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American Academy Of Pediatrics: Schools Should Push Back Start Times

Delaying 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.

08/25/2014

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Stringer: DOE Failed To Address Overcrowding In City Schools

New 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.

07/09/2014

Noel Estevez, 14, is accused of fatally stabbing Timothy Crump, 14, outside I.S. 117 in the Bronx on June 18, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2 and Handout)

In Wake Of School Stabbing, Expert Has Advice On Dealing With Bullying

When it comes to bullying, what is to be done if a parent takes all the right steps and it still doesn’t stop?

06/20/2014

Wayne Hills High School

Wayne, N.J. School District To Eliminate Midterms, Finals

Midterms 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.

06/16/2014

An unidentified man caught by security cameras at New Jersey school. (credit: Handout)

Suspect Arrested In Intrusions That Prompted Lockdowns In N.J. Schools

Police in New Jersey said Friday that they have caught the intruder who triggered lockdowns at two schools.

05/30/2014

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Parents, Councilmen Advocate Plan To Keep Kids From Running Out Of School

The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.

05/28/2014

Schools are cracking down on the Yik Yak messaging app after threats of violence in Ridgewood, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

School Officials Crack Down On Yik Yak Messaging App After Threat In New Jersey

Several school administrators in the Tri-State Area have decided to ban the popular app Yik Yak, after it led to threats of violence at a New Jersey high school.

05/21/2014

James Madison High School in Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

Security Tightened At 3 Brooklyn Schools After Social Media Threats

A school shooting threat made over social media has prompted police to beef up security at three high schools in Brooklyn.

02/27/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address on Feb. 26, 2014 in Trenton. (credit: Getty Images)

Christie: N.J. Students Will Have To Make Up Snow Days

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday night that the state’s schoolchildren will have to make up the snow days they have missed in this unusually harsh winter.

02/26/2014

A child holds an umbrella as she walks to school during a snowstorm on Feb. 13, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Parents, Teachers Criticize Decision To Keep Schools Open In Near White-Out Conditions

The backlash continued on Saturday morning, as parents and teachers criticized the mayor’s decision not to close schools during this week’s snow storm.

02/15/2014

A child holds an umbrella as she walks to school during a snowstorm on February 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Many Still Questioning Decision To Keep NYC Schools Open During Snowstorm

Students and parents were faced with gusting winds and blowing snow during Thursday’s storm that brought nearly 10 inches of snow to the city.

02/14/2014

FILE - NYC School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

Former N.J. School Official Admits To $566,000 Con

The former transportation manager for two New Jersey school districts has admitted bilking the districts out of nearly $566,000.

12/14/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Kelly: Hate Crimes Unit Investigating Some Recent ‘Knockout’ Incidents

There have been seven so-called “knockout” or “polar bear” assaults in the Crown Heights and Midwood sections of Brooklyn since October, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday.

11/20/2013

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano shows panic button (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schools In Nassau County To Get Panic Alarms

County Executive Ed Mangano said the county-funded program will provide each school five wireless panic alarms.

10/22/2013

Officers search for armed man on rooftop in Point Pleasant Beach. (CBS 2)

Point Pleasant Beach Schools Locked Down During Hunt For Suicidal Man With Gun

All schools were locked down in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. as a precautionary measure Wednesday morning as police looked for a suicidal man with a gun.

10/02/2013

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