Michael McShane asked his students their favorite color on the first day of school. Some students gave him blank stares; one immediately responded: “Pizza.”
In one attempt to improve students’ lunch options, the New York City Department of Education began offering schools all-you-can-eat salad bars. PS 151 in Bushwick ordered its salad bar last year, but did not receive it until last month. And even though the salad bar is now at the school, John Espineli, the school’s SchoolFood […]
The New York City Department of Education decided yesterday to close the Freedom Academy High School and phase-out seven other public schools in Brooklyn.
State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, a Democrat from Bed-Stuy, and Assemblyman David Weprin, a Democrat from Queens introduced a bill last month seeking to limit the control the New York City mayor has on appointing members of the city school board, which oversees the New York City Department of Education.
Salvatore Sparacino, 46, a gym teacher at It Takes a Village Academy high school in East Flatbush stalked, assaulted, and threatened another teacher who refused to date him.
Sitting on bench near the entrance to P.S. 262 in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon, Maddy Cruz patiently awaits for her daughters to come out of the doors. “I always tell my kids, ‘Don’t talk to any adult.’ I don’t care who it it is,” she says, shaking her head. Cruz’s warnings to her children could […]
The Department of Education released the first half of a list of schools that are scheduled to close due to poor performance, NY1 reported Thursday. Brooklyn leads the closures with seven schools, followed by two schools each in Manhattan and the Bronx, and one in Staten Island. The second half of the list should be […]
SchoolBook reports that while the Department of Education moves to bring a charter school to Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, State Assemblywoman Joan Millman and former Deputy Chancellor for the DOE, Carmen Farina, are backing a new proposal of an early learning center serving students in prekindergarten and kindergarten that would compete with the charter school for […]
Twenty-five years after its hopeful opening, Paul Robeson High School is scheduled to shut down in four years. Did the school fail, or was it allowed to fail?