Suspensions and arrests of students have dropped in the past year, according to the New York City Department of Education.
The so-called “renewal schools” receive additional funding for services such as weekend tutoring and expanded after-school programs.
Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.
Nashaly Perez, 15, was found at a friend’s house at 7 a.m. Thursday and has since been reunited with her family, police said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio greeted streams of prekindergarten students Thursday on the first day of his ambitious expansion of early childhood education.
Curtis High School student Miles Kirkland-Thomas, 16, collapsed during practice Monday morning.
The bill, known as Avonte’s Law, was inspired by the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy from Queens walked out of his school in Long Island City last October.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says one-third of city schools were overcrowded in 2012 and the Department of Education failed to address the problem effectively.
It happened around 3 p.m. Monday about a block from the Richard R. Green Education Campus on Barnes Avenue in Williamsbridge.
The bill is named for Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy from Queens who walked out his school in Long Island City last October.
The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.
Teachers will receive back pay equivalent of nearly 8 percent of their salaries and a series of additional small raises through 2018, according to the nine-year contract.
Farina marked the occasion with an appearance at Teachers College, Columbia University.
P.S. 87 on the Upper West Side was just one of 31 schools that held protests against the English Language Art exam that many say was riddled with ambiguous and secretive questions.
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.