Education

Ed Dept. bars S.I. advisor destitute for slapping epileptic child

The executive of a Staten Island summer program accused attack an epileptic child and covering the child’s face with his hands has been barred from operative in city schools, the Education Department pronounced Saturday. Robert Busan was cuffed at Public School 861 in Graniteville 2:15 p.m. Friday after police pronounced he put his hands over the 10-year-old’s mouth and nose. …

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Mom’s ‘Operation Backpack’ gets reserve to homeless NYC students

For Rachel Weinstein, donating 140,000 backpacks to homeless students over the past 15 years was simple maternal instinct. “As a mom who was just selling for her own child, this was unacceptable,” she said, recalling the roots of Operation Backpack. Relying only on the munificence of big-hearted New Yorkers, this will be Operation Backpack’s second year donating a bag to …

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S.I. girl and her mom sue Education Department over pig attack

This piggy is accused of going sow wild. A Staten Island tyro says she was pounded by a pig during a school margin outing to a Vermont plantation — and her family is suing the city. Nia Braithwaite, a tyro at Public School 57 in Grymes Hill, and her mom filed the lawsuit Friday against the city Education Department over …

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NYCLU calls for finish to examine of principal’s ‘Communist activity’

The New York Civil Liberties Union wants the city Education Department to stop questioning a Brooklyn principal accused of communist organizing on campus. Park Slope Collegiate School Principal Jill Bloomberg is now under examination for “Communist activities holding place at the school,” according to a lawsuit Bloomberg filed against the city over the examine in April. Bloomberg insists the charge …

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NYC teacher destitute for allegedly slamming tyro into radiator

A Brooklyn special preparation teacher is accused of outstanding one of her student’s faces into a radiator. A 9-year-old girl, who attends PS K369 on Hancock St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant says teacher Sharon Roberts, assaulted her between Jul 7 and Monday, cops said. The tyro reported the purported attack on Tuesday, police said. Roberts, 40, is accused of screeching, “Who the …

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Staten Island, Queens schools make ‘persistently dangerous’ list

Two city schools done the state’s “persistently dangerous” list in 2017, down from 4 schools last year. Staten Island Intermediate School 49 and Queens Public School 183 both done the many new disrepute hurl for aroused schools, the state’s Education Department’s website announced Tuesday. But having just two schools on the list represents a high dump from the 27 schools …

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This East Village rope is done up wholly of comparison citizens

Learning an instrument is not just for your 10-year-old.  The Third Street Music School in the East Village hosts a music program for comparison citizens. The organisation consists of people who’ve been personification their whole lives, as good as those who played a note given high school.  “What people don’t comprehend about the East Village area is that it’s a …

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Bronx teacher gives students ambience of farming life with school farm

J.M. Rapport High School teacher Michael Masefield wanted to give his Bronx students entrance to fresh food and a mangle from city life. So he built a plantation with vegetables and a duck shelter on school grounds, and taught his students how to grow crops and lift animals. For giving kids from some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods a fresh …

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NYC principal ditches admissions screening to boost diversity

The high school she operates has a 98% college enrollment rate, a well-rounded curriculum focusing on scholarship and art, and surprising courses with names such as Love and Rage. It sounds like one of the city’s chosen private high schools. But Manhattan’s Harvest Collegiate High School, founded by maudlin teacher Kate Burch 5 years ago, is a open high school …

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Principal’s appointment at Brooklyn PS8 gives relatives their wish

Public School 8 has a new principal, finale a debate at the Brooklyn Heights school that stirred angry relatives to theatre protests and even left Mayor de Blasio stumped on-air at WNYC. The PS 8 relatives wanted Assistant Principal Trish Peterson to step in for former principal Seth Phillips, who left the post in June. Peterson is a former tyro …

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