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.
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.
The teen, who cannot communicate verbally, was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The online form will allow parents to submit all their application information in one place, rank the schools and get enrolled.
City and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.
Parents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.
Graduation rate stayed flat at 64.7 percent, the city announced. The state average for the class of 2012 is 74 percent.
Of those, 20 will include a pilot program to extend the school day and offer intense literacy training for high needs students.
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.
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.