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Catch 22: Financial penalty for schools moving off 'persistently struggling' list

On Board Online • May 2, 2016

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

For nearly 70 schools around New York, the word that they soon will graduate from state lists of struggling and persistently struggling schools has created a classic good news-bad news scenario.

Losing the label has been cause for celebration in many schools, lifting them from a state-imposed program known as receivership. But by shedding that status, nine schools now stand to lose shares of $75 million the Legislature set aside for "persistently struggling" schools.

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NYSSBA's new report, Building Equity in Learning, tackles assumptions about how girls and boys learn, drawing on research to debunk or clarify them.

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