Public Schools

Solar panels installed on rooftop of Kennedy High School in the Bronx (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Unveils Plan For Solar Panels On Two Dozen School Rooftops

Officials expect the solar panels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,800 metric tons a year — the equivalent of taking about 600 cars off the road.

09/29/2014

Map shows NYC public schools without any certified arts teacher, according to NYC Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau. (credit: Google Maps via NYC Comptroller's Office)

City To Hire More Than 100 Full-Time Art Teachers Following Comptroller Study

The announcement was made at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. It was accompanied by music from a middle school orchestra.

07/01/2014

Sen. Cory Booker

CBS 2 Exclusive: Booker Defends Use Of Money Given To Newark Schools By Facebook CEO

U.S. Sen. and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been receiving a lot of criticism on how a $100 million donation to the Newark Public Schools, by Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, is being spent.

05/16/2014

Chocolate milk (Sugar Bear/Wikimedia Commons)

Connecticut Seeks To Ban Chocolate Milk In Public Schools

Moo hoo. The Nutmeg State seeks to ban chocolate milk from public schools.

05/16/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Councilman On Charter Schools: ‘A Sort Of Educational Apartheid’

Education committee chairman Danny Dromm wore a bright orange t-shirt similar to the ones used to isolate students being disciplined at Coney Island Prep charter school during Tuesday’s hearing.

05/06/2014

Classroom (file/credit: clipart.com)

NYC Public School Principals Slam State English Tests

Principals at some three dozen New York City public schools led protests Friday against this year’s New York state English tests, which they said were poorly designed and confusing.

04/11/2014

FILE - A NYC classroom. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Report: New York Schools Are Most Racially Segregated

New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report released Wednesday.

03/26/2014

Mayor de Blasio delivers a speech on charter schools at Riverside Church, March 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio On Charter School Students: ‘We Need Them To Succeed’

Just weeks after moving to prevent their expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered an olive branch to the charter school movement.

03/23/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Harlem Public School Parents Rally In Support Of Mayor’s Stance On Charters

Mayor de Blasio has said charters should pay rent to use public school space. Opponents said charters are public schools and are therefore entitled to public school space.

03/11/2014

Charter Schools

De Blasio Administration Scraps Plans For Opening, Expanding Some Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration on Thursday dealt a major blow to nine schools – some of them charter schools – that were hoping to open or expand.

02/27/2014

Jeremy Duenas

Staten Island Teen Starts Facebook Page Urging City To Close Schools In Severe Snow

A Staten Island teen was one of many people who thought Mayor Bill de Blasio made the wrong call on Thursday by keeping schools open during the snowstorm.

02/14/2014

Grand Concourse Academy Charter School in the Bronx (file / credit: Grand Concourse Academy)

Charters, Public Schools To Hold Joint Program Aimed At Improvements

Teachers and staff from eight top-performing charter schools across the city are going to share their tricks of the trade with some district schools.

08/04/2013

Melanie Donus

Lawsuit: Garden City Schools Discriminate Against Special Needs Students

Three Long Island mothers – all tired of battling school administrators – are now going to do battle in federal court over claims that their disabled children are being discriminated against in public school.

02/25/2013

Mayor Bloomberg (file/credit: Edward Reed via Flickr)

Bloomberg, UFT Say No Deal Reached Over Teacher Evaluation Plan

The lack of agreement between the city and the union representing 75,000 teachers puts the city school district at risk of losing $450 million in state aid and grants.

01/17/2013

New York City schools chancellor Dennis Walcott (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)/President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew (file/credit:Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Still No Deal On NYC Teacher Evaluation System Day Ahead Of State Deadline

If an evaluation plan is not submitted on time, the city could lose $450 million in state aid and grants.

01/16/2013

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