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  • City takes high stakes out of testing

    City takes high stakes out of testing The city has taken a big step to scale back on anxiety over state tests. A new promotion policy takes the high-stakes out of testing for grades 3-8, at least when it comes to determining…
  • Manhattan schools join anti-test protests

    Manhattan schools join anti-test protests (This story first appeared on DNAInfo.com)  More than 30 public elementary schools — including TriBeCa's top-ranked P.S. 234 and the Upper East Side's P.S. 59 — are set to participate in protests Friday to blast the…
  • G&T: Fewer qualify; rich-poor gap persists

    G&T: Fewer qualify; rich-poor gap persists Nearly one-third of the 14,600 rising kindergartners who sat for Gifted & Talented assessments in January and February found out today that they qualified for one of the city's district or citywide G&T programs. That's …
  • City creates 4,200 new full-day pre-k seats

    City creates 4,200 new full-day pre-k seats Some highly sought-after schools that lacked pre-kindergarten programs will now have them. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today the city will add more than 4,200 new full-day pre-k seats at 140 public schools in September, thanks…
  • State: NYC must give space to charters

    In New York City, a new siting process paves the way for more charter schools (via Chalkbeat New York) The state budget bill’s expected passage includes several dramatic education policy shifts for the city, but…
  • 15 charter schools opening, apply by April 1

    15 charter schools opening, apply by April 1 Amid the debate surrounding charter schools in the city, 15 new charter schools will be opening in the fall, adding to the 183 already operating in New York City. The majority of the new schools…