Department of Education

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After-School Program Instructor Accused Of Raping 14-Year-Old Student

Jamal Baughan, a part-time instructor at the after-school program, allegedly raped the victim at his home on April 11.

04/21/2015

Michael Konstalid uses discarded items to build furniture for schoolchildren with physical challenges. (Credit: CBS2)

Physical Therapist Turns Trash Into Special Furniture For Disabled Kids In Brooklyn

A man has taken on a mission to turn trash into tools for children with physical challenges in schools across Brooklyn.

04/20/2015

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DOE: Suspensions, Arrests Of NYC Students Have Dropped

Suspensions and arrests of students have dropped in the past year, according to the New York City Department of Education.

03/31/2015

From left: Attorney Scott Rynecki,  6-year-old Taniya Jules and her mother Latoya Gore. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Mom: My 1st Grader Was Attacked By 8th Graders At Queens School For Refusing To Join Fight Club

A New York City mother claims a group of eighth graders assaulted her 6-year-old daughter, Taniya Jules, when she refused to join their public school fight club.

03/26/2015

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City’s DOE To Unveil New Disciplinary Policies After Lawsuit

The New York City Department of Education plans to unveil some changes in disciplinary policy.

02/13/2015

Maria Contreras (credit: Univision)

Parents Speak Out After Bronx Teaching Assistant Accused Of Having Sex With Teen

Maria Contreras, 29, was arraigned Sunday night on charges including second and third degree rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts and endangering the welfare of a minor.

02/09/2015

Maria Contreras (credit: Univision)

Bronx Teaching Assistant Accused Of Raping Teen Student

Contreras’ lawyer said her client is innocent and there is no evidence to support the charges, just the word of the accuser.

02/08/2015

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Bronx Teaching Assistant Accused Of Having Sex With 14-Year-Old

Police say 29-year-old Maria Contreras had sex with a 14-year-old boy in her Bronx home last November.

02/07/2015

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Brooklyn Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Boy, Offering Him Up To Others

A Brooklyn teacher was arrested Thursday, on allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage boy and offered to pay him to have sex with other adults.

01/22/2015

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

JHS 145 in the Bronx (Credit: CBS 2)

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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