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Public Advocate Alleges In Lawsuit Some NYC Special Ed Buses Are Dangerously Hot

Sweltering school buses carrying disabled students have led to a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education.


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Parents Group Gives De Blasio Poor Marks On Education

Of the 15 subjects the parents group NYC Kids PAC graded de Blasio on, the mayor receive three F’s and five D’s.


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NYC’s Plan For Pre-K Prayer Breaks Raises Concerns

Civil liberties groups are already objecting to the plan, which would take effect next fall, saying allowing a prayer break in a publicly funded classroom may violate the constitutional separation of church and state.


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De Blasio Touts Turnaround At Boys And Girls High School

A turnaround is happening at Boys and Girls High School, one of the city’s poorest-performing schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.