Public Schools

Major Blizzard Has An Upside For Students As Tri-State Schools Cancel ClassesTri-State Area schoolchildren were guaranteed a snow day on Tuesday, with an added bonus of an early dismissal Monday afternoon.
City Lawmakers Push For More Diversity In Public SchoolsCity Councilman Brad Lander is on board with leaders and activists supporting proposed laws to eliminate what he described as a segregated school system.
Mayor De Blasio Unveils Plan For Solar Panels On Two Dozen School RooftopsOfficials 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.
City To Hire More Than 100 Full-Time Art Teachers Following Comptroller StudyThe announcement was made at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. It was accompanied by music from a middle school orchestra.
CBS 2 Exclusive: Booker Defends Use Of Money Given To Newark Schools By Facebook CEOU.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.
Connecticut Seeks To Ban Chocolate Milk In Public SchoolsMoo hoo. The Nutmeg State seeks to ban chocolate milk from public schools.
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.
NYC Public School Principals Slam State English TestsPrincipals 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.
Report: New York Schools Are Most Racially SegregatedNew 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.
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.
Harlem Public School Parents Rally In Support Of Mayor's Stance On ChartersMayor 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.
De Blasio Administration Scraps Plans For Opening, Expanding Some Charter SchoolsMayor 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.