New York City Department of Education
Investigators say the New York City Department of Education was not in error when it hired a teacher who has since been charged with sex abuse.
Omil Carrasquillo, a teacher at P.S. 249 in Flatbush, was booked Wednesday on sex abuse and child endangerment charges.
New York City has been ordered to provide high schools with enough librarians to meet state regulations.
Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed Tuesday to try to quickly settle reimbursement claims from parents of special-education students who are forced to attend private schools.
De Blasio said Tuesday he agrees that the schools should not accept students based solely on admission test results.
Principals at some three dozen New York City public schools led protests Friday against this year’s New York state English tests, which they said were poorly designed and confusing.
Chancellor Carmen Farina says New York City’s school system will de-emphasize the importance of standardized test scores in deciding which students must repeat a grade.
Co-location opponents said charter schools are crowding out existing schools and hurting students who are already there.
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said she feels “heartsick” over the fact that 10 public school students have committed suicide since she took office less than two months ago.
Several 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.
Marcella Sills of PS 106 is accused of a list of offenses, including allegedly asking staffers to falsify timecards to cover what is being called a long-standing habit of her chronic absences and leaving work on the sly.
Stephanie Gibbs said that on Friday Miguel Tactuk, a seventh-grade teacher at Junior High School 232, first called her 12-year-old daughter, Kayla, an “ogre.”
The 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.
If successful, a lawsuit by city officials and activists would be a setback for countless charter school students, some parents say.
The new head of New York City’s schools met some of her staffers on Monday, telling them she wanted them to focus on communication, collaboration and on what’s working in the education system.