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NYC Schools Chancellor Unveils New Task Force To Combat Cheating, Uphold Academic Integrity

The new initiative is expected to cost about $5 million.


John Dewey High School in Brooklyn (Credit: CBS2)

Grade Fixing Penalties At John Dewey High School Won’t Help Last Year’s Grads

Penalties for a grade-fixing scandal will not help the John Dewey High School graduating class of 2014 – which suffered most from the improper rush to push students who were not ready out the door.


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Report Released On John Dewey High School Grade-Fixing Scandal; Principal Fired

On Wednesday evening, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina released a report detailing the findings of the investigation.


Commencement at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 25. (Credit: CBS2)

Graduating Students Defend Brooklyn High School Hit With Allegations Of Grade Fixing

Some teachers at John Dewey High School in Gravesend say as many as 10 percent of students don’t deserve their diplomas.


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Hindu Group Makes New Push To Add Diwali To NYC School Holidays

A New York City Hindu group on Wednesday made a new push for the city’s Department of Education to add the holy day of Diwali to the school holiday calendar.


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Graduation To Go On As Grade-Fixing Investigation Continues At John Dewey H.S.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina is now being protected from questions by a security guard.


John Dewey High School in Brooklyn. (Photo: CBS2)

Schools’ Fariña: Investigation Goes On For John Dewey High School Grade Fixing Scandal

Claims of grade fixing and academic fraud have led to a cloud of investigation for the graduating class this year at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn.


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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.


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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.