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January 27, 2015
After 30-year career, founding principal reflects on his school and the city’s plan to revamp it
An interview with Andrew Turay, founding principal of Peace and Diversity Academy, who is retiring this month.
August 5, 2014
As computer science slowly makes inroads in schools, summer programs multiply
As demand for computer science education has increased, summer programs focused on coding have popped up around the city, offering students an introduction to the field.
July 24, 2014
To build a principal pipeline, city tries an 'all-of-the-above' approach
Hoping to develop a steady supply of new principals, the city has designed training programs of its own and partnered more closely than ever with outside groups. Meanwhile, it's anyone's guess how the new chancellor's views will influence principal preparation.
July 24, 2014
At a homeless shelter, a pre-K program almost like any other
The Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center looks like any other universal pre-K provider but this one's different: it’s housed at one of the largest family shelters in the city.
July 16, 2014
Former top DOE official tests out experimental principal-training program
A new principal-training program designed by a former top Department of Education official replaces lectures and research papers with role playing and projects.
July 10, 2014
Fariña may refuse to tweet, but she supports summer STEM programs
Just before NYU’s director of K-12 STEM Education, Ben Esner, introduced Chancellor Fariña, he unfolded a T-shirt and held it up to a group assembled…
June 5, 2014
At Coney Island transfer school, award-winning principal pushes students beyond graduation
When they come home from college, Liberation Diploma Plus High alumnae Ashley Brown and Nijah Preacher make a point of seeing their high school principal. This visit was a special one, however: Principal April Leong was receiving a 2014 Sloan Public Service Award.
June 4, 2014
Addressing adults who run the schools, students push their own proposals
The Student Voice Collaborative has become an outlet for students to share their ideas across schools—much like networks were designed to share ideas across the school system.
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