Thursday, 24 July 2014

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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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No More Failing Schools?

No More Failing Schools?

In a signal of changes to come, the city's Department of Education has not assigned letter grades to high schools in the latest 2014-15 directory, Chalkbeat reports.

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A Fighter for NY’s Mexican Community

A Fighter for NY’s Mexican Community

Anthropologist Alyshia Gálvez, director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies, advocates for Mexican immigrant youth and women and promotes knowledge of Mexico's history, reports Diario de Mexico.

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Grad Rates Off for English Language Learners

Grad Rates Off for English Language Learners

Tougher NYS Regents requirements have made it harder for English language learners to graduate from high school, Chalkbeat reports.

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Two More Districts Report Pre-K Mismatch

Two More Districts Report Pre-K Mismatch

Community-based organizations are getting more inquiries about pre-K seats in Brooklyn's School District 20 and School District 11 in the Bronx, where large numbers of eligible students were not matched, report community papers.

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The City Where Soccer Never Sleeps

The City Where Soccer Never Sleeps

For the most part, American interest in soccer seems to peak every four years with the World Cup. But in New York, immigrants, expats and natives keep the sport kicking all the days in between, as shown in the latest episode of Independent Sources.

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Yeshivas May Not Offer New Pre-K Seats

Yeshivas May Not Offer New Pre-K Seats

City requirements on how long the school day must be and restrictions on religious activities may discourage yeshivas from participating in the universal pre-K programs, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.

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Proposed Changes in Specialized HS Admissions May Hurt Asians

Proposed Changes in Specialized HS Admissions May Hurt Asians

Two state senators have introduced a bill that would make admission to specialized high schools in NY depend on more than the qualifying test alone, and some parents worry this will exclude their children, World Journal reports.

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