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Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Mother Of Avonte Oquendo Has Filed Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against The City

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.

06/03/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Parents, Councilmen Advocate Plan To Keep Kids From Running Out Of School

The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.

05/28/2014

9-year-old Gwendolyn Williams was sent home with a "fitness-gram" saying she was overweight. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Mother Outraged After 9-Year-Old Daughter Sent Home From School With Note Calling Her Overweight

Gwendolyn Williams is 4-foot-1 and weighs just 66 pounds.

05/23/2014

Firefighters respond to a chemical spill at Percy Sutton Educational Complex on May 16, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

High School In Harlem Evacuated After Chemical Spill

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.

05/16/2014

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8 Morris Intermediate School Students Suspected Of Drinking Alcohol, Taken To Hospital

Department of Education spokeswoman Marge Feinberg told 1010 WINS eight 7th-grade girls at Morris Intermediate School drank an unknown liquid from a water bottle and an Arizona bottle.

04/09/2014

Water BIG DL

Dr. Max Gomez: Schools Work To Make Water More Accessible To Students

Studies have shown that drinking water can help children maintain a healthy weight and stay focused in the classroom. Now, a new study has taken a look at whether water is readily available in schools and if kids are actually drinking it.

04/09/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Attorney: Avonte Oquendo Tried To Run Off A Day Before He Escaped

An attorney for the family of Avonte Oquendo said Tuesday that the autistic teen had tried to run out of school the very day before he disappeared.

04/08/2014

A trailer at P.S. 48 in Manhattan. (credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Others Claim School Trailers At P.S. 48 Are Health Hazard

The trailers have been used for kindergarten students for over 10 years, but parents and others claim the trailers have poor ventilation, are moldy and smell like mildew.

04/08/2014

P.S. 117 in Queens (credit: CBS 2)

Parents: Missing $30K From P.S. 117’s PTA Fund May Cost 5th Graders Their Graduation

Parents of fifth graders at P.S. 117 claim $30,000 is missing from the school’s PTA account, handled by last school year’s PTA leaders.

04/04/2014

Parents, student and teachers protest Common Core testing outside P.S. 321 in Brooklyn on April 4, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Parents, Teachers Rally Against Common Core Tests In Brooklyn

The protest was held outside P.S. 321 in Park Slope after hundreds of third, fourth and fifth grade students took the English language arts assessments this week.

04/04/2014

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Former NYC High School Dean Pleads Guilty In Child Sex Case

Malik Taylor pleaded guilty Tuesday to rape and child endangerment for his encounters with the underage girl.

04/01/2014

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The Overcrowded Classroom

Whether your child is five or 18, overcrowding in the schools should be of concern to you. How can you fight it? And what should you do for your child while you’re fighting?

03/27/2014

James Madison High School (credit: CBS 2)

Judge: DOE Had No Right To Fire Brooklyn Teachers Over Tryst

A Manhattan judge ruled in favor of Alini Brito and Cindy Mauro, saying they’re entitled to get their jobs back at James Madison High in Brooklyn.

03/21/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Irate Charter School Parents Filing Lawsuits Against De Blasio

Lawsuits are being filed this week over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move charter school students out of public school space.

03/10/2014

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Is Your Child Exceptional?

If you are considering a Gifted and Talented program for your child, here’s what to expect and how to prepare.

03/03/2014

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