New York City Department of Education

Taylor Swift performs in Times Square on Dec. 31, 2014. (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)

Taylor Swift Donates $50K From ‘Welcome To New York’ Song Sales To NYC Schools

Swift responded by announcing last October that she would donate proceeds from the single to the city’s schools.

02/24/2015

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Bronx Teaching Assistant To Face Judge Sunday Over Charges Of Raping Mentally Ill Teen

Maria Contreras was a teacher’s assistant at the Bronx Academy of Letters, a public middle and high school.

02/08/2015

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Department of Education (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

New York City Education Department Agrees To Stop Sending Disruptive Kids To Emergency Rooms

The Department of Education has agreed to train staff on ways to deal with disruptive heavier in the classroom and to expand the role of crisis intervention in the schools.

12/16/2014

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Probe: DOE Was Not In Error When Hiring Brooklyn Tech Teacher Now Charged With Sex Abuse

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.

11/20/2014

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Brooklyn Parents Concerned After Teacher Arrested On Sex Abuse Charges

Omil Carrasquillo, a teacher at P.S. 249 in Flatbush, was booked Wednesday on sex abuse and child endangerment charges.

09/25/2014

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NYC Ordered To Hire More High School Librarians

New York City has been ordered to provide high schools with enough librarians to meet state regulations.

09/23/2014

De Blasio Promises To Cut Red Tape For Special-Ed Reimbursements

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.

06/24/2014

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Mayor Bill De Blasio: Admissions Process At Elite High Schools Needs Change

De Blasio said Tuesday he agrees that the schools should not accept students based solely on admission test results.

06/17/2014

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NYC Public School Principals Slam State English Tests

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.

04/11/2014

New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Schools Chancellor: Students Won’t Be Held Back Over Test Scores Alone

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.

04/09/2014

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Advocates Rally At DOE Headquarters Against ‘Unfair’ Charter School Co-Locations

Co-location opponents said charter schools are crowding out existing schools and hurting students who are already there.

04/08/2014

Carmen Farina (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYC Public Schools Have Seen 10 Student Suicides In 7 Weeks

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.

03/23/2014

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Exclusive: Bus Route Changes Left Special Needs Students Stranded, Stuck On Buses

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.

02/25/2014

Marcella Sills

Termination Recommended For Far Rockaway Principal After Investigation

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.

02/18/2014

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Mother: Bronx Teacher Sexually Harassed 12-Year-Old Girl

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.”

01/29/2014

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