DOE: 40 NYC Schools To Join Middle School Quality Initiative ProgramOf those, 20 will include a pilot program to extend the school day and offer intense literacy training for high needs students.
Walcott Raked Over The Coals At City Council Budget HearingNew York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with some angry and hostile comments Tuesday, as he testified at a budget hearing before the City Council Finance and Education committees.
City, Teachers' Union Praise State-Imposed Teacher Evaluation SystemThe evaluation plan incorporates student test scores, principal observations and other data. Twenty percent of each score will be determined by "locally selected measures'' that individual schools can set.
Police Investigating Possible Cyberbullying In Suicide Of Queens Girl, 12Police say a 12-year-old girl who was found hanged left a suicide note that spoke of being bullied online. The girl was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon by her family.
An Angry Community Rallies In Response To String Of Anti-Gay AttacksA community is rallying against hate, and police are increasing patrols in some neighborhoods – in the wake of five anti-gay attacks in the past two weeks.
Chancellor Walcott Lashes Back At Mayoral Candidates Over Education PoliciesSome of the candidates said that if elected they would not let new charter schools share space with traditional public schools as they do now. Such a change would make it difficult to open charter schools.
Schools Chancellor Walcott Participates In 'Poem In Your Pocket Day' EventYoung children with the Community-Word Project wrote their own poems and read them before a crowd at Bryant Park.
Chancellor Walcott Defends Harder State Standardized TestsLately there has been an uproar among parents in New York who are upset with state standardized tests they say are too hard for their children.
Queens DA: NYC Teacher Had Months-Long Sexual Relationship With Girl, 14Daniel Reilly, 36, an English teacher at I.S. 237 in Flushing, was arrested on rape and other charges.
Mother Demands Action After Daughter Allegedly Assaulted At Bronx SchoolPolice arrested an unnamed 12-year-old girl and charged her with misdemeanor assault.
NYC Third Graders To Read Books About War As Part Of New CurriculumChildren as young as 8 years old could soon be reading books on bombings, weapons and war as part of a new curriculum approved by city and state education officials.
Bloomberg Announces 20 Public Schools Selected For Software Engineering Pilot ProgramThe pilot program was first announced during Bloomberg's State of the City address earlier this year. The students at the selected schools will receive a comprehensive computer science and software engineering curriculum.
Slavery-Math Questions Cause Uproar At Manhattan Public SchoolParents are upset and disgusted by a homework assignment that used scenarios about killing and whipping slaves to teach math.
NYC School Buses Rolling Again After Monthlong StrikeRegular bus schedules resumed on all 7,700 routes Wednesday morning. Around 5,000 of those routes and 152,000 students were affected by the strike.
Bloomberg: Schoolchildren Come Out On Top With End Of Bus StrikeThe Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 ended its walkout on Friday evening after union leaders were assured by prospective New York City mayoral candidates that their concerns about job protection would be heard after this year's election. They went on strike Jan. 16.