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  1. schools

    Even More Students’ Special Education Evaluations Delayed

    An increasing number of public school kids were delayed in getting evaluated for special education services last year, violating federal timelines.

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  2. schools

    A Tale of Two Special Education Evaluation Systems in NYC Schools

    Critics say the city’s inability to fully assess kids’ needs leads parents with means to seek private help while many others have nowhere to turn.

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  3. education

    Schools Where Students Opted Out of Exams Hit with New Tests

    Kids in Brooklyn and East Harlem face six additional standardized tests this year. Parents weigh their options as they fume over “a slap in the face.”

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    NYC Schools Online Applications a Big Fail, Parents Say

    As students vie for middle and high school slots, parents say the city’s digital portal remains confusing and error-prone: “People are panicking.”

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    Rising School Bus Woes Plague Special Needs Students

    Our analysis found an average of 500 delays a day in the first weeks of classes. Parents describe marathon trips and bizarre detours.

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  6. schools

    A Call to End Special Education Hearing Delays Amid ‘Harm’ to Students

    Education advocates demand “immediate action” on overhauling a complaint system that flouts legal deadlines, making students wait for needed services.

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  7. schools

    State Lawmakers Eye Changing School Funding Formula Amid High Stakes for City

    State dollars make up about a third of city schools’ $34 billion budget. But critics say the city is being shortchanged amid growing student needs.

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    Queens School Pens New Chapter on Teaching Kids to Read

    Parents and educators are watching as Long Island City’s P.S. 111 puts paraprofessionals on the front lines of literacy, with an emphasis on phonics.

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  9. schools

    Pre-K Head Start Teachers Make Deal For Gap-Closing Raises

    The tentative pact marks the second recent labor agreement aiming to bring the teachers’ pay in line with their peers who work in public schools.

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  10. schools

    Schools Chancellor Carranza’s Testing Plan Raises Concerns

    The New York City Department of Education proposal to subject students to “formative assessments” draws questions from union officials and others.

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  11. schools

    Bed-Stuy School District Pushes to End Gifted Program it Fought to Create

    The Community Education Council in Brooklyn’s District 16 urged Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza to try a more inclusive approach.

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  12. welcome back bill!

    Mayor de Blasio’s Post-Presidential Campaign To-Do List

    From fixing the public housing mess to diversifying schools to property tax reform, the mayor is returning to a pile of pressing business.

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  13. schools

    No Global Climate Strike School Field Trips Allowed, DOE Rules

    Students can still protest without being marked for an unexcused absence — but teachers can’t join them, thanks to a last-minute decision.

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  14. special report

    A Reading ‘Crisis’: Why Some Parents Created a School for Dyslexic Kids

    Pioneering Staten Island school, experts say, underscores systemic failures that drive families to seek help elsewhere — often at taxpayer expense.

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  15. special education

    Children’s Advocates Say DOE Needs Lesson in Compliance

    The Dept. of Education has ignored orders requiring it to provide services to students with disabilities in a timely manner, new motion claims.

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  16. education

    If City Eliminates ‘Gifted’ Programs, Here’s What Could Come Next

    A bombshell report this week by a mayoral advisory group suggested that New York City phase out its “gifted and talented” programs.

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  17. back to school

    Thousands of Special Education Students Missed Nearly Two Months of School

    New analysis shows some 26,000 students with disabilities missed 36 days or more of school in a year. Advocates say the kids need more support.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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