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Elisabeth Ponsot for Need to Know  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The state’s Dignity for All Students Act goes further than any in its history to define what constitutes a “safe and supportive” learning environment.

President Michael Mulgrew and AFT President Randi Weingarten wore red Monday to show solidarity with teachers on strike in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/uft via Gotham Schools.
Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  September 11, 2012 2:16 PM | Comments
There are a host of reasons why New York City teachers probably won’t follow their Chicago colleagues.
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Stephan Rabimov and Alexey Timbul for DEPESHA  |  September 10, 2012 5:01 PM | Comments
The Russians are coming to New York Fashion Week, at the Lincoln Center tents, Milk Studios, Runway@Pier 57 and beyond.
Montclair State University (MSU) entrance in Montclair, N.J. The majority of the 10 companies participating in the LaunchPad tech accelerator there are from N.J.; the rest are from New York. Photo courtesy of MSU.
Young Soo Yang for NJ Today  |  September 10, 2012 10:28 AM | Comments
Mentorship, office space at Montclair State University and $20,000 in seed capital was given to 10 companies.
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said that. AP/Mike Groll
John Farley  |  September 7, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments
The analysis broke down graduation rates by race and country of origin, and looked at students who were discharged vs. those who dropped out.
Professor and flutist Bärli Nugent discusses Juilliard's opening ceremonies for the 2012-13 school year with graduate and choreographer. Photo courtesy of Evan Leatherwood.
Evan Leatherwood  |  September 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Even the talented graduates of an elite performing arts school need business skills to practice their art.
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Rachel Cromidas for GothamSchools  |  August 29, 2012 11:56 AM | Comments
The Department of Education has revised portions of its disciplinary code to make consequences for poor behavior less strict for the youngest students.
An airplane passes over an apartment building on its way to LaGuardia Airport. The FAA and Port Authority have soundproofed many of the schools around the city's airports, researcher Charlotte Clark said nobody is really sure how effective these measures are. AP/Frank Franklin
John Farley  |  August 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
How do you reduce noise in one of the loudest cities in the world?
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Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  August 22, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
A practice that city officials devised to deter cheating before it happens is also being used to preempt schools already suspected of misconduct.
Teens working on a wheel in the Recycle a Bicycle shop. Photo courtesy of Recycle a Bicycle
John Farley  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's cycling organizations are creating healthier kids, as well as the next generation of transportation activists.
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