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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.

A generation gap among teachers

Alternative certification programs like Teach for America has brought in professionals with no background in teaching to classrooms.

A generation gap among teachers
posted on: May 6, 2010 | author: Althea A. Fung

City plans to shutter 16 low-income daycare centers

The city may shut down 16 child care centers that serve low income families to save mounting rent and maintenance costs

City plans to shutter 16 low-income daycare centers
posted on: May 1, 2010 | author: anb2133

At charter schools, nuances are in the numbers

A UFT study showed that 14.2 percent of students citywide in regular public schools are designated as English language learners compared to 3.8 percent in charters.

At charter schools, nuances are in the numbers
posted on: Apr 22, 2010 | author: Sarah Butrymowicz

Albany may allow charters to work with BOCES

Pro-charter legislators in Albany are moving toward leveling the playing field between public schools and charter schools.

Albany may allow charters to work with BOCES
posted on: Apr 21, 2010 | author: Sarah Butrymowicz
A separate peace

A separate peace

posted on: Apr 12, 2010 | author: Althea A. Fung

When four high schools took over the George Wingate High School campus each worked hard to develop a sense of identity. But in the process they neglected to form a campus community.

Democracy Prep gains ground, public school parents push back

Democracy Prep gains ground, public school parents push back

posted on: Apr 2, 2010 | author: Mary Plummer

Charter school Democracy Prep gets approval for a sixth through eighth-grade branch that will share space with other schools in building M092 on 134th Street.

Melvin Hill on: life

Melvin Hill on: life

posted on: Mar 30, 2010 | author: Nushin Rashidian

Melvin has his own way of doing things, and he doesn’t like to explain why. At 19, he speaks as if he has made up his mind, figured it all out, like an old, wise man, hardened by years of experience, of being misunderstood.

The incredible application adventure

The incredible application adventure

posted on: Mar 27, 2010 | author: Susan Sawyers

Eighth graders and their families face the uncertainty of not knowing until September where they will be going to high school.

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