The SchoolBook team is in the field, sending dispatches from schools in all five boroughs, as the 2012-13 school year gets underway.
One in five people stopped and frisked last year by the New York Police Department was a teenager between the ages of 14 and 18, according to a WNYC analysis of recently released police data. An overwhelming number of them were black or Latino boys.
A school aide in Queens was arrested Thursday on charges of sexually abusing a student younger than 11 years old, the police said, becoming the fifth city school worker charged in the last few weeks with sexual crimes against children.
At Edward R. Murrow High School, there were fewer absences on Tuesday than there were on Monday, despite the lure of the parade across the river in Lower Manhattan in celebration of the Giants' Super Bowl victory.