Department of Education

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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3 NYC Employees Arrested In Separate Incidents

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

12/29/2013

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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

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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

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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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