PS 398, named after the late labor leader Hector Figueroa, is roiled by a battle between its staff and principal.
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.
Union president Michael Mulgrew is pressing occupational and physical therapists to vote again on a deal they rejected — while some members demand new negotiations with City Hall instead.
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.
Advocates for testing-based school admissions secured a say in district-level school governance.
Teachers and parents raised concerns about the DESSA, a social-emotional learning tool that schools began using last year.
New York City’s free, popular summer program runs for children in grades K-8 across the five boroughs from July to August.
Families say publicly funded, privately run charter schools in New York are allowed to punish and discriminate against students by calling in emergency services.
Some 500 asylum-seekers slept in a school gym on Staten Island over the weekend. By Monday city officials had identified six more gyms, all in Brooklyn, to cope with an evolving emergency.