Carmen Farina

John Dewey High School in Brooklyn (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Schools Chancellor Unveils New Task Force To Combat Cheating, Uphold Academic Integrity

The new initiative is expected to cost about $5 million.

08/04/2015

John Dewey High School in Brooklyn (Credit: CBS2)

Grade Fixing Penalties At John Dewey High School Won’t Help Last Year’s Grads

Penalties for a grade-fixing scandal will not help the John Dewey High School graduating class of 2014 – which suffered most from the improper rush to push students who were not ready out the door.

07/09/2015

John Dewey High School in Brooklyn (Credit: CBS2)

Report Released On John Dewey High School Grade-Fixing Scandal; Principal Fired

On Wednesday evening, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina released a report detailing the findings of the investigation.

07/08/2015

Commencement at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 25. (Credit: CBS2)

Graduating Students Defend Brooklyn High School Hit With Allegations Of Grade Fixing

Some teachers at John Dewey High School in Gravesend say as many as 10 percent of students don’t deserve their diplomas.

06/25/2015

John Dewey High School in Brooklyn. (Photo: CBS2)

Graduation To Go On As Grade-Fixing Investigation Continues At John Dewey H.S.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina is now being protected from questions by a security guard.

06/24/2015

John Dewey High School in Brooklyn. (Photo: CBS2)

Schools’ Fariña: Investigation Goes On For John Dewey High School Grade Fixing Scandal

Claims of grade fixing and academic fraud have led to a cloud of investigation for the graduating class this year at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn.

06/08/2015

Students use computers in a classroom. (credit: CBS2)

Experimental Teaching Program Expanding To 64 More NYC Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing the expansion of an experimental teaching program.

05/26/2015

A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a livery cab in Hamilton Heights on Wednesday, May 6. (Credit: CBS2)

Boy, 12, Dead After Being Hit By Livery Cab In Hamilton Heights

A 12-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a livery cab in Hamilton Heights Wednesday afternoon.

05/06/2015

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DOE: Suspensions, Arrests Of NYC Students Have Dropped

Suspensions and arrests of students have dropped in the past year, according to the New York City Department of Education.

03/31/2015

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

De Blasio Lauds School Renewal Program For Improvements At Automotive H.S.

The so-called “renewal schools” receive additional funding for services such as weekend tutoring and expanded after-school programs.

03/25/2015

FILE - Students in a classroom (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

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.

03/04/2015

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Police: Missing Brooklyn 15-Year-Old Special Needs Student Found Safe

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.

09/18/2014

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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