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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.”

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When School Fills a Gap Family Left Behind

Social emotional learning is central at Brooklyn’s Lyons Community School, where suspensions are a very last resort. Intense relationships result between school staff and students.

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Ambitious Bronx Teen Ignores Obstacles, ‘Strives for the Skies’

The stress of poverty can cause some teens and children to have to grow up too fast, taking on very adult-style responsibilities. Here is one high-flying graduate’s story from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx

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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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From Broadway, With Love

Dan Pettrota is a math teacher at World Journalism Prep, who stepped down from the Broadway stage to enter the classroom through the New York City Teaching Fellows.

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Clown Turned Teacher Finds He Needs a New Bag of Tricks

A neatly trimmed beard and pocket full of pens and pencils are now the workday toolkit for Dan Berkley, a former circus clown turned physics teacher thanks to the NYC Teaching Fellows program.

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Advanced Placement Participation on the Rise

A newly-released report by The College Board shows that student AP participation has risen considerably.

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Josh Penafiel hopes to graduate this summer.

Before and After Aspirations: The Legacy of a School Closing

Josh Penafiel dropped out of his East New York high school after it was closed by the New York City Department of Education several years ago. Now he’s trying to get his diploma, but time is running out.

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Jeremy Rivera outside Bread & Roses

Transitions: New Beginnings and Lasting Memories at Bread & Roses

Their high school is going to start the phase-out process next year. Ninth graders Jeremy Rivera and Nakia Watson have the chance to transfer to better schools, but will they?

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P-Tech Students Prep for College Courses

Now in its second year, P-Tech was conceived as an innovative six-year program, believed to be the first school in the nation to incorporate high school and college, along with hands-on work connections with IBM. The idea was that students would get the benefit of an advanced curriculum by the time they graduated and come out better prepared than most for the next phase of their education. But administrators at P-Tech quickly realized that while some of the students passing through the blue and grey-tiled halls were ready for those rigorous classes, many others were not.

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