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June 24, 2015

What Two Schools Are Doing About Teachers' Math Anxiety

"[K]ids aren't likely to buy into doing tougher math with teachers who are inwardly hyperventilating about the subject themselves," says a new brief from a New York City-based policy institute.

June 10, 2015

Majority of Hispanics Want Young People to Speak Spanish, Survey Shows

Authors of the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends report say the findings indicate that bilingualism and preserving heritage languages are important in the United States' Hispanic community.

June 05, 2015

'Virtual Report Card' to Help NYC Parents Track Student Progress, Attendance

New York City public school parents will be able to monitor their children's academic performance using a new, mobile-friendly digital account.

June 03, 2015

New York City to Launch Tool to Help Parents Track Students' Progress

The accounts, which will launch on June 8, will allow parents to access information about attendance and grades and will be available on laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices.

May 29, 2015

Summer Learning Programs Reinstated in New York City

Amid mounting criticism, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reversed himself and agreed to continue funding summer programs for as many as 44,000 low-income middle school students.

May 15, 2015

N.Y.C. Restores After-School Funds, Cuts Millions for Summer Programs

Less than two months after awarding grants for middle school summer programs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded the funding, leaving as many as 40,000 students scrambling to find another spot.

May 03, 2015

17 New York City After-School Sites to Close Despite Proposed Budget Increase

Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to add $190 million to support after-school programs in the city's middle schools, children's advocates say another $5.9 million is needed to save 17 other after-school programs, serving 1,882 students, from losing their funding at the end of June.

April 24, 2015

New York City Parents Grade Mayor on Campaign Promises

New York City parents give Mayor Bill de Blasio unsatisfactory grades for failing to reduce class size and increase public accountability.

March 27, 2015

Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools

While it's clear that libraries and librarians have a significantly positive impact on students and schools, we still have to fight to keep these vital resources in our schools and municipalities.

March 11, 2015

The New York 'Miracle' and Other Early-Ed. Highlights from SXSWedu

You wouldn't know that early education was all the rage in the education community from the paucity of sessions on the subject at SXSWedu.

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