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Schools Get Green Light To Get Creative With Schedules, Teaching Methods

Dozens of New York City schools are getting to cut the bureaucratic red tape and try out new ideas for size in the coming school year.

07/07/2014

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NYC Teacher Arrested, Reportedly For Giving Alcohol To Student

A New York City public school teacher was arrested and charged this week, reportedly for giving alcohol to a teenage female student.

05/21/2014

NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina visits MS 223 in the Bronx on her first day on the job, Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

New Schools Chancellor Visits Bronx Middle School On First Day

Carmen Farina stopped by a school in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx Thursday. She said there was a reason for her visit to MS 223.

01/02/2014

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City Boasts Strong Graduation Rate Among 5 Largest Districts Statewide

Graduation rate stayed flat at 64.7 percent, the city announced. The state average for the class of 2012 is 74 percent.

06/17/2013

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NYC Public School Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault Of Girl, 14

A New York City public schoolteacher was arrested Monday and charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl over a period of months.

04/08/2013

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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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Report: City Downplaying Amount Of Birth Control Dispensed In Public Schools

As of September, the city said 567 girls had gotten Plan B, while the report show that 40 school health centers handed out more than 12,700 doses of the birth control.

02/03/2013

A public school is seen in New York City - File / Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New Report Details Number Of Arrests, Summonses At NYC Public Schools

The report from the New York Civil Liberties Union showed an average of 11 kids a day were arrested or ticketed while at school.

08/15/2012

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With No Snow Days Used, New York City DOE Has Both Good News And Bad

The good news is that students are going to get the snow days that weren’t used this winter back. The bad news, however, is that they will have to come back to school for a half-day afterward.

05/19/2012

New Yorkers commute after a freezing rain storm slicked the roads February 02, 2011 in New York City. The Northeast region of the United States has seen an uncharacteristically cold and stormy winter. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Decision To Keep Schools Open Angers Many NYC Parents

A thick coating of ice made getting around very hazardous and, in some areas, nearly impossible, but it wasn’t enough to cancel schools – a decision that left some parents furious.

02/02/2011

Snow blowers on Long Island

There’s No Escaping Snow Misery Anywhere In Tri-State

No matter where you went in the Tri-State Area on Thursday there was no escaping the aftermath of a Wednesday snowstorm that dropped as much as 20 inches in certain spots.

01/27/2011

Students say comedy and improv classes, as part of the Laugh It Out NYC program, are helping them to be more confident and making school a much more fun place to be.

NYC Students ‘Laugh It Out’ In Improv Comedy Classes

Teachers and parents do all they can to keep students from dropping out of school, and now a group of local comedians has joined the fight.

12/30/2010