Department of Education
The New York City Council has unanimously approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs.
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.
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.
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.
The announcement was made at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. It was accompanied by music from a middle school orchestra.
New York City is on a teacher recruiting and training blitz as it prepares to take on tens of thousands of additional pre-kindergarten students this fall.
While running for mayor, de Blasio said his predecessor demonized teachers and promised a new era of cooperation with educators.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced a $52 million grant to bring social service providers to 40 community schools in high-need neighborhoods.
The trailers, known as Temporary Classroom Units, have been used for kindergaten students for more than 10 years.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education announced the first wave of acceptances to the city’s expanded pre-kindergarten programs Thursday.
The UFT said around 90,000 votes had been cast, with more than 77 percent of those approving the contact.
The mother of an autistic teenager who disappeared from his school and was later found dead has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.
Gwendolyn Williams is 4-foot-1 and weighs just 66 pounds.
Nitric acid was spilled in the first floor hallway of the Bread and Roses High School at Edgecombe Avenue & West 136th Street, the Department of Education said.