Mayor De Blasio’s Son Writes Op Ed Saying Racism Is ‘All Too Common’ In Public SchoolsDante de Blasio has written an op-ed in the New York Daily News, supporting the mayor’s call to change admissions standards at eight schools in the city.
School District Forcing Students To Smile In Hallways, Reports SayA Pennsylvania school district is under fire for a policy that allegedly requires students to smile when walking in school hallways.
Clear Backpacks Soon The Rule For Long Island School District StudentsMore than 500 students on Long Island will now have to use clear backpacks in school, a reaction to the Florida school shooting attack.
De Blasio: Three Failing Schools In Brooklyn Slated To CloseBill de Blasio has announced a plan to close three Brooklyn public schools struggling with low enrollment rates and high faculty turnover.
Former Mayor Giuliani Pens Letter With Mayor De Blasio Seeking Continued Mayoral Control Over NYC's SchoolsThe joint letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers calls for renewal of mayoral control without delay.
NYC Travel Ban In Effect; City Public Schools Closed TuesdayNew York City public schools will be closed Tuesday, and all nonemergency vehicles will be banned from the roads as of 11 p.m. Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.
2 L.I. Schools Placed On Lockdown When Police Find Man With Gun To Own HeadTwo schools were briefly placed on lockdown in Hicksville, Long Island Monday afternoon, after police found and apprehended a man walking outside with a gun to his own head.
American Academy Of Pediatrics: Schools Should Push Back Start TimesDelaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a new policy.
Stringer: DOE Failed To Address Overcrowding In City SchoolsNew York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says one-third of city schools were overcrowded in 2012 and the Department of Education failed to address the problem effectively.
In Wake Of School Stabbing, Expert Has Advice On Dealing With BullyingWhen it comes to bullying, what is to be done if a parent takes all the right steps and it still doesn’t stop?
Wayne, N.J. School District To Eliminate Midterms, FinalsMidterms and finals are being done away with and replaced with a new form of testing at one New Jersey high school, in a drastic measure driven by the Common Core curriculum.
Suspect Arrested In Intrusions That Prompted Lockdowns In N.J. SchoolsPolice in New Jersey said Friday that they have caught the intruder who triggered lockdowns at two schools.