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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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Catholic School Statue Pushed to Parking Lot as Charter Moves In

Catholic School Statue Pushed to Parking Lot as Charter Moves In

A statue of St. Jude and plaques with deceased parishioners' names were removed, sparking confusion. Home Page Top Stories on DNAINFO.com – Friday, July 11, 2014 | 11:08am

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The Bigger Picture on School Crowding

A report by the city comptroller highlights deficiencies in how the city responds to space squeezes. What's the long-term outlook for the scarcity of school seats? City Limits – News

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School Superintendents Must Reapply for Jobs

Forty-one officials in the New York City school system will have to reapply for their position this year under a new policy announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña . WSJ.com: Newyork Main

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Earlier city school start times due to teachers’ contract

Along with their ABCs, city school kids will soon need to catch up on their Z’s. Thanks to the new contract between the teachers union and Mayor de Blasio, some… Metro | New York Post

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Lawrenceville School Ex-Student President: Martyr or Misquoted College Freshman?

The Lawrenceville School (Photo: Facebook, Lawrenceville School) On June 30th BuzzFeed published an article titled “What Happens When a Prep School’s Black Student President Mocks her White Male Classmates,” Kate J.M. Baker’s account of former Lawrenceville School student body president, Maya Peterson, 18. In many words, Ms. Baker accredits Ms. Peterson’s impeachment to an Instagram photo […]

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City Sees 25 Percent Drop in Students Required to Attend Summer School

The de Blasio administration has been focused on increasing the amount of time students spend in school, through universal pre-k, expanded after-school and other policy changes, but one of the mayor’s new policies inadvertently produced the exact opposite result. NEWS – NY1

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Report: NYC public school class size rising

A new report has found that New York City’s public school classrooms are getting more crowded. The report by the city’s budget oversight agency also found that the number of students in “temporary housing situations,” including homeless shelters, has risen during the 2012-2013 school year. The average class size, particularly in the lower grades, has shot up. […]

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