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Rep. Cantor Visits Bronx Charter School As Debate Over Public Schools Continues

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) met with students, parents and teachers at the Bronx Charter School for Excellence on Monday.

05/12/2014

Charter Schools

De Blasio Playing Defense Over Decision To Scrap Plans For 3 Charter Schools

More than 90 charters from across the state, including the Success Academy Network of schools run by de Blasio rival Eva Moskowitz, said they will bring 2,500 parents and kids to Albany on Tuesday to seek help protecting charter schools.

02/28/2014

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Why Choose Public School If You Can Afford Private School?

A significant number of well-heeled New Yorkers are starting to re-think the benefits of private versus public school and not just because of their respective price tags. What do New York’s wealthiest parents know about those expensive private schools that you don’t?

02/07/2014

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Parents In Summit, N.J. May Have To Pay For Full-Day Kindergarten

The Summit School District wants parents to foot the bill after free full-day kindergarten was voted down months ago. Under the proposal, full-day kindergarten would cost parents $5,500 a year.

10/11/2013

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Quinn Calls For Big Expansion Of Gifted And Talented Program In City Schools

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.

05/07/2013

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Dozens Of Small NYC Churches Looking For New Homes

The New York City Department of Education is defending the court ruling upholding the ban on using public schools for church services.

02/12/2012

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Thousands March To Protest Ban On Using Public Schools For Religious 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.

01/29/2012

Chick-Fil-A's Martin Wills talks to a job seeker at a career fair at Prince George's Community College - Largo, MD - Nov 4, 2010 - Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Large Turnout For Education Job Fair Held At Rutgers University

A few less public schools, but a few more charter schools were looking to hire new teachers.

02/25/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Future Of NY Schools, Teachers On Line In Budget

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.

02/15/2011

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Date Violence Education Bill Gets A Hearing

Health teachers in public schools would be required to give age-appropriate instruction.

01/31/2011

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Higher Math Standard Planned For NY Kindergartens

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.

01/12/2011

Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ - Nov 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Top Court Has Tough Questions On School Funding

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.

01/05/2011

Bed bugs

Bed Bug Experts Gather In NYC For Conference

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.

11/11/2010

Many students on Staten Island won't have a school bus to ride on. (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Head To Court Over School Bus Cuts

Budget cuts forced the Department of Education to eliminate bus service this year for about 5,000 public school students.

09/13/2010

Eye On New York

Eye On New York: Back To School

In this week’s edition of Eye On New York, CBS 2 looks at this summer’s transition to Back to School.

CBS 2–08/06/2010