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  1. schools

    City Should Test Entire Schools for Lead Paint, Lawmakers Say

    City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Councilmember Mark Treyger, urged the city to expand its testing amid troubling findings in elementary schools.

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  2. schools

    Lead Paint Found in Hundreds of NYC Elementary Schools

    More than 900 New York City elementary school classrooms tested positive for lead following inspections, according to Department of Education data.

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  3. hunger

    Summer Free Meal Program for Kids Swallowed by Information Gap

    The city’s food program is designed to combat child hunger. But limited and confusing outreach is leading to a waste of meals and federal dollars.

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  4. schools

    City Overhauls How Police Operate in Public Schools

    The agreement aims to limit the situations in which law enforcement officials can send students into the criminal justice system.

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  5. education

    Lawsuit Blasts Interpretation Services for Special Education Families

    A federal civil rights lawsuit filed this week charges the city Department of Education routinely withholds services from non-English speakers.

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  6. schools

    Department of Education’s Anti-Bias Training for Educators Behind Schedule

    The plan, announced last summer, called for training 125,000 people in two years. So far, only 15,000 have completed the controversial sessions.

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  7. schools

    Brooklyn District May Redraw Elementary School Boundaries to Boost Diversity

    Officials want to even out elementary school enrollment in District 15 – and tackle segregation. Zone changes could affect students in seven schools.

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  8. new direction

    City Public High School Directory Takes Virtual Turn

    The guide is moving mostly online – raising questions about whether families without easy access to the Internet will be placed at a disadvantage.

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  9. schools

    Brooklyn Elementary School with Only 82 Students Saved

    The city Department of Education backed off its bid to close Bedford-Stuyvesant’s P.S. 25 amid a lawsuit and improving test scores.

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  10. schools

    High-Stakes Test Boycotts: A School-by-School Breakdown

    Some 4.4 percent of city students refused to take at least one of the state tests in the 2017-18 school year. Find your school’s opt-out rate.

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