New York City Department of Education
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.
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.
If an evaluation plan is not submitted on time, the city could lose $450 million in state aid and grants.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.