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01.07.15 Rhett Jones

The Department of Education is expected to announce on Wednesday that it’s lifting a ban on cellphones in New York City schools. The New York Times reports: The ban, which was put in place by former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, has been unpopular among parents, who worry about not being able to contact their children […]

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08.08.14 Sophie Weiner

This week, the New York Department of Education listed 40 schools in the city as “persistently dangerous.” This was determined by the number of violent incidents vs. the total student population. Of those schools, 17 are in Brooklyn, making it the highest concentration of “dangerous” schools in any borough; 11 of the schools are located in the […]

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02.14.14 Andy Cush

When Bill de Blasio addressed his decision not to close New York City schools for yesterday’s snowstorm, he pointed to history, noting that the city has only closed schools for snow 11 times since 1978. “Unlike some cities, we don’t shut down in the face of adversity,” he argued. “I’m going to make decisions based […]

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04.15.10 Bucky Turco

In a departure from the current policy, NYC teachers accused of wrongdoing will no longer sit around in rubber rooms—think in-school suspension—doing nothing while getting paid full salaries. From now on, they’ll be required to do administrative work for the Department of Education until their cases are settled. |WNYC| […]

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