Dennis Walcott

Former Schools Chancellor Walcott To Monitor Troubled East Ramapo DistrictA former New York City Schools Chancellor has been appointed to monitor and report back to Albany on one of the most troubled school districts in the state.
Dept. Of Education: Number Of Teacher Discipline Cases Down Under De BlasioWhile running for mayor, de Blasio said his predecessor demonized teachers and promised a new era of cooperation with educators.
Mayor-Elect De Blasio Appoints Carmen Farina As Schools ChancellorMayor-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.
No Gym? No Problem; Crown Heights Students Hit The Halls To Break A SweatFor 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.
Kelly: NYPD Still Devoting Resources In Search For Missing Autistic Boy From QueensThe teen, who cannot communicate verbally, was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.
7 NYC Public Schools Still Without Working Fire Alarms A Year After Sandy HitA 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 Visits Cutting-Edge Brooklyn High SchoolObama 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.
$70K Reward For Safe Return Of Missing Autistic Boy From QueensA 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.
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.
Good Samaritans Rescue Students After SUV Jumps Curb In QueensA 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.
DOE Announces 'Kindergarten Connect' To Streamline Enrollment ProcessThe online form will allow parents to submit all their application information in one place, rank the schools and get enrolled.
NY Education Officials Banking On 'Incremental Progress' On Standardized Test ScoresCity and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.