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Court Finds Teacher Who Called Students ‘Devil’s Spawn’ In Online Rant Should Keep Job

The finding of a state appellate panel upheld a lower court ruling that Christine Rubino was entitled to keep her job.

05/09/2013

SEIU 32BJ union president Hector Figueroa speaks at news conference announcing findings of school facilities report, May 8, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Report Blasts Bloomberg Administration For Schools In Disrepair

A city union is using language from the city’s own inspections to detail what it calls decaying schools in the poorest neighborhoods.

05/08/2013

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Quinn Calls For Big Expansion Of Gifted And Talented Program In City Schools

Under the proposals she outlined, the City Council speaker would double the number of schools for high performing students, add thousands of seats to existing programs and loosen admissions requirements in some neighborhoods.

05/07/2013

Bronx P.S. 51

Former Students, Parents Await Answers On Toxic Chemicals At Shuttered Bronx School

The New York State Department of Health has released disturbing new information about a former Bronx elementary school, which was closed two years ago because of contamination.

05/01/2013

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Parents Irate Over NYC DOE Plan To Give Student Data To Nonprofit Organization

Furious parents gathered on Monday night to blast the New York City Department of Education’s plans to allow a nonprofit organization to collect student data, including personal and health information.

04/29/2013

Lower Manhattan High School Fight

Graphic Fight Between Lower Manhattan High School Girls Caught On Video

A graphic video has surfaced, showing a fight between two girls at a public high school in Lower Manhattan.

04/21/2013

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Bloomberg: Schoolchildren Come Out On Top With End Of Bus Strike

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 ended its walkout on Friday evening after union leaders were assured by prospective New York City mayoral candidates that their concerns about job protection would be heard after this year’s election. They went on strike Jan. 16.

02/19/2013

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Elected Officials Angry Over City’s Plan To Sell Schools To Developers

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott noted that any new construction would require the developers to build cutting-edge schools for free on the lower floors of whatever structure they put up.

02/18/2013

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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

Mayor Bloomberg (file/credit: Edward Reed via Flickr)

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

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