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Back to school diets: Keeping kids healthy

You’re never too young to watch your weight — and these three diets will help. Food / Dining – NY Daily News

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Back to school diets

You’re never too young to watch your weight — and these three diets will help. Food / Dining – NY Daily News

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Brooklyn school aide charged with punching autistic boy

An aide at a Brooklyn school has been charged with assaulting an autistic student in the school cafeteria. Milton Parker, 58,  is accused of punching Anatoly Veltman, 11 on Aug. 7 after the boy spilled water on the floor. According to court papers, Parker ordered Anatoly to clean up the spill and then punched the boy in […]

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FiDi gets a private elementary school this September

Downtown Express photos by Dusica Sue MalesevicJennifer Jones, founder of the Pine Street School, which opens in two months with kindergarten, first grade and preschool. Below, the school’s “River Commons,” where students can play or eat lunch. BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Lower Manhattan parents have another kindergarten option with the opening of private Pine […]

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115 ‘underutilized’ school staffers take one-time buyout

Nearly 9 percent of the school system’s unassigned teachers and other staffers who had been working as roving substitutes have accepted a one-time buyout offer, ­officials announced Thursday. The 115… | Metro | New York Post

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Southern California high school suspends ‘gang-style’ cheerleading program

The cheerleading program at a Southern California high school has been temporarily suspended over a team photo in which the girls sport weapons, gang clothing, and fake baby bumps. New York News – NY Daily News

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Report From Pro-Charter Group Decries New York City School Failures

Report From Pro-Charter Group Decries New York City School Failures A new report from an advocacy group highlights a dismal statistic: In nearly a quarter of New York City public schools, 90% or more of the students failed to demonstrate proficiency in language arts and math. Families for Excellent Schools, a pro … Read more […]

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Earlier start to school day for hundreds of NYC schools

The school day will reportedly start earlier for students and staff of more than 450 schools in New York City starting in September. NYC Department of Education told the NY Daily News that the change in time is in compliance with the new union contract. It will allow for extra time after school for teacher training […]

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Manhattan nursery school uses sanitizing machine to keep air clean

All of us feel the same way about “cooties”: Eww. At the Goddard School on the Upper West Side, a high-tech machine is keeping “cooties” out of the classroom. “This is the latest and then most effective sanitization method available today,” says Bill Swan, the owner of the Goddard School. He purchased the ZONO Sanitech […]

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Avonte’s Law Which Will Put Alarms on School Exits Passes City Council

The new "audible alarms bill" requires the city to examine schools to see where alarms are necessary. Home Page Top Stories on DNAINFO.com – Friday, July 25, 2014 | 1:08am

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Council Unanimously Approves School Safety Bill Named for Avonte Oquendo

The City Council unanimously approved a school safety bill named for Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old who ran away from his Queens school last October and was later found dead. NEWS – NY1

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Staff at elite New York City high school not responsible for student's suicide

Staff at elite New York City high school not responsible for student's suicide … New York City investigators have cleared the staff of the elite High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College in the suicide of Omotayo Adeoye, who drowned herself after being caught cheating on an exam. Omotayo's teacher, Eva Malikova, … […]

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The Working Life: A Parent Answering a Call for Pre-K Teachers Goes Back to Work (and School)

Lisa Martino is one of 95 fellows poised to become New York City’s newest teachers, as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal prekindergarten program. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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Student says she was expelled from Oklahoma school for marrying another woman

Christian Minard, 22, told CNN that she received a letter from an administrator at Southwestern Christian University telling her she was no longer allowed to attend classes. New York News – NY Daily News

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Girl With Autism Speaks at City Hall After She Says She Was Caught on Overheated School Bus

School buses that carry kids with special needs must have working air conditioning, but the public advocate says, too often, they don’t. She spoke at City Hall Friday, and she was joined by a girl with autism who says she got caught on an overheated bus. NEWS – NY1

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