Education

Probe into NYC yeshivas’ teaching practices ongoing

The city examination into accusations that ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools destroy to yield simple physical lessons will not be finished by the finish of this summer, a school central pronounced Sunday. The city’s Education Department will issue an “interim report” before Sept. 22. But the investigation, which has been going on for close to two-years, is ongoing, and there’s no finish …

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S.I. principal earns Hometown Heroes in Education nomination

A Staten Island principal is so dedicated to his students with disabilities he helped get one of them a prosthetic leg. South Richmond High School Principal James McKeon encounters some of the city’s neediest students at his school for kids with serious disabilities. He goes the additional mile to urge their lives. For his well-developed service to students with disabilities, …

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De Blasio’s Renewable Schools program called too pricey

Mayor de Blasio’s controversial Renewal Schools program for uneasy open schools is operative — but it costs some-more than Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s old process of attack them with an “F,” a new report says. The study to be published by the regressive Manhattan Institute in Jul found increases in 2016 state test scores at roughly 5 dozen facile and center …

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De Blasio dodges questions about principal cavity at NY school

Mayor de Blasio ducked questions about a Brooklyn open school debate on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show Friday. Some relatives at Brooklyn Heights’ Public School 8 wish the Assistant Principal Patricia Peterson to step in for former principal Seth Phillips, who left in Jun — and contend schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is restraint the appointment. De Blasio got an earful about …

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Queens teacher helps students meditate, gleam in neurosciences

A Queens teacher wants his high school to be the neuroscience collateral of the universe — by focusing on meditation, recognition and biofeedback. Scott Silverman, partner principal at John Adams High School in Ozone Park, has combined a high-tech curriculum at the once-struggling school. And his efforts seem to be profitable off. Since Silverman began his efforts 6 years ago, …

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Queens principal helps students meditate, gleam in neurosciences

A Queens teacher wants his high school to be the neuroscience collateral of the universe — by focusing on meditation, recognition and biofeedback. Scott Silverman, partner principal at John Adams High School in Ozone Park, has combined a high-tech curriculum at the once-struggling school. And his efforts seem to be profitable off. Since Silverman began his efforts 6 years ago, …

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Letitia James calls out DOE for special needs document system

The city’s gloomy document complement shortchanges thousands of open school students with disabilities out of indispensable services, a new report charges. The report, published Wednesday by Public Advocate Letitia James, claims that hundreds of vouchers supposing by the city for vicious services — such as debate therapy, occupational therapy and conversing — are going new since families can’t find providers. …

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Columbia University says new campus will boost internal economy

The mercantile impact of Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus has meant a big boost for internal and minority-owned construction companies, according to information suggested Tuesday. The university is opening its first building on the new campus on Harlem’s west side — and Columbia’s boss Lee Bollinger pronounced the ongoing construction will outcome in roughly $6.3 billion in internal investment. “Columbia …

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Tech teacher offers every tyro coding classes in Queens school

A rarely encouraged record teacher is bringing the future to a Bayside facile school, one mechanism scholarship category at a time. Queens Public School 31’s JoAnn Westhall is teaching students how to code — and she’s holding special stairs to embody girls, who are underrepresented in mechanism scholarship fields. For her efforts to make certain nobody is left out of …

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City plans to place 400 unassigned teachers in permanent roles

The city will place up to 400 unassigned teachers into vacancies at open schools either principals wish them or not, Education Department officials pronounced Monday. The new policy starts in Oct and differs from the common process of staffing city schools, where principals name teachers from an open market. The city hopes to cringe a dear pool of sailing educators …

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