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An alternative path to graduation

Instead of exams, students prepare portfolios highlighting their best work during high school and present their projects.

An alternative path to graduation
posted on: Apr 29, 2010 | author: Scott Olster

Tilden High students mourn loved ones lost in Haiti

Tilden was virtually shut down as students and faculty grieved for the loss of loved ones and the devastation of Haiti.

Tilden High students mourn loved ones lost in Haiti
posted on: Apr 18, 2010 | author: Vadim Lavrusik

Top 10 languages spoken by students at Manhattan Internation...

The student population at Manhattan International High School represents 37 different languages from more than 50 different countries.

Top 10 languages spoken by students at Manhattan International
posted on: Apr 4, 2010 | author: Vadim Lavrusik

Schools of Babel

High school students not fluent in English are allowed to take the New York State Regents exams in their native language, but there are very few translations of textbooks.

Schools of Babel
posted on: Mar 25, 2010 | author: Scott Olster

Taking ninth grade twice

Fernandez is just one of hundreds of students at the school who have benefited from its dual 9th-grade curricula.

Taking ninth grade twice
posted on: Mar 16, 2010 | author: Vadim Lavrusik

On the road to college, (mostly) by herself

Luz Sierra has taken the college checklist – all of it – to heart.

On the road to college, (mostly) by herself
posted on: Mar 14, 2010 | author: Taylor Brown

Last Teaching Fellow standing

Fifty percent of New York City Teaching Fellows leave their schools, or teaching altogether, after five years. But Clarissa Lynn is still at it in the Bronx after seven.

Last Teaching Fellow standing
posted on: Mar 14, 2010 | author: Scott Olster

Gun control talk at Human Rights Club

Every Thursday after class gets out at Manhattan International High School, a dozen socially conscious students gather to talk and debate human rights issues from abortion to gun control at the school’s only student club.

Gun control talk at Human Rights Club
posted on: Feb 26, 2010 | author: Vadim Lavrusik

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