Dennis Walcott

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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

Jean Nuzzi I.S. 109 in Queens Village. (credit: NYC Schools website)

Police Investigating Possible Cyberbullying In Suicide Of Queens Girl, 12

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.

05/23/2013

March Against Anti-Gay Violence

An Angry Community Rallies In Response To String Of Anti-Gay Attacks

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.

05/20/2013

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

Chancellor Walcott Lashes Back At Mayoral Candidates Over Education Policies

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.

05/18/2013

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

Schools Chancellor Walcott Participates In ‘Poem In Your Pocket Day’ Event

Young children with the Community-Word Project wrote their own poems and read them before a crowd at Bryant Park.

04/18/2013

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott addresses reporters in Brooklyn - April 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Chancellor Walcott Defends Harder State Standardized Tests

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.

04/15/2013

Daniel Reilly is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student. (credit: CBS 2)

Queens DA: NYC Teacher Had Months-Long Sexual Relationship With Girl, 14

Daniel Reilly, 36, an English teacher at I.S. 237 in Flushing, was arrested on rape and other charges.

04/09/2013

A 14-year-old M.S. 80 student allegedly had the word 'hate' written on her  in marker during an assault by a fellow classmate (credit: CBS 2)

Mother Demands Action After Daughter Allegedly Assaulted At Bronx School

Police arrested an unnamed 12-year-old girl and charged her with misdemeanor assault.

03/19/2013

Cover of "The Librarian Of Basra" (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Third Graders To Read Books About War As Part Of New Curriculum

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.

03/18/2013

Mayor Bloomberg announces the 20 schools selected to participate in new software engineering pilot with Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.
February 25, 2013
(Photo Credit: Edward Reed)

Bloomberg Announces 20 Public Schools Selected For Software Engineering Pilot Program

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.

02/25/2013

P.S. 59 (credit: CBS 2)

Slavery-Math Questions Cause Uproar At Manhattan Public School

Parents are upset and disgusted by a homework assignment that used scenarios about killing and whipping slaves to teach math.

02/22/2013

School buses (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC School Buses Rolling Again After Monthlong Strike

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.

02/20/2013

A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Schoolchildren Come Out On Top With End Of Bus 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.

02/19/2013

P.S. 191 (credit: schools.nyc.gov)

Elected Officials Angry Over City’s Plan To Sell Schools To Developers

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.

02/18/2013

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and DOE officials Eric Goldstein and Katherine Grimm update New Yorkers on end of yellow bus strike (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Walcott: City Saved $80 Million During Month-Long School Bus Strike

The strike ended Friday evening and classes will resume Wednesday following an abbreviated mid-winter break.

02/18/2013

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