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8 Morris Intermediate School Students Suspected Of Drinking Alcohol, Taken To Hospital

Department of Education spokeswoman Marge Feinberg told 1010 WINS eight 7th-grade girls at Morris Intermediate School drank an unknown liquid from a water bottle and an Arizona bottle.

04/09/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: Schools Work To Make Water More Accessible To Students

Studies have shown that drinking water can help children maintain a healthy weight and stay focused in the classroom. Now, a new study has taken a look at whether water is readily available in schools and if kids are actually drinking it.

04/09/2014

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)

Attorney: Avonte Oquendo Tried To Run Off A Day Before He Escaped

An attorney for the family of Avonte Oquendo said Tuesday that the autistic teen had tried to run out of school the very day before he disappeared.

04/08/2014

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Parents, Others Claim School Trailers At P.S. 48 Are Health Hazard

The trailers have been used for kindergarten students for over 10 years, but parents and others claim the trailers have poor ventilation, are moldy and smell like mildew.

04/08/2014

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Parents: Missing $30K From P.S. 117′s PTA Fund May Cost 5th Graders Their Graduation

Parents of fifth graders at P.S. 117 claim $30,000 is missing from the school’s PTA account, handled by last school year’s PTA leaders.

04/04/2014

Parents, student and teachers protest Common Core testing outside P.S. 321 in Brooklyn on April 4, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Parents, Teachers Rally Against Common Core Tests In Brooklyn

The protest was held outside P.S. 321 in Park Slope after hundreds of third, fourth and fifth grade students took the English language arts assessments this week.

04/04/2014

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Former NYC High School Dean Pleads Guilty In Child Sex Case

Malik Taylor pleaded guilty Tuesday to rape and child endangerment for his encounters with the underage girl.

04/01/2014

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The Overcrowded Classroom

Whether your child is five or 18, overcrowding in the schools should be of concern to you. How can you fight it? And what should you do for your child while you’re fighting?

03/27/2014

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Judge: DOE Had No Right To Fire Brooklyn Teachers Over Tryst

A Manhattan judge ruled in favor of Alini Brito and Cindy Mauro, saying they’re entitled to get their jobs back at James Madison High in Brooklyn.

03/21/2014

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Irate Charter School Parents Filing Lawsuits Against De Blasio

Lawsuits are being filed this week over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move charter school students out of public school space.

03/10/2014

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Is Your Child Exceptional?

If you are considering a Gifted and Talented program for your child, here’s what to expect and how to prepare.

03/03/2014

Charter Schools

Charter School Students Prepare To Rally Over Mayor’s Scrapped Plans

Pupils were preparing this weekend to rally in Albany, after Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement this week to deny space to some charter schools.

03/01/2014

Charter Schools

De Blasio Administration Scraps Plans For Opening, Expanding Some Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration on Thursday dealt a major blow to nine schools – some of them charter schools – that were hoping to open or expand.

02/27/2014

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Far Rockaway Principal Blasts Investigation Into Alleged Tardiness

A report released on Tuesday said P.S. 106 elementary school principal Marcella Sills should be fired from her job because she was often absent or late to work.

02/19/2014

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Report: Investigator, Brooklyn Teacher Carried On Sexting Relationship

A Department of Education special investigator has resigned and been banned from future employment with the department, after his superiors claimed that he had engaged in a sexting relationship with a teacher.

02/04/2014

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