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Teens Get Schooled on Sexual Consent

At one high school campus, leaders of sexual health workshops unpacked what it meant to have personal agency when saying yes to sex, and how to handle no.

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NYC Schools Roll Out the New Cell Phone Rules

New York City's ban on cell phones in public schools is over. Now, individual schools get to choose a policy that works for them. 

Teens Get Schooled on Sexual Consent

At one high school campus, leaders of sexual health workshops unpacked what it meant to have personal agency when saying yes to sex, and how to handle no.

In Dig at De Blasio, Cuomo Defends His Plan for Failing Schools

Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered a vigorous defense of his plan to turnaround failing schools, one day after Mayor Bill de Blasio went to Albany and argued for an alternative.

CUNY Program Raises Graduation Rates with Intensive Support

A program aimed at boosting graduation rates among community college students has bucked the trend and managed to retain students, according to an independent research study.

Controversial Schools Tech Contract Wins Approval

A contract to expand internet access in New York City schools as well as proposals for sharing school space moved forward despite concerns. Oh, and the cell phone ban was lifted.

Feds Find Discrimination Against Female Athletes in NYC Schools

New York City denies violating federal law, but agrees to changes to expand high school sports options for girls. 

Taylor Swift Donates to NYC Schools

Pop star Taylor Swift is making good on her pledge to give the city schools proceeds from her hit single "Welcome to New York."

Principals Say Teacher Evaluation Plan Undercuts Their Authority

New York City principals challenged Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his plan to rely more on outside evaluators when reviewing teacher performance.

De Blasio Adjusts Pre-K Rules to Attract Religious Schools

Schools that were reluctant to join the city's expansion of pre-k because of instructional guidelines won some leeway, including the right to take prayer breaks during the school day.

Proposed School Discipline Code Scales Back Suspensions

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to reduce student suspensions by making it harder for principals to suspend students for lesser infractions, like being defiant or disrespectful.

Report: Discipline at Many Charter Schools Violates Students' Rights

Too many city charter schools have discipline policies that can expel or suspend a student for minor infractions, in violation of state and federal laws, according to a new report.

Wanted: A Few Good Parent Candidates

New York City parents interested in seeking an elected office now have their chance. Candidates can submit applications for the 36 local councils.

OPINION: It Really is All About the Children

An advocate presses New York lawmakers to pay attention to the return on investments when it comes to supporting children as they negotiate next year's budget.

Mayor's Budget Boosts Support for Reading Intervention

Mayor Bill de Blasio's nearly $78 million city budget holds steady on education, but proposes more money to help young students with reading problems.

NBC: Dual Language Schools Offer Elementary Options

New York City's Feb. 18 deadline for kindergarten applications is approaching fast. NBC reports on some expanded options for families.

NYC Consolidates Pre-K Application Process

The Department of Education will manage admissions to both public school and community-based pre-kindergarten, moving closer to the city's vision of creating a unified system.

Inside the Bilingual Classroom

New York City is expanding dual language programs to attract more and different kinds of families to schools. Most are in Spanish but there are plenty of other languages too.    

NYC Chancellor Challenges Cuomo's Education Proposals

For the record, Chancellor Carmen Farina is no fan of giving more weight to test scores when it comes to teachers' evaluations and she isn't shy about saying so.  

Telemundo Shares WNYC's Kindergarten Admissions Info

WNYC's Sarah Gonzalez returns to Telemundo 47 to share the latest information about New York City's dual-language options for kindergarten with Spanish-speaking families.

1/4 of NYC Students Absent During Sleet-Storm

Decision made Sunday to keep schools open Monday.