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  • Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday by the College Board, which announced last month that the new test will include real-world applications and require more analysis.
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  • common core
  • A new round of protests are underway Friday one day after elementary school students completed the latest Common Core testing.
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  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced thousands of new pre-kindergarten seats will be available for the next school year.
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  • common core
  • Some Brooklyn parents feel standardized testing is not the only way to measure what kids learn in school.
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  • For charter school operators like the high-profile Success Academy Network and their families, the state budget deal is, at least, a partial victory.
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  • New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report released Wednesday.
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  • With an eye toward Albany in the final days before the state budget is due, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio touted on Tuesday his administration's readiness to implement prekindergarten for more than 50,000 new students this fall.
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  • A panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to look into New York's rollout of the Common Core curriculum recommended Monday banning standardized tests for the youngest students and capping the amount of instructional time that can be used for test prep.
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  • Mayor Bill de Blasio is pursuing a campaign pledge to change education by adding more after-school programs and providing Pre-Kindergarten for all. However, his plan to pay for it is facing opposition in Albany, so the mayor is rallying his base and getting endorsements, including one from Reverend Al Sharpton.
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  • after school programs
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing putting after-school programs for middle school students in every district school that doesn't have them.
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  • New York's Board of Regents has approved changes to implementing Common Core educational standards.
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  • common core
  • A dozen state senators urged New York's education commissioner on Thursday to delay the further rollout of the new Common Core learning standards, citing frustration and complaints by parents, teachers and administrators. They also threatened to force changes by law if there's no relief.
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  • chess team
  • It's more than just practice for the famous chess team at Edward R. Murrow High School.
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  • Higher test scores for some NYC students
  • MayorMichael Bloomberg boasted that New York City school kids have improved in a crucial category; college entrance exams.
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  • A report from Johns Hopkins University finds that a pilot anti-truancy program in New York City schools succeeded in cutting absenteeism.
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  • Boycott planned in Staten Island over Common Core Curriculum
  • Some students stayed home from school Monday as part of a protest against a national curriculum.
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  • laura marano ally
  • Disney Channel's Laura Marano paid a special visit to Manhattan's PS 124 to deliver free books and read to students.
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  • A national report card shows New York students are doing slightly better on math and reading tests than they were two years ago and about average when compared with the rest of the country.
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  • Some standardized tests in New York public schools will be eliminated, state Education Commissioner John King has told superintendents, citing "a variety of pressures" that may have hurt instruction.
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  • Comprehensive health services are now on a public school campus providing care for students.
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  • teacher sexual misconduct
  • There is a new push to get tough on New York City school employees, including teachers, who are accused of sexual misconduct.
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  • Scores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday.
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  • kindergarten web site
  • A major change is taking place for parents who want to enroll their children into kindergarten at New York City schools.
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  • prnceton named best college
  • US News & World Report has named Princeton University the best college in the United States, with the University of California-Berkeley the top public school at No. 20 overall.
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  • Students and teachers prepare for challenges of new school year
  • The backpacks are packed and the schedules are in hand -- it is the first day of school!
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  • Crime continues to drop in New York City public schools, consistent with the citywide drop in crime.
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  • New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott visited churches around the city Sunday to speak with famlies about the coming school year.
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  • After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.
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  • New York City parents can check an online database to see how their public school children performed on new state reading and math exams this spring.
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  • student loans
  • With college costs continuing to rise, more students are receiving federal financial aid, though state and institutional aid remains largely flat.
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  • Beginning September 30, a school lunch with cost $1.75, up from $1.50.
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  • mayor
  • New York education officials warned early on not to expect great results on the first English and math tests given statewide to elementary students under tougher new learning standards - and they're right.
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  • student loans
  • Senators are back to the starting line in their search for a compromise that would reduce interest rates on student loans after being spooked by the $22 billion price tag that accompanied a potential deal.
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  • principal
  • Accusations of racism involving the principal have rocked Pan American International High School. The Department of Education is investigating, but 2 people are already out of their jobs.
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  • student loans
  • College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring - unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday.
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  • The Blind Brook-Rye district is hoping to boost revenue by attracting students from other districts who would pay about $20,000 a year.
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  • It was graduation rehearsal day for seniors of Vanguard High School. But not all of the seniors are sure they will actually graduate.
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  • school lunch documentary
  • An 11-year-old New York City school student frustrated with the food at school used his camera to film a short movie.
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  • graduation rates
  • Graduation rates in New York City dropped slightly this year, while holding steady across the state as higher standards were implemented.
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  • The evaluation plan that was released Saturday incorporates student test scores, principal observations and other data.
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  • pcb
  • New York City Schools will get rid of old light fixtures with toxic PCB's much sooner than expected.
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  • veggie menu at city school
  • There is the first vegetarian cafeteria at a public elementary school in the country and it is right in New York City.
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  • The City College of New York is renaming one of its divisions after former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
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  • fight
  • The fight happened at Murry Bergtraum High School in Lower Manhattan.
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  • kindergarten suspension
  • 5 year old Jayden Davis has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
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  • A principal at a school in the Pelham Gardens section of the Bronx threatened to cancel the prom if all seniors didn't graduate.
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  • Private information about students is being given to a company and this information is more than just names and addresses.
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  • john jay college graduation
  • The school says it no longer plans to call students names individually and have them walk across the stage during graduation.
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  • There's a change in what has been a centerpiece of Mayor Bloomberg's agenda.
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  • The new fundraising tool is a website created by a former school principal and parent of two who was all too aware of cuts in school funding.
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