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A Teaching Fellow Finds Her Footing

Luisa Cavagna once thought she wanted to be a doctor, but now her heart is in the classroom

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Author Visit from Holocaust Survivor Makes Memoir Come Alive

Inge Auerbacher visits Ditmas Junior High School as part of multi-disciplinary unit on writers’ childhood war diaries and memoirs.

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High School Choice: Like Choosing College

Eighth graders need a lot of help navigating the maze of city high school applications. Schools offer wildly different levels of adult guidance. A new study suggests that equity may suffer as a result.

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Tweeting, Instagramming and YouTubing in Class

With smart phones, MacBook Pros and iPad’s abound, take a look at how a group of tech-savvy students at a private Upper West Side school are tweeting, posting and instagramming their way through class.

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Social Media: Tweeting and Learning in the Classroom

Educators see social media as an important tool to aid learning in the classroom, but there is no consensus on how best to teach it.

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Astoria parents furious over plans to add middle school to PS 122

The New York Daily News reports that parents in Northwestern Queens are considering a lawsuit against the city over its plan to shrink the number of students eligible for the Gifted and Talented middle school program at P.S 122 in Astoria. The program is in high demand, and parents fear that the city’s plan will […]

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Woes of a Fifth Grader

For Brooklyn fifth grader Nataly Salvador, middle school is around the corner and life is about to change.

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