Exclusive: Bus Route Changes Left Special Needs Students Stranded, Stuck On BusesSeveral children were left standing at the curb Monday or had to endure two-hour bus rides because drivers were assigned to new routes that they weren't familiar with.
DOE Investigating Far Rockaway School Over Allegations Of Lavish Party, Lack Of TextbooksThe school is still struggling to recover from superstorm Sandy, much like many of the families. PS 106 lost a building to the Oct. 2012 storm and students still attend class in trailers.
7 NYC Public Schools Still Without Working Fire Alarms A Year After Sandy HitA 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 Survey: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kids In Overcrowded ClassroomsUFT 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.
Bronx H.S. Teacher Arrested, Charged With Raping StudentAccording 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.
Glitch May Delay Some NYC Graduating Seniors From Getting Diploma On TimeThe 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.
City, Teachers' Union Praise State-Imposed Teacher Evaluation SystemThe 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.
Audit: Dozens Of NYC Schools Fall Short Of State Physical Ed Requirements"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.
NYC Teachers, UFT Frustrated With Ruling, DOE OrdersFollowing 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.