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Waterbury Teacher Placed On Leave After Allegedly Calling Student ‘Black Boy’

Perhaps one Connecticut math teacher should stick to numbers, not names.


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Former Teacher Allegedly Exchanged Sexually Explicit Texts With New Brunswick Teen

A former Southern California teacher has been arrested for allegedly exchanging sexually explicit images with a 13-year-old New Jersey girl.


Kaitlin Grant of Elmont, New York. (credit: Handout)

L.I. Substitute Teacher, 23, Accused Of Having Sex With Student, 15

Police say Kaitlin Grant of Elmont worked as a substitute teacher in the Freeport School District. The relationship allegedly took place from November 2011 to March 2012. Her attorney says his client “emphatically denies the allegations.”


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Teachers Head Back To The Classroom After Evaluations Are Released

The teachers union challenged the release of the reports. 18,000 teachers were ranked on a scale of 1-100. The list was released Friday after a year and a half long court battle.


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UFT Wants NYC Back At Table On Teacher Evaluations

United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew says they’ve gone to the state to try and drag city officials back to the negotiating table to reach an agreement on a new teacher evaluation process.


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NJ Math Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student

Authorities were tipped off to the alleged affair by another teacher at the school, who notified the superintendent, who called the cops.


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NJ Education Commissioner Voids Ramsey Teacher Contract

Chris Cerf found the deal between teachers and the Ramsey school board exceeded a three-year limit on contracts.


Members of the New York City Fire Department exit a home after battling a three-alarm blaze - Brooklyn, NY (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What Draws People To Join The FDNY?

Nearly 10 years ago, the New York City Fire Department lost 343 of its members but that hasn’t stopped others from joining New York’s bravest.


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Tenured First Grade Teacher Explains ‘Future Criminals’ Description At Hearing

O’Brien told an administrative law judge she wrote the post in exasperation because six or seven unruly first-graders kept disrupting her lessons. She said one boy had recently hit her.


Tara Driscoll (credit: Nassau County PD)

Queens Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Underage Student

Arrested and charged with both rape and performing a criminal sexual act is 33-year-old Tara Driscoll of Bay Shore. She was a high school English teacher at Campus Magnet Educational Complex in Queens until last May when an investigation started.


Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Monmouth Junction, NJ - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Public Hearing On N.J. Education Scheduled For Monday

The Governor’s Education Transformation Task Force is preparing a series of reports to be submitted to Gov. Chris Christie, who has said education reform is a top priority now that the state’s budget for next year has been signed.


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Court Papers: Fired Teacher Was Suffering From Diabetes

The Department of Education last month fired language teachers Alini Brito and Cindy Mauro after a janitor allegedly found them topless in an empty classroom at James Madison High in Midwood in November.


N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Future Of NY Schools, Teachers On Line In Budget

Tuesday’s budget hearing in Albany will set the course for some of the year’s most heated confrontations between the popular new governor and the Legislature.


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Labor Expert Says Teacher Seniority, Tenure System Should Stay

As the city faces education budget cuts, the question of which teachers will lose their jobs is being raised.


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Admitted Ex-Prostitute Teacher, Melissa Petro, Faces Trial

Melissa Petro, 30, is a tenured teacher at P.S. 70 in the Claremont section of the Bronx three weeks after blogging for the Huffington Post. She admitted she worked as a stripper and, briefly, as a prostitute before she got her teaching job.