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Majority Of NYC Students Not On Track To Graduate Despite Progress In Test Scores

State education officials on Thursday released results of English and math tests given to students in grades 3 through 8 in April.

08/14/2014

DECKER

Brighton Beach School Aide Charged With Assaulting Autistic Student

An aide at a Brooklyn school has been charged with assaulting an autistic student in the school cafeteria.

08/14/2014

Vanessa Fontaine, Avonte Oquendo

Law Passes Requiring Audible Alarms On Doors Of Schools With Special Needs Programs

The New York City Council has unanimously approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs.

07/24/2014

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Stringer: DOE Failed To Address Overcrowding In City Schools

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says one-third of city schools were overcrowded in 2012 and the Department of Education failed to address the problem effectively.

07/09/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

City Begins Hiring Teachers For New Pre-Kindergarten Programs

School may be out for kids, but it remained in session Monday for city education officials now in the process of hiring pre-kindergarten teachers.

07/07/2014

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Schools Get Green Light To Get Creative With Schedules, Teaching Methods

Dozens of New York City schools are getting to cut the bureaucratic red tape and try out new ideas for size in the coming school year.

07/07/2014

Map shows NYC public schools without any certified arts teacher, according to NYC Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau. (credit: Google Maps via NYC Comptroller's Office)

City To Hire More Than 100 Full-Time Art Teachers Following Comptroller Study

The announcement was made at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. It was accompanied by music from a middle school orchestra.

07/01/2014

Classroom (file/credit: Clip Art)

NYC Amps Up Teacher Recruiting, Training Ahead Of Fall Pre-K Expansion

New York City is on a teacher recruiting and training blitz as it prepares to take on tens of thousands of additional pre-kindergarten students this fall.

06/28/2014

Comparative on public school teacher discipline cases (Credit: CBS 2)

Dept. Of Education: Number Of Teacher Discipline Cases Down Under De Blasio

While running for mayor, de Blasio said his predecessor demonized teachers and promised a new era of cooperation with educators.

06/25/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: State Grant Will Bring Social Services To 40 City Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced a $52 million grant to bring social service providers to 40 community schools in high-need neighborhoods.

06/17/2014

Trailers at P.S. 48 in Washington Heights. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Parents, Activists Again Push For Removal Of Deteriorating School Trailers At P.S. 48

The trailers, known as Temporary Classroom Units, have been used for kindergaten students for more than 10 years.

06/13/2014

NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio reads a book to an upper Manhattan pre-kindergarten class on Dec. 3, 2013. (Photo: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

First Round Of Full-Day Pre-K Acceptances Sent Out To Waiting Parents

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education announced the first wave of acceptances to the city’s expanded pre-kindergarten programs Thursday.

06/05/2014

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UFT Pleased About New Teachers’ Contract

The UFT said around 90,000 votes had been cast, with more than 77 percent of those approving the contact.

06/04/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Mother Of Avonte Oquendo Has Filed Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against The City

The mother of an autistic teenager who disappeared from his school and was later found dead has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

06/03/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Parents, Councilmen Advocate Plan To Keep Kids From Running Out Of School

The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.

05/28/2014

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