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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.


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.


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.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks on Coney Island - Brooklyn, NY - Feb 28, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Weighs In On Teacher Rankings

Last week, the ratings on teachers became public knowledge. Now, the mayor is weighing in.


New York City Classroom (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

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.


Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Public Meeting Today On Gov. Malloy’s Education Plan

In Hartford today, the public gets its first chance to speak out on Gov. Dan Malloy’s education reform plan.


Michael Mulgrew (credit: CBS 2)

Mulgrew Critical Of Mayor’s School Closure Plan

Amid a much-heralded state deal on teacher evaluations designed to improve the schools, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s going ahead with his controversial plan to close 33 failing schools and possibly more down the raoad.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit:

Cuomo: New York, Union Agree On Teacher Evaluation Plan

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also says the city has reached an overall deal with the teachers’ union on the contentious issue. The union, however, denies it.


Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Malloy Hits The Road To Promote Education Reform Ideas

A day after delivering his State of the State address, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy is hitting the road to promote his education reform ideas. Under the governor’s plan, another $128 million on education.


Teacher in Classroom (file / credit:

CT Gov. Malloy, Education Cmsr. Outline Reform Plan

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy presented his ideas for education reform today as state lawmakers get set to convene in Hartford next week for 2012 session.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo - Yonkers, NY - Jan 18, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Backs Cuomo On Teachers As Gov. Hits The Road To Sell His Budget

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Yonkers today trying to sell his budget, which includes a 401(k) option for public employees and a system to evaluate teachers.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Unveils Budget, Proposes Major Pension & School Reforms

Governor Cuomo is trying to use state money in a carrot and stick approach to get major and long overdue reforms.


A public school is seen in New York City - File / Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

NYC, Teachers Continue Struggle Over Evaluations

Talks between the teachers union and New York City over a teacher evaluation program have gone nowhere.


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

Connecticut Teachers Release Plan For Education Reform

Teachers who are members of the Connecticut Education Association are putting forth their ideas on helping students achieve.


Students outside Long Island City High School (credit: CBS 2)

Massive Schedule Changes At NYC School Sends Teachers, Students Scrambling

Teachers are frustrated over getting all new students and struggling to play catch up, while students are frustrated after spending two months on course work that no longer counts.