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St. Jerome Closing Protest

Cash-Strapped New York Archdiocese To Close 2 Dozen Schools

The Archdiocese of New York has decided to close 22 elementary schools and two high schools that have been deemed financially “at risk.”

01/22/2013

Fort Lee High School (file / credit: Fort Lee Board of Education)

Fort Lee School Superintendent Wants Police In Tactical Gear In Every Building

The Newtown massacre changed everything and now Fort Lee school superintendent Steven Engravalle wants highly trained police in every building, and that’s not all.

01/09/2013

Handwriting Exercise (file / credit: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Considers Reducing Emphasis On Cursive Handwriting

New Jersey is among 45 states considering putting more emphasis on typing rather than cursive writing.

12/26/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Kelly Calls For National Gun Laws In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

New York City’s police commissioner is offering thoughts on guns and the Newtown massacre.

12/18/2012

School Desks - File / Photo: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Greenwich Schools Superintendent Looks To Make Major Cuts

It doesn’t matter the perceived wealth of a town. Budgets are tight everywhere.

12/14/2012

Eddie Saman clears out destroyed household belongings from his flood-damaged home in the New Dorp section of Staten Island after Sandy - Nov. 7, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

New Dorp H.S. Teachers, Students Came To Each Others’ Rescue After Sandy

After superstorm Sandy, New Dorp High School on Staten Island became a place of salvation and on Thursday, the students shared their stories with the nation’s top education official.

12/13/2012

Students return to class at New Dorp High School after superstorm Sandy (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Students Return To School 1 Week After Superstorm Sandy

Most of the more than 1,700 schools in New York City have reopened, but not all.

11/05/2012

New York Cares

Volunteers Turn Out To Beautify Schools For New York Cares Day

Six thousand volunteers turned out Saturday morning to paint, plant and sort books at schools in all five boroughs as part of New York Cares Day.

CBS New York–10/13/2012

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Clifton Schools Lower Passing Grade By Five Points

It used to be that you needed a 70 to pass at Clifton High School. Now it’s 65.

09/24/2012

City officials welcome New York City public school students back for the 2012-2013 school year. (Photo Credit: Edward Reed)

Back To Class For New York City Public School Students

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Mayor Michael Bloomberg were on hand to welcome back children at the New Settlement Campus in the Bronx.

09/06/2012

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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.

08/01/2012

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5 Questions to Ask Your Realtor Before Buying Your First Home

Knowing the right questions to ask at the start could save you time and stress later on.

07/18/2012

Rebecca McLelland-Crawley (credit: NJ Dept. of Education)

New Jersey Teacher Being Honored By President As Among Nation’s Best

For 15 years, Rebecca McLelland-Crawley has been getting Perth Amboy kids fired up about the wonders of science.

06/28/2012

Cell Phone Storage Truck Outside Washington Irving High School - New York, NY - Jun 18, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Businesses Charging NYC Students To Store Their Cell Phones

Some students are paying $1 a day at convenience stores or trucks to store the devices while they’re in class.

06/18/2012

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (file / credit: Bill Finch on Facebook)

Bridgeport Mayor Has High Hopes As Malloy Signs Education Reform

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy signed into law Tuesday his education reform package, and the state’s biggest city stands to benefit, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

05/15/2012

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