NYC schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio gives a winter storm update on Jan. 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

The Show Must Go On: NYC Public Schools Reopen Wednesday; Broadway Performances Back On Tuesday Evening

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that New York City public schools will reopen on Wednesday, a day after a blizzard forecast left NYC with far less snow than predicted, and despite his son Dante’s efforts to convince him they should be closed.

01/27/2015

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Thousands Of Volunteers Give NYC Public Schools A Much-Needed Facelift

Thousands of volunteers gave dozens of public schools across the city a much-needed facelift as part of the “New York Cares Day.”

10/18/2014

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Schools Chancellor Greets Staff, Talks Collaboration

The new head of New York City’s schools met some of her staffers on Monday, telling them she wanted them to focus on communication, collaboration and on what’s working in the education system.

01/06/2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg: If I Had It My Way I’d Dump Half Of NYC’s Teachers

It’s a jaw-dropping prescription for fixing city schools. “Professor” Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he would accomplish more with less by slashing the teaching staff in half — and that’s just the beginning.

12/01/2011

Cathie Black

Schools Chancellor Appointee Black Faces Opposition

Protesters gathered outside City Hall on Thursday to let Mayor Michael Bloomberg know they are against the appointment of Cathie Black as the new New York City Schools Chancellor.

11/11/2010

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

Parents, Lawmakers Push For PCB Testing In NYC Schools

A group of politicians and parents is demanding that every New York City school built in the middle of the last century be screened for toxic PCBs.

10/07/2010