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Carmen Farina (credit: CBS 2)

Mayor-Elect De Blasio Appoints Carmen Farina As Schools Chancellor

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has tapped Carmen Farina, a former teacher, principal and longtime advocate of early childhood education, to be New York City’s next schools chancellor.

12/30/2013

Students at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School take gym class in the hallway. (Credit CBS 2)

No Gym? No Problem; Crown Heights Students Hit The Halls To Break A Sweat

For students at one Brooklyn school it has been a fight to find space for physical education classes, but a creative solution to the problem has left students running the halls.

11/08/2013

Missing person flyer for Avonte Oquendo is seen at the Times Square subway station on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 (credit: CBSNewYork)

Kelly: NYPD Still Devoting Resources In Search For Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

The teen, who cannot communicate verbally, was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.

11/01/2013

PS 207 in Howard Beach is one of 7 NYC public schools still without a working fire alarm system a year after Sandy's floodwaters destroyed the wiring. (credit: CBS 2)

7 NYC Public Schools Still Without Working Fire Alarms A Year After Sandy Hit

A crew of fire watchmen — hired for this purpose only — are positioned on every floor to literally sniff for smoke and alert school officials and the fire department in case of a fire.

10/28/2013

P-TECH In Brooklyn (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Obama Visits Cutting-Edge Brooklyn High School

Obama delivered a speech and met with students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Crown Heights, which was born out of cooperation between the city’s Department of Education, the City University of New York and IBM.

10/25/2013

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

$70K Reward For Safe Return Of Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

A 24-hour command center has been set near the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City where Avonte Oquendo was last seen. The teen was spotted on surveillance video leaving the school on Oct. 4.

10/11/2013

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving school on Friday, October 4. (credit: NYPD)

Walcott ‘Extremely Hopeful’ For Safe Return Of Missing Autistic Teen From Queens

Police have stepped up the search for Avonte Oquendo, who has been missing for nearly a week. He was last seen Friday on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City.

10/10/2013

Police on the scene after a SUV jumped a curb in Queens on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Good Samaritans Rescue Students After SUV Jumps Curb In Queens

A group of students were walking out of a bodega on the corner of Grand Avenue and 71st Street when a Honda Pilot SUV jumped the curb, striking the students.

09/12/2013

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

DOE Announces ‘Kindergarten Connect’ To Streamline Enrollment Process

The online form will allow parents to submit all their application information in one place, rank the schools and get enrolled.

09/12/2013

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott attends Common Core teacher training session, August 8, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

NY Education Officials Banking On ‘Incremental Progress’ On Standardized Test Scores

City and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.

08/08/2013

NYC classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Standardized Test Scores In New York Drop As Expected

Parents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.

08/07/2013

Students graduate (file/credit: Clipart)

City Boasts Strong Graduation Rate Among 5 Largest Districts Statewide

Graduation rate stayed flat at 64.7 percent, the city announced. The state average for the class of 2012 is 74 percent.

06/17/2013

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DOE: 40 NYC Schools To Join Middle School Quality Initiative Program

Of those, 20 will include a pilot program to extend the school day and offer intense literacy training for high needs students.

06/11/2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Walcott Raked Over The Coals At City Council Budget Hearing

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with some angry and hostile comments Tuesday, as he testified at a budget hearing before the City Council Finance and Education committees.

06/04/2013

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City, Teachers’ Union Praise State-Imposed Teacher Evaluation System

The evaluation plan incorporates student test scores, principal observations and other data. Twenty percent of each score will be determined by “locally selected measures” that individual schools can set.

06/02/2013

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