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Reports On NYC Schools Show Mediocre Progress

The report cards are out for New York City schools and more than 200 of them are flunking. Upset parents are demanding better grades and say it’s time for some city schools to get grounded.

10/02/2012

Administration for Children's Services Commissioner Ronald Richter, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Susan Buffett (L to R) at early childhood education announcement at New York Public Library, Sept. 24, 2012. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

City Announces Early Education Center For High-Risk Children To Open Next Fall

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said an Educare center will open at P.S. 41 in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn next fall. Educare is a preschool program for at-risk children aged six weeks to five years old.

09/24/2012

City officials welcome New York City public school students back for the 2012-2013 school year. (Photo Credit: Edward Reed)

Back To Class For New York City Public School Students

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Mayor Michael Bloomberg were on hand to welcome back children at the New Settlement Campus in the Bronx.

09/06/2012

City officials, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at the symbolic groundbreaking for the new site of Beacon High School. (credit: Spencer T Tucker via Flickr)

City Officials Break Ground At New Site Of Beacon High School

The former library warehouse will be converted into 50 classrooms to go along with an auditorium and other school amenities, including Wi-Fi, science labs, art suites, and a dark room.

08/13/2012

This surveillance image shows the altercation between teacher Stephan Hudson and student Kristof John. (credit: Surveillance Image via CBS 2)

Brooklyn Teacher Seen On Video Getting Into Scuffle With Student; Walcott Promises Investigation

On the surveillance tape, the teacher appears to grab the boy by the arm, yank him around, and pull him towards a table. After much tussling, the student, who is barely over 5-feet-tall, went down to the ground.

06/27/2012

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DOE Investigating Alleged Cheating Scandal At Stuyvesant High School

The student alleged to be at the center of the Stuyvesant cheating scandal, identified as Nayeem Ahsan, was apparently taking cell phone pictures and texting answers.

06/26/2012

Rafael Sosa in court on Thursday, June 14, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Walcott Faces Parents After P.S. 208 Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sex Abuse

Police said teacher Rafael Sosa abused an 8-year-old student inside his third grade classroom at P.S 208 repeatedly between December and last week.

06/15/2012

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Parents Upset After ‘God Bless The USA’ Taken Out Of Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony At Coney Island School

The song that was initially said to be taken its place was “Baby” by teenage heart-throb Justin Bieber. However, at a Monday afternoon news conference with the mayor and schools chancellor, it was learned that won’t be the case.

06/11/2012

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

City Schools Chancellor Scoffs At Suggestion Of Eliminating Summer School

The Independent Budget Office said that if summer school is eliminated, New York City could save $28 million. But Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott doesn’t think much of that idea at all.

04/28/2012

P.S. 84 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Thursday, April 26, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Upper West Side Teacher’s Aide Arrested, Charged With Sex Abuse

Hany Abdalla, a 35-year-old paraprofessional at P.S. 84, was arrested Wednesday on charges of sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, according to police.

04/26/2012

Dennis Walcott speaks to reporters outside P.S. 87 - New York, NY - Feb 13, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

NYC Department Of Education Putting Together First-Ever Social Media Policy

Under the new social media policy, schools chancellor Dennis Walcott has indicated that teachers may be barred from becoming Facebook friends with students on their personal pages.

04/15/2012

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14 NYC Teachers Accused Of Bad Behavior Still Working After Arbitrator’s Ruling

The teachers were among 16 instructors the Department of Education identified in recent years as behaving badly with students. The other two teachers were removed after new allegations surfaced.

04/06/2012

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Schools Chancellor Pressed For Answers On Mold Problem At Williamsburg Schools

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the city did its job in handling a mold problem at two Williamsburg schools and that recent air tests “came back with a clean bill of health.”

04/03/2012

Dennis Walcott (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880, FILE)

NYC DOE Caves, Drops Ban On ‘Forbidden’ Words List For Assessment Tests

Some of the words the DOE wanted left out included: “divorce,” “evolution,” “poverty,” “alcohol” and “abuse.”

04/02/2012

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Wendy’s Runs Ads Saying Its Beef Is ‘Pink Slime’-Free

Wendy’s ran ads in the New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and other publications, letting its customers know the company only uses 100 percent beef.

03/30/2012

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