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Mayor Acknowledges City Failed Caribbean Teachers

Mayor Acknowledges City Failed Caribbean Teachers

After the city brought over hundreds of teachers from the Caribbean during a teacher shortage almost 20 years ago, the newly arrived faced problems with immigration status, housing and getting paid, reports the New York Carib News.

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Adult Learners Face a Tough TASC

Adult Learners Face a Tough TASC

Adult education teachers say students will not be well prepared for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) that replaces the GED, City Limits reports.

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CTE Schools Boast Higher Grad Rates

CTE Schools Boast Higher Grad Rates

The specialty high schools do a better job of graduating students than non-CTE schools, reports the Amsterdam News.

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Mastering Math in Classes of 50 Students

Mastering Math in Classes of 50 Students

Using iPads and computers, students at KIPP Washington Heights do better than others in the district.

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Queens Schools Will Face Pre-K Space Pressure

Queens Schools Will Face Pre-K Space Pressure

Schools are more crowded in Queens than in any other borough, which will make it tough to find adequate space for pre-K programs, Queens Chronicle reports.

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Fariña Seeks More Respect for NYC Teachers

Fariña Seeks More Respect for NYC Teachers

New Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña talked about plans for training pre-K teachers, expanding community education councils, and improving communication between parents and teachers in an interview with El Diario/La Prensa.

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Lawmakers Call for Diwali to Be a Public School Holiday in NYC

Lawmakers Call for Diwali to Be a Public School Holiday in NYC

Six Democratic members of the U.S. Congress ask New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to consider declaring Diwali a public school holiday, reports News India Times.

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A Learning Center for STEM Opens in Queens

A Learning Center for STEM Opens in Queens

A new kind of "cram school" in Queens offers Lego block construction and other creative tools to introduce children to STEM education, World Journal reports.

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Doors to College Education Open to Inmates

Doors to College Education Open to Inmates

Latinos and other minority members who are incarcerated may benefit from Gov. Cuomo's plan to extend funding for college studies in prison, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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CUNY Dreamers Work to Win Over Albany Holdouts

CUNY Dreamers Work to Win Over Albany Holdouts

Former and current CUNY students target NY lawmakers to get tuition assistance for undocumented college students.

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Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House

Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House

Estiven Rodríguez, the 17-year-old Dominican immigrant who recently met both President Barack Obama and his wife, will attend college on a full scholarship, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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