Department of Education
The teachers were among 16 instructors the Department of Education identified in recent years as behaving badly with students. The other two teachers were removed after new allegations surfaced.
New York City has given a reprieve to seven of the 33 schools slated to be closed and then reopened with dozens of new teachers, but will go ahead with plans to close the other 26.
Some of the words the DOE wanted left out included: “divorce,” “evolution,” “poverty,” “alcohol” and “abuse.”
Dozens of people gathered on Friday outside MS 577 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, protesting that the school has been plagued by problems for years — including mold inside the classrooms.
Parents are concerned construction conditions at two Brooklyn schools are putting their children’s health at risk.
The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.
“They don’t want to be put in a situation that could either compromise them or be misinterpreted,” Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said.
It’s used as filler in low-grade ground beef. In fact, it looks like ground beef but comes from slaughterhouse trimmings. You’ve probably had some if you’ve ever eaten a bargain burger.
New York City’s schools chancellor is speaking out after yet another city teacher was arrested, accused of sexual abuse. 15 school employees have been arrested in just three months.
Authorities said Esran Boothe, a 49-year-old gym teacher at the Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment, has been charged with both forcible touching and sexual abuse.
Community assistant Frank Ocasio was arrested at Cobble Hill High in Brooklyn for forcible touching. Meanwhile, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced the removal of 8 other teachers and aides.
Following a complaint, the NY state Department of Education investigated and ruled that indeed “non-certified special ed teachers” have been in charge of classrooms in Hempstead.
Gregory Atkins made a brief appearance in Manhattan state Supreme Court where he was informed a grand jury voted to indict him on charges of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said in the last week there were two accidents at the intersection of Laurel Hill Boulevard and 61st Street in Woodside, a suggested “safe route.”
Grace Peterson-Hagendorf, 59, is accused of pushing the young girl into a chair and twisting her neck at PS 22 in Flushing.
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