Teenagers at a recent forum said social media outlets should do more to police explicit content involving minors while friends need to shift the shaming from the person in the photo to the person who violated her or his privacy by posting the images online.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg congratulated a group of the city’s top basketball high school students Monday for winning the coveted Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games.
“For this year, for this team, second place would not be acceptable,” said Eliot Weiss, a calculus teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School. “We feel like we’re number one.”
Families applying to Kindergarten will hear this week where their little ones are attending. Notices were put in the mail today.
As a class-action suit makes its way through the courts, SchoolBook gets an insider's view on the job of a school safety agent.
The lawyer for one of the three high school students facing harassment charges urged the media to give the teens and their families some privacy as the case makes its way through the system. “I appreciate the right of the public to know, but we’re really talking about minors,” he said. “It’ll be hard to ever restore these kids’ reputations.”
As the hazing scandal at Bronx Science continues to rattle the school, students told SchoolBook that they don't consider bullying a problem but they had heard of incidents among athletes. The school's athletic director and two track coaches were suspended Tuesday.
The notification process for public and private school acceptances were supposed to be in synch this year but because of Sandy the public school notices are coming two weeks late, on March 15. This has left some families forced to pay private school deposits now while they wait. “We tell them that they have to read their contract carefully before they sign on the dotted line,” a parent advisor said. “Be prepared to lose your deposit.”
A public hearing took the form of theater last week as school communities argued for their competing expansion plans even though the education official in attendance said the decision was made already.
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.
In addition to new high schools focused on science, technology, math and engineering (STEM), the city said it is launching a pilot program to offer more STEM classes to students, and train teachers, in 20 middle and high schools across the city.