New York City Public Schools

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his executive budget presentation on May 7, 2015. (credit: Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Lunar New Year To Be Added To NYC School Holidays

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Twitter Monday that the Lunar New Year will be added to the city’s school holiday calendar.

06/22/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor’s Office: Nearly 22,000 Pre-K Applicants Recorded On First Day

Nearly 22,000 families applied for seats in the expanded New York City pre-kindergarten program in the first day of the new registration period Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced.

03/17/2015

Members of the Korean-American Parent Association of Greater New York call for the inclusion of the Lunar New Year on the city's school calendar. (Credit: CBS2)

Parents Demand Inclusion Of Lunar New Year As NYC School Holiday

New York City schools last week announced the addition of two holidays in the school calendar next year, but one group said its holiday was left off the schedule yet again.

03/10/2015

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Sources To CBS2: Mayor de Blasio To Lift Ban On Cellphones In NYC Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to lift a ban on cellphones in New York City public schools, sources told CBS2 Tuesday evening.

01/06/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Unveils New Program To Help Turn Around Struggling NYC Schools

Nearly 100 of the city’s struggling schools will now be turned into resource centers for families, remaining open beyond the full school day.

11/03/2014

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NYC Urged To Serve Breakfast As Part Of Regular Day At Public Schools

Anti-hunger advocates called on Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday to make good on a campaign promise and serve breakfast as part of the regular school day at New York City public schools.

10/23/2014

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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

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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

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