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Credit Recovery

A race for diplomas before Tilden High closes for good

A race for diplomas before Tilden High closes for good

Among 173 Tilden High School seniors, 55 (or 31 percent) are registered for credit recovery courses.

Credit Recovery

Virtual credit recovery takes center stage

Virtual credit recovery takes center stage

New York has been one of the slowest states to adopt online learning in its schools, with no state-sponsored virtual schools to speak of to date, but all of that is bound to change very soon.

Educational Neglect

Should parents be punished for teenage truancy?

Should parents be punished for teenage truancy?

Chronic school absenteeism can lead to charges of educational neglect against parents.

Educational Neglect

NYC stalled on educational neglect pilot program

NYC stalled on educational neglect pilot program

While ACS intends to pilot a new response program, it has provided no information on its development; a time frame for its implementation is likely to be affected by impending budget cuts.

Space Wars

Broker hedges his bets on a new Rockaway high school

Broker hedges his bets on a new Rockaway high school

The Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability expects to open on September 8, taking over six classrooms of the Beach Channel High School in Rockaway.

Space Wars

Three’s a crowd?

Three’s a crowd?

The space game has become more and more dizzying across the city as schools open and close, and principals and administrators jockey for classrooms, leaving students caught in the middle. Our journalists went inside the schools to report.

Melvin and Kia: in their own words

Melvin and Kia have been given a second shot a getting their diplomas. Watch them tell their story.

Melvin and Kia: in their own words
posted on: May 26, 2010 | author: Connor Boals

In an uncertain economy, students turn to certificate programs...

In the height of the recession, people seeking educational advancement have turned to certificate programs as a way to advance.

In an uncertain economy, students turn to certificate programs
posted on: May 14, 2010 | author: Althea A. Fung

There’s no place like school

The education department’s list of schools it wants to close all have one thing in common: a huge population of homeless students. Alfred E. Smith high school feels the stress.

There’s no place like school
posted on: May 13, 2010 | author: Mary Plummer

Children are not cheeseburgers

Public school parents used to just be called parents. In the new marketplace of ideas, they’re called the “audience.” School names try to reflect the brand to attract a certain brand of parents.

Children are not cheeseburgers
posted on: May 12, 2010 | author: Susan Sawyers
Does P.S. 332 deserve to be closed?

Does P.S. 332 deserve to be closed?

posted on: May 11, 2010 | author: Nushin Rashidian

Word spread within minutes last spring around the halls of P.S. 332, a large, three-story elementary school on the desolate Christopher Street in Brooklyn.

A PM school for students stuck in between

A PM school for students stuck in between

posted on: May 7, 2010 | author: Taylor Brown

Behind those numbers are a set of strategies aimed at making sure nearly every student graduates in four years.

Second Chance High

Second Chance High

posted on: May 7, 2010 | author: Rachael Horowitz

Two high schools–one in Harlem, one in the Bronx–believe learning involves more than collecting credits.

Time lost, credit earned

Time lost, credit earned

posted on: May 7, 2010 | author: Mariah Summers

The state board voted on standards for making up course credit in public high schools.

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