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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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses new anti-truancy initiatives - May 10, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

New York City Launches Massive Anti-Truancy Campaign

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that kids who miss school are likely to face problems later in life, and so the city is spending millions to keep them in classrooms.

05/11/2012

Pink slime

NJ Schools Won’t Be Serving ‘Pink Slime’ Next Year

The state Agriculture Department has notified school districts it will only offer beef without the ammonia-treated filler, as per federal directives.

03/27/2012

School chancellor Dennis Walcott (credit:Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Teacher Charged In Latest Alleged Incident Of Student Sex Abuse

Authorities said Esran Boothe, a 49-year-old gym teacher at the Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment, has been charged with both forcible touching and sexual abuse.

03/20/2012

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Students At Long Island Private Schools Learn Alongside Animals

Students at some of Long Island’s elite private schools are doing their learning alongside gentle animals; it’s part of a philosophy to educate the heart as well as the mind.

03/19/2012

Mayor Cory Booker discusses the school plan - Newark, NJ - Mar 19, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Newark Announces Plan For Overhaul Of School System

Newark officials have unveiled the final details of a wide-ranging plan to overhaul the city’s struggling school district.

03/19/2012

Dennis Walcott speaks to reporters outside P.S. 87 - New York, NY - Feb 13, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Teachers Gone Wild? Recent Rash Of Accusations In Schools Upsets NYC Residents

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is dealing with yet another teacher allegedly misbehaving in the classroom.

03/08/2012

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.

02/29/2012

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