Public Schools

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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


Fifth grade teacher Millie Ramirez discusses Superstorm Sandy with her students on November 5, 2012 in the East Village. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC DOE Announces Makeup Days Made Necessary By Hurricane Sandy

The NYC Department of Education announced Monday evening that the school days lost to the storm will be made up on February 20-22, days which were previously allotted to mid-winter break.


Tottenville High School

Many Schools Remain Closed, Some Used As Shelters For Storm Victims

Many students will be heading back to school Monday, but that is not possible in places where school buildings have been serving as shelters for people who have been left homeless.

CBS New York–11/04/2012

Raemon Matthews

Once-Respected Teacher Banned From NYC Schools After Admitting To Sex Abuse

A once highly respected public school teacher has been barred from ever teaching again in New York City, after pleading guilty to the sexual abuse of a 17-year-old girl.

CBS 2–10/15/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.


Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall meeting - Westwood, NJ - Feb 29, 2012 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Education Becomes Focus Of Christie Town Hall On Hospital Reopening

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got a standing ovation as he announced state approval to reopen Pascack Valley Hospital, but many of the questions were at the town hall meeting were about making the public schools better.


Separation of church and state

Legal Alliance Wins Court Order Allowing Churches To Continue Worshiping In NYC Public Schools

The temporary restraining order is in effect for 10 days, which means those churches can hold services in schools for the next two Sundays.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg  (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Poll: New Yorkers Find Bloomberg’s Take-Over Of Public Schools A Failure

New Yorkers are giving Mayor Michael Bloomberg mixed grades in his handling of public schools, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.


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Report: Test Performance Of NYC School Children Stagnant

The national NAEP scores released last month showed that just over one-third of all public school students were proficient in reading. In math, 40 percent of the fourth-graders and 35 percent of the eighth-graders had reached that level.