Kokoe Tanaka-Suwan, better known as Ms. Kokoe, is up for a prestigious award for her work in music education at the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls. CBSN New York's Nina Kapur reports.

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Bronx Teacher To Be Honored By GRAMMY Awards For Work In Music EducationKokoe Tanaka-Suwan, better known as Ms. Kokoe, is up for a prestigious award for her work in music education at the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls. CBSN New York's Nina Kapur reports.
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Chemical Scare Closes Long Island Middle SchoolOn Sunday, the Northport School District announced that a new environmental study found that a lingering smell could potentially be from a dangerous chemical. As a result, the school will be closed for the rest of the school year. CBS2's Christina Fan reports
Northport Middle School Closed IndefinitelyThe investigation into a foul smell has resulted in Northport Middle School being closed for the remainder of the school year. TV 10/55's Christina Fan reports
Foul Odor Closes Long Island SchoolNorthport Middle School will be closed for the rest of the school year due to a foul odor. Students will not have classes on Tuesday and Wednesday and then will be relocated. CBS2's Jessica Moore reports
Parents Outraged After NYC Schools Chancellor Walks Away From Public MeetingSchools Chancellor Richard Carranza is now under fire after parents questioned the handling of disturbing allegations at a middle school in Queens; CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
Officials Push For Universal After School ProgramsWith parents working longer hours, some New York City lawmakers are pushing for universal after school programs. Co-sponsor of the bill, Councilman Ben Kallos, joins CBSN New York to discuss the budget and benefits.
New York Educators, Parents Worried About School BudgetsNew York State school districts are facing some budget belt-tightening. The state comptroller is capping the property tax levy at below 2%. CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Parents Opposing Vaccinations Storm New Jersey State HouseAmid a busy legislative session, thousands of parents opposed to doing away with the religious exemption for child vaccinations and public schooling disrupted the State House in Trenton. CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
JV Soccer Coach Killed In Rockland County FireA beloved soccer coach at Spring Valley High School was killed in a house fire on Saturday. TV 10/55's Hazel Sanchez reports
Long Island Woman Jasmin Moghbeli Welcomed To NASA As New AstronautLenox Elementary erupted with pride as the ceremonies honoring Jasmin Moghbeli and the newest astronaut class in America was live-streamed into the Baldwin school from Johnson Space Center, the NASA Candidate program. CBSN New York's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Protest Over Bill That Mandates Vaccination For NJ School ChildrenAs it stands now in New Jersey, families will not be allowed to use religion as a reason not to get your child vaccinated if attending public school. CBSN New York's Meg Baker reports.
Tensions Flare At School Board Over Teacher's 'Monkey See, Monkey Do' SlideshowSome parents allege a science teacher created a slideshow for the class that included a picture of a gorilla when an image of four teens along with the caption "Monkey see, Monkey do." CBS2's Ali Bauman reports.
School Trip Leads To Lawsuit Accusing Teacher Of RacismCBSN New York's Jennifer McLogan has the latest on the lawsuit filed against a Suffolk County school district, accusing a teacher of making a racist slide show after a trip to the Bronx Zoo.
Contest Helping Spark Interest In Auto Repair CareersCBS2's Steve Overmyer has the latest on a contest helping young people see a future in the field of auto repair.
School Board Member To Be Suspended For Racial Slurs About AsiansA New York City school board member is facing suspension for using racially offensive language regarding Asian students.
New Jersey Schools Will Implement New LGBTQ-Focused CurriculumStarting this month, a dozen Garden State schools will be the first to implement new LGBTQ-focused curriculum, the first state in the country to do so; CBS2's Christina Fan reports.
Bill To Transform Struggling School District Still Not SignedCBS2's Jennifer McLogan has the latest on the bill that would create new oversight for the struggling Hempstead school district but still has not been signed by Gov. Cuomo.
NYC Education Staffer Arrested On Sex Crime ChargesPolice in Milwaukee released a mugshot of David Hay, the New York City education official accused of trying to meet a boy for sex.
Parents Storm Board Meeting To Protest Diversity PlanParents in Queens stormed a school meeting Thursday, protesting potential plans to bring a controversial diversity plan to their district.
Queens Parents Speak Out Against Education Diversity PlanCBS2's Lisa Rozner has the latest on the controversial education plans that may be coming to a Queens school district.
Top NYC School Official Fired After ArrestA high-ranking official in the New York City Department of Education has been fired following his arrest for soliciting sex from a minor. CBSN New York's Hazel Sanchez reports
'To Kill A Mockingbird' Heads To MSG For Special ShowingCBS2's Scott Rapoport has the latest on the special performance of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' coming to Madison Square Garden.
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