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Wash. state school shooting leaves two dead, including gunman: cops

The student shooter, identified by witnesses as freshman Jaylen Fryberg (above left and right), opened fire Friday morning just before 11 a.m. local time inside the cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High School, some 35 miles north of Seattle. Two of the victims, both boys, were reported to be Jaylen’s cousins. New York News – NY […]

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Make Girls & Boys High School a Community School

Bernard Gassaway, left, talks about his resignation with Errol Louis (photo: @InsideCityHall) The latest indictment of the Department of Education’s management of failing schools was personified last week by Bernard Gassaway, the recently self-retired principal of Boys and Girls High School. As he stepped down after five tortured years at the helm of the storied […]

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New York City Council to Look at School Segregation

New York City Council to Look at School Segregation Members of the New York City Council will introduce a package of legislation on Wednesday to draw attention to what they described as a lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity in the city's public schools, which by some measures are among the most … Read more on […]

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Peck Slip School Principal Maggie Siena sat next to Thomas Taratko, the D.O.E.’s executive director for the Office of Space Planning Tuesday night.

Peck Slip School parents & pols press city to find more space at Tweed

Six-foot dividers separate two Peck Slip School classrooms from offices. of the classrooms. Photo courtesy of the Peck Slip School PTA. BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |Peck Slip School parents, fed up with six-foot partitions for divided classrooms at the Tweed Courthouse, called again for the use of the Dept. of Education’s conference rooms at […]

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Police: 2 Stabbing Incidents In 2 Days Following High School Football Games On Long Island

WYANDANCH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Fights and stabbings followed two separate high school football games in as many days on Long Island, police said, though the violence didn’t appear to stem from the games themselves. Two men — one a teenager — were arrested and three people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after the postgame stabbings […]

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Man charged in school books scam

A Gloucester County man has been charged for allegedly sending tens of thousands of invoices to schools for math and language books that didn’t exist. Robert Armstrong was arrested and charged with one count of mail fraud. The Franklinville resident allegedly sent fraudulent invoices to more than 70,000 schools seeking payment for book orders totaling more than […]

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School officials warn of app’s anonymous posts

School officials are cautioning parents about an app that allows anonymous postings that have been linked to recent threats against schools. The free mobile app is called Yik Yak. It allows users to write anonymous posts of up to 200 characters that can be read within a 1.5-mile radius of their location. WNYW – NYC News

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LI school closes after enterovirus diagnosis in student

Southampton Elementary School on Long Island will be closed Wednesday for cleaning and sanitizing after a student became ill with enterovirus. The student does not have the D68 strain of enterovirus that has sickened kids across the country. WNYW – Local News

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Brooklyn high school students build robots

In what was not a typical high school science project, students at Achievement First University Prep High School in Brooklyn created and programmed some robots. The students followed a computer manual on how to build a robot. WNYW – NYC News

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On Eid al-Adha, Many Wonder: Will Muslim Holidays Make Next Year’s School Calendar?

  Members of the Muslim Democratic Club of NYC (photo: @LindaSarsour) For Muslims around the world, the Eid al-Adha holiday means gifts for children and the poor, delectable food, and family gatherings. That holds true for New York City’s large Muslim population. But the celebration of the Biblical figure Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son […]

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NYC school custodians made more in 2014 than any other city employees

Payroll data shows school custodians made an average $ 109,467. amNewYork

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NYC to overhaul school evaluation system

New York City is planning to overhaul its school assessment system, including doing away with the A-F grading of schools instituted by the previous administration. Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina says the new measures will emphasis the strength of the curriculum. WNYW – NYC News

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Elementary school teacher accused of sex abuse

A science teacher at an elementary school in Brooklyn was arrested on sex abuse charges.The teacher, identified by the NY Daily News as Omil Carrasquillo, 36, allegedly abused five of his students at P.S. 249, The Caton School. Carrasquillo who has worked for the Dept. of Education since 2006, was arrested on Wednesday and faces […]

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School workers’ union wants living wage from de Blasio

A municipal union representing thousands of low-paid public school workers is launching a campaign to pressure Mayor de Blasio to pay its members a starting salary of at least $ 15 an… | Metro | New York Post

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Special needs student missing after leaving school

The NYPD is looking for help in finding a girl with special needs who is missing after walking out of school. Nashaly Perez, 15, has been missing since Monday.  Her parents tell police that she is bi-polar. WNYW – Local News

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