If an evaluation plan is not submitted on time, the city could lose $450 million in state aid and grants.
New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Belleville) said Monday that panic buttons should be a “mandate” for every public school in the state.
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.
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.
The New York City Department of Education announced plans Monday to close or phase out 17 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The temporary restraining order is in effect for 10 days, which means those churches can hold services in schools for the next two Sundays.
New Yorkers are giving Mayor Michael Bloomberg mixed grades in his handling of public schools, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.
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.
A report released today by the city’s Independent Budget Office states that students who are absent five or fewer days each year pass tests at a rate more than double that of students who miss 21 or more days a year.