Family Of Avonte Oquendo Agrees To $2.7-Million Settlement With City In Teen’s DeathA settlement has been reached in the death of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen who slipped out of a public school in Queens.
More Families Hope To Join Lawsuit Claiming DOE Isn't Dealing With School BullyingMore parents are hoping to join a class-action lawsuit announced Thursday that demands better training of DOE employees when it comes to dealing with bullying.
Charter School Advocates, Parents Sue Over Violence In NYC SchoolsA lawsuit filed Wednesday claimed that the Department of Education's failure to properly address violence in schools is depriving students of their right to a public education.
DOE Delays Opening Of Manhattan School Building After Electrical ExplosionThe New York City Department of Education has decided to delay opening a downtown Manhattan school building after an electrical explosion caused the building to catch fire.
City To Expand SING Musical Theater Program In Public SchoolsThe city Department of Education on Tuesday announced an expansion of its musical theater program -- in which students write, cast, rehearse and perform their own musicals to 10 additional high schools.
Only 35 Percent Of NYC Students College-Ready, DOE SaysOne pro-charter group leader said the numbers "remind us that with two thirds of high school students failing to graduate college ready, education in New York City is in a state of emergency.''
Brooklyn Marching Band Director Charged After Allegedly Duct Taping Student’s MouthA popular Brooklyn marching band director faces criminal charges after police say he assaulted a student with duct tape.
Suspension Lifted For Football Program At S.I. High School After Hazing ScandalThe New York City Department of Education agreed Friday to lift a suspension of the football program at Susan E. Wagner High School on Staten Island, following a hazing scandal.
NYC Schools Chancellor Unveils New Task Force To Combat Cheating, Uphold Academic IntegrityThe new initiative is expected to cost about $5 million.
Grade Fixing Penalties At John Dewey High School Won't Help Last Year's GradsPenalties 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.
Report Released On John Dewey High School Grade-Fixing Scandal; Principal FiredOn Wednesday evening, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina released a report detailing the findings of the investigation.
Graduating Students Defend Brooklyn High School Hit With Allegations Of Grade FixingSome teachers at John Dewey High School in Gravesend say as many as 10 percent of students don't deserve their diplomas.