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.
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.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Mayor Michael Bloomberg were on hand to welcome back children at the New Settlement Campus in the Bronx.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Some of the words the DOE wanted left out included: “divorce,” “evolution,” “poverty,” “alcohol” and “abuse.”
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.