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9-year-old Gwendolyn Williams was sent home with a "fitness-gram" saying she was overweight. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Mother Outraged After 9-Year-Old Daughter Sent Home From School With Note Calling Her Overweight

Gwendolyn Williams is 4-foot-1 and weighs just 66 pounds.

05/23/2014

FILE -- School buses idle in front of a school in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bus Problems Could Leave Thousands Of NYC School Kids In Need Of A Ride

Some 40,000 school children may not have bus service when they come back from Christmas break. It’s a sight that’s about to end – yellow school buses rolling down New York City streets.

12/19/2013

NYPD officers stand guard in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Protesters: End Aggressive Policing In NYC Schools

It’s time for educators, not police, to discipline New York City schoolchildren, protesters said Wednesday.

09/04/2013

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New York City To Try Longer School Day In 20 Middle Schools

Will an intensive reading program and an extended school day help Johnny read? City officials hope so. They’re launching a pilot program with 2,000 middle school students to see if it’s an idea whose time has come.

04/29/2013

A New York City councilman has proposed making a moment of silence mandatory in city schools. (Photo: CBS 2)

Councilman Proposes A ‘Moment Of Silence’ In New York City Schools

It’s not clear whether it would come before or after the Pledge of Allegiance, but if Brooklyn City Councilman Lew Fidler has his way city students would start their day with a moment of silence.

04/18/2013

Special needs student Derek Bueno, 11, was left on a school bus to fend for himself for hours on March 19, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

Special Needs Student Left Locked In Cold Bus For Hours In Manhattan

It was a school bus shocker in Manhattan. A special needs student was locked on his bus for hours. By the time he was found, he was so cold, school officials called 911.

03/20/2013

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Disabled 13-Year-Old Girl Pushed Out Of Back Of Moving NYC School Bus

A Brooklyn mother was demanding answers and action Tuesday, after her disabled 13-year-old daughter was pushed off a moving school bus.

03/12/2013

NYC Board of Education (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Most NYC High School Grads Need Remedial Help Before Entering CUNY Community Colleges

Officials told CBS 2 that nearly 80 percent of those who graudate from NYC high schools arrived at City University’s community college system without having mastered the skills to do college-level work.

03/07/2013

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Staten Island Community Education Council Pushing For Guns In Schools

Some New York City students may soon be getting a lesson in school safety few ever would have imagined.

12/27/2012

Dennis Walcott speaks to reporters outside P.S. 87 - New York, NY - Feb 13, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

All But 65 Of New York City’s Public Schools To Reopen Monday

The schools that serve New York City’s 1.1 million public school students have been closed since Monday. School officials say most of the schools did not sustain storm damage. But some schools experienced flooding and structural damage.

11/02/2012

P.S. 46 (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Schools Now Dealing With Serious Overcrowding Problem

Dozens of New York City kids and their parents were scrambling to find a new school Wednesday night after they said an overcrowding issue shoved them out.

10/03/2012

John Webster, Rodrigo Carpio (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Gym Teacher Claims He Was Beaten Up By Powerhouse First Grader

A Queens teacher is taking action against the city for injuries he said were caused by a first grader! The former college football player said was he attacked by a 50-pound 6-year-old.

10/01/2012

Plan B (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Defends Giving NYC Students Plan B ‘Morning-After Pill’

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is defending a city-funded pilot program to give female students the “day after pill,” otherwise known as Plan B. It can halt pregnancy if taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.

09/24/2012

Erin Sayar (credit: Office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation)

‘Horndog High’ Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student Speaks Out

For Erin Sayar and her husband, Jim Lathrop, it appears the scandal won’t be forcing them to split up.

06/04/2012

Stryofoam Marionettes at City Hall - New York, NY - Apr 30, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Styrofoam Marionettes Used At City Hall To Protest Lunch Trays In NYC Schools

Giant styrofoam marionettes were used at City Hall on Monday to protest the use of the material in New York City school lunch trays, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

05/01/2012

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