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City Opposes More Environmental Oversight Rules for Schools

Thursday, April 24, 2014

An effort to increase oversight of environmental risks inside school buildings is meeting resistance from city officials who balk at the additional regulation and costs.

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Bullying and Harassment Policies Fall Short, Panel Is Told

Thursday, October 13, 2011

At Wednesday night's Panel for Education Policy meeting in the Bronx, several public health groups praised the city's changes to its sexual harassment and bullying policies, but they quickly added a caveat. The alterations do not go far enough, they said.

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Crowding Persists, New Education Dept. Data Show

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

UPDATED | New York City public schools were, over all, slightly more crowded last year than the year before. But those overall figures are not really meaningful to the thousands of students who attend schools that are way over capacity. Here is a breakdown of the data by district; borough and school type, and the 100 schools that have the highest rates of utilization.

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At P.S. 51, Students Remain Wary in a New Home

Thursday, September 08, 2011

P.S. 51, known as the Bronx New School, has moved into its new home. The school was forced to leave its building on Jerome Avenue in the Norwood section of the Bronx after trichloroethylene, or TCE, a metal cleaner and possible carcinogen, was discovered there.

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City Council Promises More Transparency on PCBs in Schools

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Before protesters could make their way home from City Hall this morning, the City Council announced it will hold hearings on a bill to demand that the Department of Education notify parents of any PCB contamination found during inspection of public schools.

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On Eve of Back-to-School, Unhappy Parents and Protests

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Dissatisfaction over Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's handling of the city's schools; protests over lost pre-kindergarten seats, school contamination and budget cuts; and, oh yes, SchoolBook are all in the news today -- the last day before the public schools open to students in New York City.

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