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Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Inner Force Early Childhood Learning Center at 1181 East New York Avenue on September 4, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Theodore Parisienne-Pool/Getty Images)

De Blasio Promises Better ‘Foundation’ With Pre-K As NYC Public School Students Head Back To Class

Mayor Bill de Blasio greeted streams of prekindergarten students Thursday on the first day of his ambitious expansion of early childhood education.

09/04/2014

Miles Kirkland-Thomas (credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island High School Football Player, 16, Dies After Collapsing During Practice

Curtis High School student Miles Kirkland-Thomas, 16, collapsed during practice Monday morning.

09/02/2014

A missing person poster for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (Photo: CBS 2)

City Council To Vote On Audible Alarms Bill Dubbed ‘Avonte’s Law’

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.

07/23/2014

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Stringer: DOE Failed To Address Overcrowding In City Schools

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.

07/09/2014

Richard R. Green Middle School (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Investigation Continues After 14-Year-Old Girl Stabbed Near Bronx School

It happened around 3 p.m. Monday about a block from the Richard R. Green Education Campus on Barnes Avenue in Williamsbridge.

06/24/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Rally Held Outside City Council Hearing On Audible Alarms Bill Dubbed ‘Avonte’s Law’

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.

06/12/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Parents, Councilmen Advocate Plan To Keep Kids From Running Out Of School

The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.

05/28/2014

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NYC, Teachers Union Announce Preliminary 9-Year Contract Deal

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.

05/01/2014

Carmen Farina (credit: CBS 2)

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Marks First 100 Days

Farina marked the occasion with an appearance at Teachers College, Columbia University.

04/12/2014

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NYC Parents, Teachers Hold Protests Against Common Core Exams

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.

04/11/2014

New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Schools Chancellor: Students Won’t Be Held Back Over Test Scores Alone

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.

04/09/2014

Map shows NYC public schools without any certified arts teacher, according to NYC Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau. (credit: Google Maps via NYC Comptroller's Office)

Report Finds State Of The Arts At NYC Public Schools Lacking In Lower Income Neighborhoods

Comptroller Scott Stringer’s analysis of Education Department data has found that 20 percent of New York City public schools lack any arts teachers including one out of seven middle and high schools.

04/07/2014

Carmen Farina (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYC Public Schools Have Seen 10 Student Suicides In 7 Weeks

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said she feels “heartsick” over the fact that 10 public school students have committed suicide since she took office less than two months ago.

03/23/2014

New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Farina Changes Course, Says NYC Will Find Seats For Charter School Kids

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said the city is looking into finding space to accommodate the students from the Success Academy charter school in Harlem.

03/07/2014

A child holds an umbrella as she walks to school during a snowstorm on February 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Many Still Questioning Decision To Keep NYC Schools Open During Snowstorm

Students and parents were faced with gusting winds and blowing snow during Thursday’s storm that brought nearly 10 inches of snow to the city.

02/14/2014

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