Department of Education

Students use computers in a classroom. (credit: CBS2)

Audit: NYC School Computers Going Unused Or Missing

More than 1,800 computers and nearly 400 laptops and tablets are missing or unused at New York City schools, according to a new audit by the city comptroller.

12/02/2014

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NYC Announces Non-Profit Partnerships With New ‘Community Schools’

The goal of the new program is to improve achievement, increase attendance and prevent dropouts.

12/01/2014

A Long Island teacher is suing the state over its evaluation system. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Teacher Sues State Over Grade, Claims Evaluation System Is Flawed

From the classroom to the courtroom. A highly regarded Long Island teacher is suing the state over a bad grade.

11/04/2014

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Bronx Middle School Holds Suspension Hearing For 2 Boys Accused Of Raping 2 Girls

The victims, ages 12 and 13, did not make an appearance at the hearing.

11/03/2014

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NYC Urged To Serve Breakfast As Part Of Regular Day At Public Schools

Anti-hunger advocates called on Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday to make good on a campaign promise and serve breakfast as part of the regular school day at New York City public schools.

10/23/2014

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City Lawmakers Push For More Diversity In Public Schools

City Councilman Brad Lander is on board with leaders and activists supporting proposed laws to eliminate what he described as a segregated school system.

10/22/2014

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NYC Parents Fuming Over Cost Of School Supplies

As students across New York City return to school, some parents are fuming over the cost of the supplies they’ve been asked to bring.

09/04/2014

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Parents Plan To Protest Over Reinstatement Of Teacher Accused Of Harassing First Graders

City education officials say claims that Richard Parlini grabbed a student by the neck were not substantiated, but parents aren’t convinced and some plan to protest the decision on Thursday.

09/03/2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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