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  • School promotion policy changes
  • Chancellor Carmen Farina says New York City's school system will de-emphasize the importance of standardized test scores in deciding which students must repeat a grade.
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  • A student at the prestigious Frederick Douglas Academy II in Harlem was suspended for 30 days for bringing cough syrup to school.
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  • common core
  • Some Brooklyn parents feel standardized testing is not the only way to measure what kids learn in school.
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  • For charter school operators like the high-profile Success Academy Network and their families, the state budget deal is, at least, a partial victory.
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  • As a devoted Yankees fan who loves baseball, Billy Cook thought it would be a good idea to collect plain baseballs and send them to our troops serving overseas, signed with notes of support by friends and neighbors.
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  • 11 year old claims sex assault by other students
  • An assistant principal and a guidance counselor in Brooklyn are facing disciplinary action following an investigation into unreported sexual assaut claims involving 5th graders.
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  • New York's Board of Regents has approved changes to implementing Common Core educational standards.
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  • Hundreds of workers at LaGuardia Airport engaged in civil obedience Monday to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
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  • church burglary
  • It happened inside the Church of St. John the Baptist in Midtown. The burglary was captured on surveillance video.
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  • newark airport
  • In New Jersey, a man was arrested Wednesday after authorities found him on the tarmac of Newark Liberty Airport.
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  • Aviation students visit JFK airport
  • Thanks to the JetBlue foundation, students in aviation programs at York College and Aviation High School had a day at JFK Airport.
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  • A pharmacy owner is pointing to an unusual cause as he looks to solve the repeat robberies that have plagued his business.
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  • Fordham University says about 2,500 applicants erroneously received a financial aid email implying they had been admitted - even though they hadn't.
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  • stolen earrings suspect
  • Police say 21-year old Desire Santiago is the woman who stole earrings from a 1-year old girl at a Bronx day care center.
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  • Higher test scores for some NYC students
  • MayorMichael Bloomberg boasted that New York City school kids have improved in a crucial category; college entrance exams.
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  • free winter coats
  • It is truly a random act of kindness. A wealthy New Yorker, wanting to remain anonymous, is donating brand new winter coats to hundreds of New York school children.
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  • Boycott planned in Staten Island over Common Core Curriculum
  • Some students stayed home from school Monday as part of a protest against a national curriculum.
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  • There is controversy at Cardinal Spellman High School over a retired priest invited as a guest speaker, who advocates gays avoid homosexuality through prayer and a 12-step program.
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  • laura marano ally
  • Disney Channel's Laura Marano paid a special visit to Manhattan's PS 124 to deliver free books and read to students.
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  • It happened in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx.
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  • superstorm sandy 1-year anniversary
  • Students at the Channel View High School for Research sang a special song they wrote about recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
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  • Comprehensive health services are now on a public school campus providing care for students.
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  • teacher sexual misconduct
  • There is a new push to get tough on New York City school employees, including teachers, who are accused of sexual misconduct.
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  • kindergarten web site
  • A major change is taking place for parents who want to enroll their children into kindergarten at New York City schools.
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  • harlem
  • It happened in a building on East 104th Street in Harlem Thursday afternoon.
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  • Art McFarland has more
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  • westport little league team
  • Art McFarland is at the celebration with more
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  • library
  • Art McFarland reports
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  • Art McFarland has more on a Brooklyn school
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  • Art McFarland has the story from East Side Community High School
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  • Art McFarland reports on how some students are learning about the importance of a summer reading list
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  • roof
  • Carolina Leid reports from West Haverstraw on the storm damage.
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  • Art McFarland has more on the lower test scores.
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  • Art Mcfarland has more on the new campaign.
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  • lido beach
  • Art McFarland reports from Lido Beach
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  • lido beach
  • Children who had their Halloween wiped away by Superstorm Sandy, put on their costumes and collected candy.
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  • manhattan playground dispute
  • Most parents want to replace the aging, Belgian brick playground on W. 89th Street, saying it's dangerous.
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  • principal
  • Art McFarland has the exclusive interview with teachers who were affected
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  • principal
  • Accusations of racism involving the principal have rocked Pan American International High School. The Department of Education is investigating, but 2 people are already out of their jobs.
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  • new playground
  • It was quite a scene Thursday in White Plains, where hundreds of volunteers came together to build a playground.
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  • principal retires after 50 years
  • Art McFarland visits the school and speaks with the honored educator
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  • It was graduation rehearsal day for seniors of Vanguard High School. But not all of the seniors are sure they will actually graduate.
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  • students wait in line
  • Art McFarland has the story.
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  • school lunch documentary
  • An 11-year-old New York City school student frustrated with the food at school used his camera to film a short movie.
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  • test hoax
  • Education reporter Art McFarland has more from Brooklyn
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  • bronx school in danger of closing
  • For nearly three decades, the Jesuit school has been a fixture in the community providing free education.
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  • veggie menu at city school
  • There is the first vegetarian cafeteria at a public elementary school in the country and it is right in New York City.
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  • girls fight
  • A mother is demanding action after her daughter was injured and sent to a hospital after a fight between teenage girls was caught on camera.
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  • kindergarten suspension
  • 5 year old Jayden Davis has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
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  • rutgers racy tweets
  • Students at Rutgers University have been spelling out their crushes for all to see, on a racy Twitter page.
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