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Judge Rules To Temporarily Halt New York City School Budget Cuts

The city lost the money after it failed to meet a Jan. 17 deadline for a new teacher evaluation plan.

03/06/2013

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Officials: Student Released Pepper Spray In Queens High School Cafeteria

EMS officials on the scene treated 22 patients, including students and adults, who reported either tightness in their chests or burning eyes.

03/05/2013

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Slavery-Math Questions Cause Uproar At Manhattan Public School

Parents are upset and disgusted by a homework assignment that used scenarios about killing and whipping slaves to teach math.

02/22/2013

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Lawsuit Seeks To Toss Current Employee Protections For School Bus Drivers

Several school bus companies have filed a lawsuit against New York City Monday, seeking to have existing protections for drivers declared illegal as those drivers press on with a strike.

02/11/2013

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Bloomberg Unveils $70B Budget Plan, Says It Doesn’t Include Tax Increase

The proposal, which totals just over $70 billion, is for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. It is also the mayor’s final budget plan before he leaves office.

01/29/2013

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Proposed NYC School Closings Have Parents Furious

The Department of Education wants to shut down more than a dozen schools, calling them “low performing,” but critics say it’s the city and school leaders who deserve a failing grade.

01/08/2013

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Queens DA Won’t Prosecute Teacher Accused Of Sexual Contact With Student

Urszula Jankowska, 33, was charged with criminal sex acts, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

12/04/2012

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Liu Wants City To Speed Up Removal Of PCBs In Schools

New York City Comptroller John Liu has proposed issuing Green Apple Bonds to complete remediation by 2015 — six years ahead of the city’s schedule.

11/30/2012

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Did Your School Make The Grade? NYC DOE Releases Yearly Progress Report

The reports are tabulated based on criteria such as student progress toward graduation, performance on standardized tests, coursework and student attendance.

11/26/2012

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NYC Families At Odds With Department Of Education Over Special Needs Busing Policy

Several Kips Bay families are steeped in a school bus battle with the Department Of Education.

10/17/2012

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu (file/credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

New York City Comptroller John Liu: NYC Schools Need More Guidance Counselors

In a report released Thursday, Liu said adding more than 1,600 guidance counselors would help more kids get into college.

10/04/2012

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Reports On NYC Schools Show Mediocre Progress

The report cards are out for New York City schools and more than 200 of them are flunking. Upset parents are demanding better grades and say it’s time for some city schools to get grounded.

10/02/2012

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Fired NYC Teacher Now Faces 2 Year Suspension

A New York City teacher who had been fired for ranting about her students on Facebook will instead be suspended for two years without pay.

07/11/2012

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DOE Investigating Alleged Cheating Scandal At Stuyvesant High School

The student alleged to be at the center of the Stuyvesant cheating scandal, identified as Nayeem Ahsan, was apparently taking cell phone pictures and texting answers.

06/26/2012

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Tri-State Area Residents Feeling The Heat With Thursday Shaping Up To Be Even Hotter

On Thursday, it will be very hot and humid with a high near the record of 97, last reached in 1988, according to AccuWeather. RealFeel temperatures are expected to be between 100 and 105 on Thursday.

06/20/2012

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