A crew of fire watchmen — hired for this purpose only — are positioned on every floor to literally sniff for smoke and alert school officials and the fire department in case of a fire.
UFT president Michael Mulgrew said Cardozo High School in Queens tops the list with 385 overcrowded classes. In all, the survey found 6,313 overcrowded classes, 180 more than last year.
According to police, Brian Kearins, 33, was arrested just after midnight on charges of rape, criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. His victim was a 16-year-old girl, police said.
The city awarded McGraw-Hill a $10 million contract to collect, scan and send the Regents exams to graders electronically. But the system has been exceedingly slow, some teachers said.
The evaluation plan incorporates student test scores, principal observations and other data. Twenty percent of each score will be determined by “locally selected measures” that individual schools can set.
“The DOE has failed to give students the legally required amount of physical education and failed to follow its own recommendations for fighting high rates of childhood obesity,” Comptroller Liu said.
Following Monday’s ruling which allowed performance ratings for NYC school teachers to be released, the United Federation of Teachers sent a memo to members Thursday expressing disagreement and frustration with the decision.