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Charter Schools

Charter School Students Prepare To Rally Over Mayor’s Scrapped Plans

Pupils were preparing this weekend to rally in Albany, after Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement this week to deny space to some charter schools.

03/01/2014

Charter Schools

De Blasio Administration Scraps Plans For Opening, Expanding Some Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration on Thursday dealt a major blow to nine schools – some of them charter schools – that were hoping to open or expand.

02/27/2014

Marcella Sills

Far Rockaway Principal Blasts Investigation Into Alleged Tardiness

A report released on Tuesday said P.S. 106 elementary school principal Marcella Sills should be fired from her job because she was often absent or late to work.

02/19/2014

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Report: Investigator, Brooklyn Teacher Carried On Sexting Relationship

A Department of Education special investigator has resigned and been banned from future employment with the department, after his superiors claimed that he had engaged in a sexting relationship with a teacher.

02/04/2014

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

3 NYC Employees Arrested In Separate Incidents

Three New York City employees were arrested in separate incidents early Sunday.

12/29/2013

M'Kayah Walker

High School Won’t Allow Injured Queens Teen To Learn From Home

A Queens teenager is in the battle with her high school, saying she should be allowed to learn from home.

10/21/2013

FILE -- School buses idle in front of a school in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Whitestone Residents Protest Proposed High School

Whitestone residents spent part of their Saturday afternoon passing around a petition and protesting a project that is being considered by the Department of Education.

10/05/2013

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Essay Question About Mayor Bloomberg On Test For 7th Graders Raises Eyebrows

Students were asked to read a speech he gave and write about whether the mayor’s career has been defined by successes or failures.

10/03/2013

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

DOE Announces ‘Kindergarten Connect’ To Streamline Enrollment Process

The online form will allow parents to submit all their application information in one place, rank the schools and get enrolled.

09/12/2013

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Brooklyn Assistant Principal Accused Of Raping, Molesting Students

A Brooklyn high school assistant principal was accused in a report Wednesday of raping an underage female student in his own office, and forcing another student to perform a sex act.

09/04/2013

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Teachers: African-American Faculty Was Targeted For Firing At Queens School

Teachers and activists protested at the New York City Department of Education Headquarters Monday, amid claims that a principal at a Queens school used insensitive language toward African-American teachers as she fired them.

07/08/2013

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City Councilman Calls For Crackdown On Bullying

A City Councilman in Queens was calling on the Department of Education this week to increase anti-bullying programs in public schools, following the suicide of a 12-year-old girl last month.

06/29/2013

Jean Fritz Pierre (Handout)

Grief Counselors Visit Brooklyn School Following Death Of Student On Field Trip

A 16-year old freshman at Brooklyn International High School drowned Monday while swimming at Hessian Lake in Bear Mountain State Park.

06/25/2013

The family of a 10-year-old girl allegedly raped by her Bronx teacher hold a press conference on June 24, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Family Of 10-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Raped By Bronx Teacher Demands Justice

“I don’t sleep, I cannot eat because that beast took my life,” the alleged victim’s grandmother said. “He broke my heart.”

06/24/2013

Anthony Criscuolo (CBS 2)

Bail Set For Bronx Teacher Charged With Rape

Anthony Criscuolo, 40, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree rape, predatory sexual assault against a child, attempted rape and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said.

06/20/2013

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