New York City Council Passes Bill Requiring Department Of Education To Develop Food Waste Prevention PlanIn June 2020, CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer told us about $800,000 worth of food meant for New York City's students left in a warehouse when schools closed because of the pandemic.
New York City Schools Chancellor Calls On State To End Specialized High Schools Admissions TestThe results show the percentage of Black and Latino students receiving offers is down again. Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter is calling on the state to eliminate the test.
Tri-State Area Educators, Parents Disappointed Federal Education Department Is Mandating Standardized TestingThe USDE is suggesting states push testing to summer or fall, shorten the exam or give it remotely.
Digital Divide: NYC Department Of Education Says More Devices For Students Won't Arrive For At Least Another MonthAt least 60,000 New York City public school students still do not have an iPad or Chromebook, months after the pandemic first started and just days after city public schools went all-remote for the second time this calendar year.
Nadeem Waheed Of Daniel's Leather Donates Coats To Schoolkids Stuck In Cold Classrooms After Seeing CBS2's ReportCBS2 has reported on schools that don't have proper ventilation systems, so windows are left open to protect against coronavirus.
'The Kids Were Freezing': NYC Public School Teachers Instructed To Keep Windows Open To Comply With COVID Guidelines Even As Temperatures DropTeacher Jia Lee says on a rainy day two weeks ago, the temperature in her classroom at the Earth School dipped into the low 50s. Without an HVAC system or HEPA purifier, she says opening windows is her only option.
Some Homeless Families Say They're Being Threatened With ACS Intervention Because They Can't Log In For Remote LearningHomeless families say they're facing an uphill battle to get their kids online for school, and the problems leave them worried they could lose their kids.
New Yorkers Call For Transparency As Mayor De Blasio Refuses To Share School Attendance RecordsRepeatedly asked for public school attendance numbers, the mayor again argued they fluctuate so wildly he needs even more time.
Coronavirus Update: New York City Loses 50 Educators In COVID-19 OutbreakAccording to coronavirus tracking from March 16 to April 10, officials say the toll includes 21 teachers and 22 classroom aides across all five boroughs.
Coronavirus Life: NYC Grab-And-Go Meal Service Feeding Adults, Children, No Questioned AskedMonday through Friday, adults and children can pick up three meals at a time and no adult will be turned away.
Distance Learning Tools And Links For Parents Teaching At HomeHere's a look at parents across the Tri-State Area are sharing resources online to build and expand their districts' learning plans.
Stranger Off Street Gets Into Middle School, Attacks 11-Year-Old Girl In CafeteriaStudents at the Isaac Newton Middle School for Math and Science in East Harlem say a man walked into the cafeteria at around 8 a.m. who wasn't supposed to be there, and then he started grabbing an 11-year-old girl.
Top New York City School Official Facing Child Sex Crime ChargesA spokesperson for the Department of Education says he was terminated after the city learned of his arrest in Wisconsin.
Brooklyn Teacher's Aide Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child In Special Needs SchoolSources say Lemon allegedly engaged in sex acts with the girl in the basement of P.S. 59 multiple times in June. The victim was not a special needs student.
'Fame' Follow-Up: Principal Lisa Mars To Leave LaGuardia High School For DOE JobThe principal of the high school the 1980's cult classic "Fame" was based on is resigning.