UPDATED | The scores posted by about 440,000 students in third through eighth grade in New York City, who took state proficiency tests in April, showed that 60 percent passed the statewide math tests, compared with 57 percent last year. But fewer city students showed proficiency on the English exams, though the results improved from last year: 47 percent of students achieved proficiency compared with 44 percent in 2011, according to the state Education Department.
Officials have identified 71 students who they said were involved in cheating during the administering of Regents exams at Stuyvesant High School last month, schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott disclosed on Monday during a radio interview. In all of those cases, the exam results will be invalidated and the students involved will have to retake the tests.
UPDATED | An arbitrator on Friday halted a central element of the Bloomberg administration’s plans for closing and reopening 24 schools, saying its method for overhauling the staff at those institutions violated labor contracts.
New York Times police bureau chief Al Baker talks about the ongoing investigation off Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach in Long Island where police have discovered the remains of ten people. Crystal DeBoise, director of social services at the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, joins the conversation and talks about how sex workers are often the victims of serial killers and how their place in society makes them vulnerable to violence.
For the second time in three years, New York will break its record for lowest homicide rate in a twelve-month period. Al Baker, New York Times police bureau chief, and Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, talk about the city's ...
New York is on track for the fewest murders on record. New York Times police bureau chief Al Baker and Eugene O'Donnell, professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, explain why the number of homicides has gone down despite a bad economy. Plus, protests in Iran; contract negotiations with ...
New York Times' Police Bureau Chief Al Baker joins The Takeaway with an update on the unfolding terrorism story in New York City. Four men were arrested Wednesday night in what the authorities said was a plot to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y. Three of the men are American citizens. Officials say that local citizens were not at risk because the group was infiltrated by law enforcement early on, long before the plot could come to fruition.
Al Baker, New York Times Police Headquarters Bureau Chief, and Larry McShane of the NY Daily News give us an update on the investigation surrounding the explosion at the Times Square military recruiting office early Thursday morning.
An off-duty officer shot a 25-year-old man after a road rage incident last weekend. We look at the details of the case and the clash of cultures behind the shooting with Al Baker, police bureau chief for the New York Times.
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