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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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Postmortem continues on demise of ed software giant inBloom

Proponents and critics of inBloom, an educational-software company that collected student data, continue to offer reasons for last week’s announcement that it is closing. The company, funded by a $100 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corp. of New York has been at the center of the debate over […]

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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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Paying for an Education Never Delivered

Acceptance to a private school is usually a joyful moment for parents. But when they try to back out of their contracts, things can get hairy, Jenny Anderson writes in a NY Times article. Private schools have sued parents to pony up for the full tuition, even if the child did not end up attending […]

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Department of Education Changes Tone on Data Release

Following these responses, the city’s Department of Education is distancing itself from the release, after supporting it, the Times reported. A guide sent to public school principals Friday on how to respond to teacher’s concerns said the Department of Education didn’t support the release of this data, but were required to do so by the […]

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Parents and Teachers React to Recent Rankings

The Times, along with several other news outlets, have reported on the reaction to the rankings. The Daily News, cautioned parents on how to read the teacher reports. The Daily News and the Wall Street Journal, reported on the response from both teachers and parents, finding a division among teachers over the ranking’s accuracy.

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