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Manhattan Mom Sues DOE After Daughter Allegedly Bullied, Beaten At School

Carmen Valentin claims her 13-year-old daughter was bullied and then beaten last May inside of P.S. 188 on the Lower East Side.


Protesters at a meeting at Brooklyn Tech High School where a panel voted to close 22 city public schools. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Panel Votes To Close 22 Low-Performing NYC Schools

The Panel for Educational Policy approved the phasing out of 22 schools in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan in a vote early Tuesday morning at a meeting at Brooklyn Tech High School.


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Panel Meets To Decide Fate Of 20 NYC Schools

A controversial school closure vote had emotions running high Monday evening at Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Idled school buses are viewed at the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on Jan. 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Jan. 22, 2013 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.