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.
Police say a 12-year-old girl who was found hanged left a suicide note that spoke of being bullied online. The girl was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon by her family.
A community is rallying against hate, and police are increasing patrols in some neighborhoods – in the wake of five anti-gay attacks in the past two weeks.
Some of the candidates said that if elected they would not let new charter schools share space with traditional public schools as they do now. Such a change would make it difficult to open charter schools.
Young children with the Community-Word Project wrote their own poems and read them before a crowd at Bryant Park.
Lately there has been an uproar among parents in New York who are upset with state standardized tests they say are too hard for their children.
Daniel Reilly, 36, an English teacher at I.S. 237 in Flushing, was arrested on rape and other charges.
Police arrested an unnamed 12-year-old girl and charged her with misdemeanor assault.
Children as young as 8 years old could soon be reading books on bombings, weapons and war as part of a new curriculum approved by city and state education officials.
The pilot program was first announced during Bloomberg’s State of the City address earlier this year. The students at the selected schools will receive a comprehensive computer science and software engineering curriculum.
Parents are upset and disgusted by a homework assignment that used scenarios about killing and whipping slaves to teach math.
Regular bus schedules resumed on all 7,700 routes Wednesday morning. Around 5,000 of those routes and 152,000 students were affected by the strike.
The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 ended its walkout on Friday evening after union leaders were assured by prospective New York City mayoral candidates that their concerns about job protection would be heard after this year’s election. They went on strike Jan. 16.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott noted that any new construction would require the developers to build cutting-edge schools for free on the lower floors of whatever structure they put up.