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Kathleen Grimm

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NYC Schools Wrestle with 'Bad Math' on Trailer Count

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The city's Department of Education is vowing to remove hundreds of trailers from its public schools within the next five years. But critics are dubious, in part because the city doesn't even know how many students are using those trailers.

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Department of Ed Anxious About 'Avonte's Law' Door Alarms

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Department of Education said a bill requiring alarms on school doors would take away the discretion of principals, who might have valid reasons for opposing alarms. 

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School Bathrooms on City's Punch List

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Education officials outlined top priorities for the next five years and they boiled down to this: seats, seats and more seats to address overcrowding. After that, nicer bathrooms and new science labs.

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A Push for Relocation After Mold Found at Brooklyn School

Monday, April 02, 2012

After finding black mold in several classrooms at a Williamsburg middle school, education officials say the building is now safe. Some parents and students, however, aren't so sure, and will bring their concerns to a meeting Monday night.

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City Will Add Seats to Schools, but Still Fall Short of Demand

Monday, March 26, 2012

New York City's Education Department says it plans to add a total of 34,000 seats for students over a five-year period. But the number lags behind an estimated 50,000 seats needed to meet demand.

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With Controversial Leader Gone, Charter Makes Bid to Stay Alive

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The lawyer for Williamsburg Charter High School, a troubled Brooklyn school that the city’s Department of Education has flagged for closing, made a forceful case at a hearing on Tuesday for keeping the school open.

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Who's Who at Tweed: A Guide to the Chancellor's Cabinet

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Former school teachers and principals, political aides and the spokeswoman for two Congressional leaders are among the people in Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott's cabinet.

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Removing PCBs From Schools Now Complicated By Asbestos, Says Ed Dept

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The city's Department of Education said the hundreds of thousands of lighting fixtures it plans to replace in the city's schools because they contain PCBs are also contaminated with asbestos.

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