Department of Education
Police said teacher Rafael Sosa abused an 8-year-old student inside his third grade classroom at P.S 208 repeatedly between December and last week.
Rafael Sosa, 29, allegedly had relations with the student on several occasions. He allegedly kissed her and touched her inappropriately.
English teacher Erin Sayar, 36, was arrested Thursday for rape and other charges for engaging in sexual conduct with the 11th grade student at Brooklyn’s James Madison High School, police said.
Because both parties have reached the age of consent, there’s nothing illegal about the apparent love affair, but teacher Julie Warning faces possible discipline for breaking Department of Education rules.
Thousands of soccer fans were angered this weekend when a celebrity soccer game was canceled, by the Department Of Education.
The good news is that students are going to get the snow days that weren’t used this winter back. The bad news, however, is that they will have to come back to school for a half-day afterward.
The question appeared on the writing portion of some versions of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge, given to third-graders this past week. And it drew criticism from some parents, who thought it was inappropriate.
The guidelines, which stop short of an outright ban, urge teachers to reject friend requests or other contact with students on their personal accounts.
The Independent Budget Office said that if summer school is eliminated, New York City could save $28 million. But Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott doesn’t think much of that idea at all.
Under the new social media policy, schools chancellor Dennis Walcott has indicated that teachers may be barred from becoming Facebook friends with students on their personal pages.
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.