Tuesday, May 07, 2013
An old florescent light fixture broke, and the smoke not only forced the evacuation of the building but also re-ignited the fight over how to replace toxic fixtures in the schools as quickly as possible.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
New York will be accelerating work on infrastructure projects, including PCB clean-up in city schools. These are projects that are “ready to go, need to happen, and will be finished in the fixed timetable,” the mayor said.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A Brooklyn public school that had leaking light fixtures will be moved to the top of the list of schools with PCB problems, and the city will replace its lighting very soon, city officials said last week. But some health and environmental experts say the timeline for light fixture removal from schools should be expedited citywide.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The United Federation of Teachers began a series of workshops for parents on Saturday morning, to help provide them with skills and motivation "to advocate on behalf of their children and schools, and demand education policy changes," Gotham Schools reports.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Two students at a gifted and talented middle school in Brooklyn dazzled the French with their award-winning works that link the Statue of Liberty to an environmental theme. One, Hale Sheffield, a seventh grader, won a grand prize of round-trip tickets for two to Paris.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The City Council on Monday approved a new law that requires the Department of Education to give parents and school staff regular updates on the status of PCB light fixtures and the city's actions to replace them.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Help is on the way to Queens Metropolitan High School, where a scheduling problem has inconvenienced students. The problem was discussed at a quiet meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Also: a list of upcoming school events, including a Community Networking Fair at Francis Lewis High School in Queens.