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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.

08/05/2011

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.

07/11/2011

Classroom (credit: Clipart.com)

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.

02/24/2011

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.

02/15/2011

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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.

01/31/2011

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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.

12/02/2010

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NYC Teacher Caught Up In Spanish Curse Debate

The teacher’s attorney says Garcia didn’t use the word, but the city attorney agrees with the hearing officer’s decision to suspend and fine him.

11/28/2010

Generic Ambulance File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Error Costs Hundreds Of Teachers Health Insurance

Some Newark teachers were still waiting for their coverage to be restored.

10/24/2010

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Mayor: Stripper Saga 1 More Reason To End Tenure

She went from stripper to prostitute to teacher. And then she got job security — in the form of tenure. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it’s one more reason to end the system that basically gives teachers lifetime job security.

09/29/2010

A Crying Child - File / Photo: AP

Kids Still Have First Day Of School Blues?

The first day of school was weeks ago, and still, for some, the tears and the cries for mom persist.

09/23/2010

Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

Teacher Settles Suit Against NYC

A New York City teacher who was suspended for allowing students to use sexually explicit language in a class on HIV/AIDS has settled her claim against the city for $45,000.

08/31/2010

Teen Victim Sues Ex-NYC Teacher

The family of a 14-year-old boy has sued a former New York City teacher for having sex with their son.

WCBS 880–08/04/2010

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