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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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Success Academy and the NYT viral video: News roundup from around the web

To be updated throughout the weekend: a roundup of reports and commentary around the web about the Success Academy video leaked by the New York Times this week. Here’s the original New York Times post from Friday, February 12, 2016: At Success Academy School, a Stumble in Math and a Teacher’s Anger on Video Additional reports […]

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In their search for Tisch’s replacement, lawmakers ask, Did you teach?

Asher Mansdorf is the son of an immigrant restaurant worker, attended New York City public schools, and today serves on a Long Island school board. But his bid to join the state’s education policymaking body could hit a road block: He’s a dentist. On Wednesday, legislators vetting candidates for the Board of Regents seat that […]

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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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Alternate method to Regents exams helps English language learners

Schools where students present portfolio work instead of take state-wide Regents exams help their immigrant students learn English.

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Dozens voice opinions as PEP delays school space-sharing vote

Under the recommendation of Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, panel members voted to table four co-location issues.

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Opt-Out Movement Draws Teachers to Its Ranks

Teachers and administrators are taking on leading roles in opting students out of standardized tests.

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Students Opting Out of Tests Increasing

The number of students opting out of standardized tests in New York City has tripled this year, according to a recent NY1 story.

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De Blasio’s Pre-K Plan Deserves a Chance

The case for universal pre-K is a no-brainer. By investing in our children early, and with the right resources, would equip them with the tools necessary not only to succeed in kindergarten, but in overall educational attainment.

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The Fringes are Wrong About Common Core

For once, the far left and right agree on something. But they are also disastrously wrong.

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