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Book Review: Stories of Survival Along the City’s Margins

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family explores a range of themes: cyclical poverty, failure of the social services system, the value of education and inequality of women and girls, just to name a few. But at its core, Random Family is an elegant story about people and their day-to-day survival, offering a glimpse into the joys […]

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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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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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New Bill in Albany Brings New Attention to Dyslexia

Dyslexia strikes approximately 10 to 15 percent of the student population. A pending bill in the New York State legislature aims to address those children.

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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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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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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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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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De Blasio Calls for Increases Public in Education Spending – Stiff Arms Charter Schools

Last week, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio made education a cornerstone of his first budget proposal as mayor. De blasio called for an expansion of education funding as part of his initial $73 billion plan. “This budget must reflect a progressive agenda,” said de Blasio.  While running for mayor De Blasiop pledged to diminish the gap between […]

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Uncertainty about the Future at a Chinatown Day Care Center

Chung Pak Day Care Center is waiting to hear whether it will get enough money to stay open

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