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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. haul monitors

    DOE Tardy on Installing GPS in School Buses by Opening Day

    City Council legislation passed in January requires GPS systems in all 9,500 yellow buses, with real-time data for parents, by the first day of class.

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  3. schools

    School Officials Promise Lead Cleanup, But Offer Little Testing Advice

    With nearly 900 city elementary classrooms beset by lead paint, officials say they’re moving quickly — but give minimal guidance on blood tests.

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  4. 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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  5. summer study

    With School ‘Renewal’ Program Canceled, Principals Wonder What’s Next

    Now that de Blasio’s expensive and controversial school turnaround plan is being phased out, educators are left in limbo on a replacement.

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  6. math lesson

    Only Nine Hearing Officers for 9,695 Special Education Cases

    The more than 1-to-1,000 ratio highlights what parents and advocates say is a broken complaint system that delays services to special-needs kids.

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  7. schools

    Fire, Rain and Union Tensions Test a Bronx Charter School

    Staff and families at the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls say conditions deteriorate as the board holds onto a $10 million bank account.

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  8. special report

    Parents Sacrifice Savings and Careers in Fight for Special Education Services

    A slow, bureaucratic system for resolving complaints over a lack of special education services frustrates many, hitting low-income families hardest.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. running bill

    Progressive Promises: Bill de Blasio’s New York City Record

    The mayor of America’s biggest city touts accomplishments from Pre-K to policing as he readies for the campaign trail. Here’s how he’s delivered.

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  16. running bill

    Bill de Blasio’s Unfinished Business

    As he wages an expected presidential run, the mayor leaves some projects that are behind schedule or have deadlines looming. Here are seven to watch.

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  17. 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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  18. vanishing act

    Lost in Translation: English Language School Honchos Disappear Amid Debts

    The closed school’s leaders ghosted students, teachers and even their credit card processing company – whom they owe $100,000, a lawsuit charges.

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  19. driving up costs

    Schools Bus Drivers Threaten Strike — and Management is on Their Side

    They hope a strike vote and lobbying will nudge Albany to approve a benefits boost on taxpayers’ dime. At stake: rides for 12,000 special-needs kids.

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  20. education

    FALLING BEHIND: City’s Largest Head Start Provider Freezes New Enrollments

    The issue affects programs funded through the Administration for Children’s Services, the city’s largest Head Start grantee, serving 11,000 kids.

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  21. your money

    New Spending Boosts Budget That Mayor Touts as Thrifty

    Mayor Bill de Blasio proposes $916 million in spending cuts over two years, while adding $1.47 billion in new spending since his February plan

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  22. education

    City Payments for Charter School Rent Set to Hit $80 Million

    That’s up from $52 million — a 54 percent increase. The public funds will cover the leases of 90 charter schools that operate in private spaces.

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  23. reading room

    With Amazon Gone, Queens Building’s Owners May Boot Local Library Branch

    After 30 years in Long Island City’s Citigroup Building, beloved Court Square library branch is reading into an uncertain future.

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  24. charter schools

    Success Academy ‘Dumped’ Elementary School Student at Precinct, Suit Charges

    A Brooklyn branch of the charter school also repeatedly suspended the special-needs youth and called child services to push him out, lawsuit claims.

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  25. schools

    ‘It’s Basically Jail’: Inside NYC’s School Suspension Centers

    Overall suspension rates have dropped under Mayor de Blasio. Yet lengthier out-of-school suspensions, disproportionately impact students of color.

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  26. education

    Public Funding of Private-School Security Grows by Millions

    A three-year-old program using public money for security guards at private schools – including elite institutions – is on pace to run $22.3 million.

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  27. immigration

    Language School Ordered Evicted Weeks Before Stranding Students

    Staff and visa-dependent students at the English-language school ALCC had only four days’ notice before the Midtown institution shuttered.

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  28. education

    Wrong Envelope: Students Accepted to Coveted Lab School After Rejection Snafu

    Some 144 students were erroneously informed that they didn’t get into the coveted New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies.

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  29. not cool

    Mayor Flunking on Pledge to Put A/C in Every Classroom

    Two years after Mayor de Blasio’s air-conditioning vow, fuzzy math put the project behind schedule as costs rise faster than July temperatures.

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  30. education

    Suspensions Drop 14% in Public Schools After Spike Last Year

    Meanwhile, city statistics also show that average suspension lengths fell 30 percent in the first half of the school year.

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  31. sign of times

    Bye-Bye Bergen: Brooklyn School Sheds Slave-Owner Family Name

    Prospect Heights’ P.S. 9 will be renamed after Sarah Smith Garnet, the first African-American woman to become a New York public school principal.

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  32. immigration

    Visa-Dependent Students Stranded by Closure of Manhattan English-Language School

    Midtown’s American Language Communications Center cancelled classes with no warning, putting hundreds at risk of losing their student visas.

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