Parents are calling for the ouster of the controversial principal of P.S. 398 in Queens, who did not inform them on the day that a student brought a kitchen knife to school and told other kids he intended to use it at lunchtime to attack a fellow second-grader he may have considered a romantic rival. […]
The first time many school administrators heard about a shelter-in-place directive was when a top Education Department official emailed at 1:56 p.m.to tell them it “has been lifted.”
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Students in 133 schools that serve about 63,000 students were given secondary screeners during the last school year that identify students who are at risk of dyslexia or other reading challenges. The effort, while relatively small, is set to be expanded.
Five things to watch out for as classes begin for the city’s more than 900,000 public school students.
Letters obtained by THE CITY via lawsuit show the Department of Education concluded as early as 2018 that some religious schools stinted on secular education but didn’t intervene. Those four schools still fail to meet the bar, the city recently determined.
The Department of Education must take 40 specific actions to resolve decades-old delays in providing or paying for special education services to students.
Detailed reports show significant deficiencies at four schools, including no English instruction at all. The Department of Education is fighting to keep similar findings sought in a lawsuit by THE CITY under wraps.
City schools’ 120,000 educators and other staff will see raises reaching more than 20% during the five-year contract.
The mayor said that the public system that’s failing to educate Black and brown kids should be “duplicating” what the Jewish religious schools are achieving. But his administration is battling to keep evaluations of 26 such schools under wraps.