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The new initiative is expected to cost about $5 million.
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.
On Wednesday evening, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina released a report detailing the findings of the investigation.
Some teachers at John Dewey High School in Gravesend say as many as 10 percent of students don’t deserve their diplomas.
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.
Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina is now being protected from questions by a security guard.
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.
Jamal Baughan, a part-time instructor at the after-school program, allegedly raped the victim at his home on April 11.
A man has taken on a mission to turn trash into tools for children with physical challenges in schools across Brooklyn.
Suspensions and arrests of students have dropped in the past year, according to the New York City Department of Education.
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.
The New York City Department of Education plans to unveil some changes in disciplinary policy.
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.
Contreras’ lawyer said her client is innocent and there is no evidence to support the charges, just the word of the accuser.
Police say 29-year-old Maria Contreras had sex with a 14-year-old boy in her Bronx home last November.