The D.O.E. needs to upgrade its online system for tracking complaints of bullying, according to a city comptroller’s audit, so people aren’t logging them by hand anymore. A education official told SchoolBook the city has modified and improved its reporting system this year.
A ruling from the state’s highest court makes clear that the School Construction Authority must outline its plans for long-term monitoring of and protection from toxins at once-contaminated properties that house school buildings, and communicate them to the public.
Parents at a Brooklyn elementary school are calling on the Department of Education to move faster to remove toxic PCBs from lighting fixtures in school buildings around the city.
A middle school teacher writes about one of her students: ‘The true danger of bullying is the way that it changes kids. After weeks of feeling defensive and guarded, Rocky began to hide her sweet softness. Enough of this transformation in children, and the environment of a school is changed.’
The conversation on WNYC’s “Leonard Lopate Show” was about PCBs and other environmental contamination problems in the city’s older schools. You can listen in here.
A 16-year-old student was stabbed by another student at Long Island City High School today, the Department of Education has confirmed. Four arrests were made.
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