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.
The New York City Department of Education is defending the court ruling upholding the ban on using public schools for church services.
“We are here to tell Mayor Bloomberg, I mean we are going to have 60 churches homeless and that’s not Christ-like,” said Bronx Pastor Sal Sabino.
A few less public schools, but a few more charter schools were looking to hire new teachers.
Tuesday’s budget hearing in Albany will set the course for some of the year’s most heated confrontations between the popular new governor and the Legislature.
Health teachers in public schools would be required to give age-appropriate instruction.
The state Board of Regents has approved changes in the statewide curriculum and testing to enforce the requirements, which include the higher standard for math in kindergarten and first grade.
New Jersey’s State Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a new chapter in its decades-long dilemma over what the state must do to provide an adequate education for children in its poorest communities.
Bed bug cases have nearly tripled in the first two months of school and are on track to surpass even that by the end of the school year.
Budget cuts forced the Department of Education to eliminate bus service this year for about 5,000 public school students.
In this week’s edition of Eye On New York, CBS 2 looks at this summer’s transition to Back to School.
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