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City Issues Teacher Evaluation Goals Amid Threat Of More Lost Aid

The New York City Department of Education has issued a letter to state officials, outlining its teacher training and evaluation goals and the steps taken to put them into action.

02/11/2013

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Bloomberg, UFT Say No Deal Reached Over Teacher Evaluation Plan

The lack of agreement between the city and the union representing 75,000 teachers puts the city school district at risk of losing $450 million in state aid and grants.

01/17/2013

New York City schools chancellor Dennis Walcott (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)/President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew (file/credit:Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Still No Deal On NYC Teacher Evaluation System Day Ahead Of State Deadline

If an evaluation plan is not submitted on time, the city could lose $450 million in state aid and grants.

01/16/2013

New York City schools chancellor Dennis Walcott (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)/President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew (file/credit:Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

UFT President, Schools Chancellor Face Off Over New Teacher Evaluation System Deadline

In order to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Jan 17 deadline, New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said a deal with the union on teacher evaluations needs to be hammered out by Dec. 21. UFT President Michael Mulgrew shot back against ‘bogus deadlines.’

12/06/2012

Raemon Matthews

Once-Respected Teacher Banned From NYC Schools After Admitting To Sex Abuse

A once highly respected public school teacher has been barred from ever teaching again in New York City, after pleading guilty to the sexual abuse of a 17-year-old girl.

CBS 2–10/15/2012

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks out against PCBs at I.S. 204 in Long Island City Sept. 25, 2012 (credit: Jimmy Van Bramer press office)

Parents, City Officials Call For Quick Action Following Second PCB Leak Incident At School

In a statement, the Department of Education said new fixtures will be ordered soon but cautioned that it could take up to two months before work begins to replace the light fixtures.

09/25/2012

The Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

New York City Public Schools Offering ‘Morning-After Pill’

The pills have been made available under the new school program known as CATCH – Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health – which is aimed at stemming teen pregnancy.

09/23/2012

FILE - NYC School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Action In Outcry Over NYC Special Needs Bus Problems

The parents of hundreds – and possibly thousands — of New York City special needs students seem to be caught in school bus chaos. With their ride coming late or not showing up at all parents are left asking “where’s that bus?”

09/11/2012

NYC classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Principal Under Fire For Allegedly Falsifying Records, Student Grades

City officials say Lynn Passarella, the principal of the highly-rated Theatre Arts Production Company School, changed attendance records and gave students passing grades in classes that they didn’t attend.

03/10/2012

Bronx New School - Bronx, NY - Aug 8, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Lease Renewal At Bronx New School Leads To Discovery Of Toxic Chemical TCE

When the school’s lease came up for renewal, the Department of Education had to test for toxic chemicals and what they found confirmed some parents’ fears.

08/08/2011

Testing by the Environmental Protection Agency found elevated levels of PCB at several New York City Schools. (credit: CBSNewYork)

EPA Finds Elevated Levels Of PCB At 3 NYC Schools

NYC parents are concerned about an Environmental Protection Agency study that found elevated levels of PCB in three area schools: P.S. 199 in Manhattan, P.S. 309 in Brooklyn, and P.S. 178 in the Bronx.

08/19/2010

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A Guide To Homeschooling In New York City

If you’re a New York City parent who is ready to take the homeschooling plunge and all the responsibilities that it entails, you’ll certainly have your work cut out for you. Fortunately, NYC has a plethora of resources at your disposal.

CBS New York–08/13/2010

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