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In April 17, after walking 150 miles from New York City, a group of 15 undocumented students arrived in Albany to advocate for the passage of the New York State DREAM Act. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has no taken a position on the bill. Photo courtesy of the New York State Leadership Council.
John Farley  |  May 15, 2012 5:25 AM | Updated: June 15, 2012 3:02 PM | 58 Comments

On June 15, President Barack Obama announced a radical policy shift on immigration, which in many ways works around congressional resistance to the federal DREAM Act.

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Daniel T. Allen  |  May 15, 2012 5:20 AM | 1 Comment
Giselle Peña, 18, was on track to join the nearly 40 percent of New York City ninth graders who don’t graduate in four years. That was before she joined "GPS," a one-on-one counseling program.VIDEO
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May 15, 2012 5:15 AM | Comments
Author and youth advocate Wes Moore shares his own story of triumph and joins a panel of students to discuss factors contributing to their successes.VIDEO
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Yolanne Almanzar and Alexander Hotz for The New York World  |  May 11, 2012 3:10 PM | Comments
Cuts in federal funding to New York City that have hit child care particularly hard, with a projected $16 million cut for Head Start and another $14 million cut for the Child Care Block Grant.
Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan is the 9th best high school in New York. Flickr/ HBarrison
Georgia Kral  |  May 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A report by "U.S. News and World Report" found that 7 of the best high schools in New York are in New York City.
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John Farley  |  May 9, 2012 2:36 PM | Comments
Research suggests bilingualism is a cognitive asset, but are schools doing enough to promote education in the plurality of languages spoken?VIDEO
ew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents his proposed executive 2013 New York City budget at City Hall in New York, Thursday, May 3, 2012. The total proposed city budget exceeds $68.7 billion this year and Bloomberg has until the end of June to negotiate a final version with the City Council. AP/Lucas Jackson, Pool
John Farley  |  May 7, 2012 12:37 PM | Comments
The full schedule of City Council's hearings on the executive budget for 2013 is now available.
Amy Milstein is an Upper West Side mother who homeschools her son and daughter. She said she looked into private schools before deciding that the tuition costs were too high to justify enrolling her children. MetroFocus/Megan Thompson
Sarah Berson  |  May 4, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
If home-made cookies are better than store-bought, why not consider the same for education? Here's how the savvy parent can get started in homeschooling.
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Georgia Kral  |  May 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
A new coalition has formed to bring Cornell and residents together to chart a co-existent future.VIDEO
Principal Dolores Peterson listens as a student reads the speech she will deliver at an honors event later that evening. Photo by Geoffrey Decker
Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  May 3, 2012 12:18 PM | Comments
The DOE points troubled middle schools to M.S. 244’s early warning system that identifies at-risk students.
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