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July 30, 2015

New Extracurricular Program Helps Low-Income Youths

A New York City program opens the city's resources--and possibilities--for youths, writes Kathleen Cushman.

July 20, 2015

New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña Gives Herself a B+

Carmen Fariña reflected on her first full-year leading the nation's largest public school system.

July 17, 2015

'Authentic' Assessment Shapes Learning at a New York City High School

We profile a high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

July 09, 2015

New Video Series Offers Advice on Training, Supporting New Principals

The two-minute videos feature school superintendents discussing new practices to develop leaders and manage career paths more intentionally.

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Less than two months after awarding grants for middle school summer programs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded the funding, leaving as many as 40,000 students scrambling to find another spot.

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