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There are plenty of compelling reasons to stay in school, but a new study published in journal PLOS ONE has offered up one more — it may also be good for your health. According to researchers at New York University, the University of Colorado, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “lacking education may […]

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Despite instructions from federal and state law enforcement agencies, 20 New York school districts have been effectively preventing undocumented immigrant children from enrolling in school. The state attorney general’s office is now requiring these school districts change their enrollment polices, reports the New York Times. The Times in October found that Long Island schools were […]

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DNAinfo has kicked off a series that examines diversity (and lackthereof) in New York City’s public schools with a map that illustrates the breakdown of the schools by race — and the contrast is startling. In March, UCLA’s Civil Rights Project found that New York City, which boasts an incredibly diverse population and has the […]

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Are you an economics student having trouble understanding some of the concepts? Or perhaps you’re a teacher searching for a new way to engage your students? Prepare by watching Seinfeld. The aptly named online archive project Yadayadayada Econ has found wisdom in the “show about nothing,” extracting clips from the show that illustrate economic concepts […]

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The solar panel-laden behemoth in the rendering above is P.S. 62, a school set to open in Staten Island next year that will allegedly produce more energy than it consumes. How? Well, there are the solar panels, as well as a wind turbine, exercise equipment that generates energy, and geothermal wells for heating and cooling. […]

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Public middle and high schools in New York are required by state law to provide arts instruction to students, but according to a report from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, 20 percent of schools in the five boroughs are failing to do so. Unsurprisingly — given the ways in which city schools are economically segregated — this disproportionately […]

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A federal court ruled yesterday that the city can uphold a ban on religious services in schools, overturning an earlier decision in which a lower court called such a ban unconstitutional. The religious lobby shouldn’t worry quite yet, however, as it’s not certain that the appeals court’s ruling will have any effect. As the Times points out, […]

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We already know that NYC’s most elite high schools admit very few black students, and now, a new study shows run-of-the-mill public schools across the state aren’t exactly models of diversity either. In fact, according to a report published by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, New York has the most racially segregated public schools […]

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A New York Times story on lack of diversity in the city’s most prestigious high schools highlights just how bad things are. Stuyvesant High, the Lower Manhattan institution that counts acclaimed actors, musicians, and Nobel laureates among its alumni, offered seats to 952 incoming students for the coming school year. Seven of them were black, and 21 […]

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We’ve been doing this for a reason, guys: a new study out of the University of Arkansas argues that exposing people to art at an early age makes them not only more creative, but more empathetic, tolerant, and critical in their thinking (just like reading fiction). The research was conducted by allowing randomly selected young […]

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