field trips and tuition scholarships. http://reut.rs/1zfzBB9

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What Makes Charter Schools So Successful? This Brooklyn Principal Is On A Mission To Find Out

Neil J. McNeill Jr., principal of the Middle School for Art and Philosophy in Brooklyn, is on a mission to find out why charter schools are so successful.

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Test-driving the Future at P-TECH

The state and federal governments are pouring millions into expanding early college high schools like Brooklyn’s P-TECH which hasn’t even graduated its first class. They’re pinning their hopes on the success of a small cadre of student trailblazers.

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