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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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Building a Student Movement One Paint Stroke at a Time

A “Students Not Scanners” movement at Park Slope Collegiate begins with a student-made mural, and a dose of outrage.

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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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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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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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Yes to Gov. Cuomo’s Merit Pay Policy

Merit pay for teachers makes intuitive sense. By rewarding the best with cash bonuses, the theory goes, teachers will respond by working harder. Students will, in turn, perform better. Bright young people will be drawn to a profession that rewards excellence. Bad teachers will get the point and look for the exit door. Such is […]

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School Report Cards Can Motivate Students

When the Provost of Miami Edison Senior High School, Dr. Pablo Ortiz, interrupted seventh period over the public address system, everyone knew something big was happening: “Teachers, apologies for interrupting your class. Beginning with the third floor, please bring your students to the auditorium immediately.” There was collective groan from the teachers in the building, […]

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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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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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Growth in School Hiring Higher than Growth in Students

In an Education News report, findings showed that since the 1950s, the number of teachers and non-faculty staff has outpaced student growth. Data published by The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice says that the number of teachers and full-time staff grew by 386 percent while the number of students grew by 96 percent. The research […]

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