Monday, 1 September 2014

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Students Talk about Segregated Schools

Students Talk about Segregated Schools

The Riverdale Press went into some of New York's segregated schools to hear what students say about the consequences of racial isolation and division.

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Parents Call for Boycott of Newark Schools

Parents Call for Boycott of Newark Schools

A parent's group, NPS Boycott 4 Freedom, is advocating a September 4 boycott to protest a restructuring plan for a number of the Newark schools, Colorlines reports.

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Prepping for Pre-K

Prepping for Pre-K

Training and evaluation of the 1,000 new pre-K teachers NYC requires is challenging, Chalkbeat reports in a pair of articles.

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On LI, Immigrant Kids Face Enrollment Hurdles

On LI, Immigrant Kids Face Enrollment Hurdles

On Long Island, immigrant kids sometimes face difficulties enrolling in schools, Long Island WINS reports.

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Preparing for Pre-K

Preparing for Pre-K

Hundreds of teachers at training sessions for the pre-K program set to launch September 4 heard encouraging words from Bill de Blasio and Carmen Fariña, Chalkbeat reports.

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Interest Growing for Bilingual Learning in NY

Interest Growing for Bilingual Learning in NY

For many immigrant families, the growing dual-language program in city schools helps them revive their cultural background, El Diario reports.

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Young Artists in Queens

Young Artists in Queens

High schoolers pursue their dreams with help from the Queens Council on the Arts.

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For Literacy Classes, City Sends Some to Libraries

For Literacy Classes, City Sends Some to Libraries

Teachers say that the city is turning away some adult students with low literacy levels, Chalkbeat reports.

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Shoring Up Poughkeepsie’s Schools

Shoring Up Poughkeepsie’s Schools

La Voz interviews Nicole Williams, the new school superintendent, about her strategy for improving the Hudson Valley city's beleaguered schools.

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How Will Failing Schools Be Saved?

How Will Failing Schools Be Saved?

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña hasn't detailed plans to help the city's troubled schools, but interventions must begin with the school year in September, reports Chalkbeat.

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How to Help Arts Education in NY?

How to Help Arts Education in NY?

City Limits writes on the "Arts Forward" report issued by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.

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