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. […]
PS 398, named after the late labor leader Hector Figueroa, is roiled by a battle between its staff and principal.
The Department of Education must take 40 specific actions to resolve decades-old delays in providing or paying for special education services to students.
School teacher Sharon Adams, wife of the mayor’s brother Bernard, was hired in March as a “strategic initiative specialist” at the city Department of Education. The move came shortly after Bernard Adams left his $1-a-year job as head of mayoral security.
Despite a pledge to stop relying on police to deal with students who have mental health episodes, New York City schools have continued to call 911 on kids in distress thousands of times a year, an investigation by THE CITY and ProPublica found.
Opponents — and even some of their endorsed candidates — say one well-organized group of parents is turning Community Education Councils into forums for right-wing animosity over issues like critical race theory and the treatment of LGBTQ+ youth.
Only 53% of students, staffers, and parents filled out the NYC School Survey last year. Here’s how it works, and how the Department of Education uses the information.
Education officials said it’s part of an attempt to tackle the mental health crisis gripping schools, but some teachers described the move as a “lackluster, inefficient way to really address social-emotional needs.”
Schools chief promises pay and better support for community groups educating youngsters.