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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

School Panic Button

N.J. Assemblyman Says Panic Alarms In Schools Should Be A ‘Mandate’

New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Belleville) said Monday that panic buttons should be a “mandate” for every public school in the state.

01/14/2013

(FILE - credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Clock Counts Down As City, UFT Spar Over Teacher Evaluation System

The clock was ticking this weekend for New York City and the union representing the city’s 75,000 public school teachers to agree on a teacher evaluation system.

01/13/2013

Classroom (file / credit: clipart.com)

Proposed NYC School Closings Have Parents Furious

The Department of Education wants to shut down more than a dozen schools, calling them “low performing,” but critics say it’s the city and school leaders who deserve a failing grade.

01/08/2013

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

17 New York City Public Schools To Be Shut Down Or Phased Out

The New York City Department of Education announced plans Monday to close or phase out 17 schools.

01/07/2013

Separation of church and state

Appeals Court Leaning Toward Reversing Ruling Allowing For Worship In NYC Schools

No ruling has been issued, but a federal appeals panel signaled Monday that it was leaning toward reversing a decision by a lower court that allowed for after-hours worship services in New York City public schools.

11/19/2012

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