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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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Brooklyn Chess Team Heading to Nationals

                  [audio:http://school-stories.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Mader_Chess_Final_BNC.R.mp3|titles=Brooklyn Chess Team Heading to Nationals] Each year, the National Elementary Scholastic Chess tournament attracts students from across the nation–this year, to Nashville, Tennessee. The young chess players dream of becoming grandmasters, winning trophies, and earning some of the $20,000  in scholarship money that’s on the […]

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Gifted Programs Struggle to Expand

The New York City Department of Education denied a “gifted-and-talented” program’s request to expand beyond elementary school. Parents say that this is one of many actions signaling the D.O.E.’s faltering support of such programs.  

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