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Schools often target students they deem "problematic" and repeatedly suspend them, even for minor infractions. The student then misses school for extended periods of time and falls behind academically. Flickr/Clint McMahon
Emily Shaw, Liz Sullivan and Refat Shoshi Chowdhury for Gotham Gazette  |  September 27, 2011 9:48 AM | Comments
City schools suspend thousands of students a year, sparking a chain of events that compels many teenagers to give up on school. Three advocates argue New York must find a better way. Gotham Gazette Reports.
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Megan Thompson  |  September 15, 2011 6:00 AM | 7 Comments
Once considered a fringe practice, about 2,550 New York children were homeschooled last year, and that number is rising, according to the Department of Education.VIDEO
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Melissa Galvez  |  September 8, 2011 6:00 AM | 8 Comments
On Thursday, teachers and administrators began the usual routines of room redecorating and meeting new students. But for several charter schools that have just opened their doors, this year is all about creating entirely new systems.
Angela Sheldon taking a needed respite from teaching. Sheldon is one of many teachers concerned with how to teach the events of 9/11 to a generation who can barely remember them. Photo courtesy of Angela Sheldon.
Angela Sheldon  |  September 8, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
Angela Sheldon, whose first day at Hunter College High School is Thursday, writes about how she's going to teach her seventh and 10th grade students about the events of 9/11.
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight, inequality persists and hundreds of school employees are out of a job. City Hall News and Gotham school hosted a panel discussion with politicians and leaders in the field to discuss
Sam Lewis  |  August 25, 2011 7:59 PM | Comments
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight and inequality persists. How will last year's battles play out in the fall?VIDEO
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John Farley  |  August 24, 2011 6:00 AM | 21 Comments
A new curriculum developed by N.J. educators tries to help students understand the emotional and cultural significance of 9/11. VIDEO
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Julian Gerson  |  August 18, 2011 3:43 PM | 4 Comments
Heading into my second year at Dalton, I am just as excited as others to see the school growing into a varied and unique place. But I'm also cautious about the changes that the focus on diversity might have on the school's curriculum.
After 20 years, the city has determined that the site of the Bronx New School in Bedford Park is contaminated and so has shut the building. Other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Photo courtesy of Gotham Gazette
Melissa Checker for Gotham Gazette  |  August 17, 2011 9:48 AM | 2 Comments
As the city shuts Bronx New School after finding contamination there, other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Gotham Gazette reports.
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John Farley  |  August 15, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
A century ago, Ms. Frank E. Buttolph dreamed that her collection of restaurant menus would offer a glimpse into the city's delicious history. Her dream is finally being realized as the New York Public Library digitizes and transcribes over 25,000 bills of fare, offering a gastronomic history of the city.
Hector Canonge is offering English classes to local residents at the Magic Touch Laundromat in Inwood as part of a public art project. Photo courtesy of Voices that Must Be Heard.
Elyssa Ramirez for Manhattan Times  |  August 11, 2011 4:45 PM | Comments
For the month of August, multimedia artist Hector Canonge is turning a laundromat in Upper Manhattan into a language classroom for local immigrants.
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