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Students of Color Say Unequal Treatment Common in Park Slope

Friday, October 10, 2014

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At a packed town hall meeting on Friday night, teens and residents of Park Slope, Brooklyn, discussed the unequal treatment of non-white students by police.

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Schoolbook

Mayor de Blasio Issues Stern Warning After Special Ed Teen Disappears from School

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NYC officials are investigating what went wrong at the special ed school where a teenager managed to leave undetected almost a year after the tragic disappearance of Avonte Oquendo.
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On Turning Around a Troubled School: 'Make Kids Feel Special'

Monday, August 25, 2014

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Shawn Rux took over as principal of M.S. 53 in Far Rockaway in 2011 after it was rated one of the most dangerous schools in the city. Now, he's still working to turn it around.
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Investigators Exonerate School in Fatal Stabbing Case

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Faculty at the Bronx middle school where one student fatally stabbed another did not know about any bullying problems involving the two students, according to a report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation.

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Fatal Stabbing Highlights Persistent Problems at Bronx Middle School

Monday, July 14, 2014

But the problems at Intermediate School 117, where a student allegedly killed a classmate in June, aren't that different from those of any other struggling school in a tough neighborhood.

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Push for School Door Alarms Hits Wall

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The disappearance and death of the autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo has led to a proposal to install door alarms in schools, but at what cost?

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Transportation Nation

2/3 of City Streets are Near Schools, Subject to Lower Speed Limits

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WNYC

A new WNYC Data News map of public and private schools shows that two thirds of streets are within a quarter of a mile of schools, with that number climbing to nearly nine of every 10 streets in Manhattan, 82 percent of streets in Brooklyn, and 74 percent in the Bronx.

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Walcott Refines Safety Procedures After Child's Disappearance

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced several changes to safety protocols, in the Department of Education's most explicit acknowledgment that changes are needed following the disappearance of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo last month from his Long Island City school.

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Advocates Call for New Approach to School Safety

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

After years of disagreements with City Hall over the NYPD's handling of schools safety, a coalition of children's advocates and the New York Civil Liberties Union called for the next mayor to scrap the current system and give educators a greater role over school discipline.

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City to Install Cameras at High-Speed School Zones

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Transportation Nation reported on Tuesday that city officials have the green light they needed from Albany to install speed cameras at 100 schools where speeding cars are a regular occurrence.

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Harlem is a Hot Spot for Traffic Deaths Involving Children

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The fatal accident last week that killed Amar Diarassoubba was just half block from his school. P.S. 155 sits at the center of a hot spot for kids in traffic accidents, according to two different studies. Hear the latest story from the neighborhood.

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School Safety Agents Claim Pay Discrimination

Monday, March 04, 2013

School safety agents filed a class action lawsuit, claiming they're paid less to perform the same duties as the special officers who work at hospitals and homeless shelters.

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A Deadly Mix: Students, Trucks and a Missing Crossing Guard

Sunday, March 03, 2013

The day after a six-year-old student was killed on his way to P.S. 206 in Harlem, parents complained about the heavy volume of trucks, especially since 2009, when the East River Plaza mall opened a block away.

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Report: Child Well Being Depends on Where You Live

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A new report on New York City children's progress highlighted the differences in neighborhoods across the city. In Bayside, nearly 80 percent of kids met reading standards in 2011, almost double the citywide average. In Mott Haven, East Tremont and Morris Heights that number plummets; roughly a quarter of kids in those neighborhoods read at grade level.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Armed Guard in Every School?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Greg Floyd, president of Teamsters Local 237 which represents NYC public school security agents, gives his reaction to the NRA's proposal to put an armed guard in every school.

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Opinion: School Security - Not Gun Control - is what we Should Learn from Sandy Hook

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Our most important reaction should be rationally taking steps that will stop these kinds of attacks in the short term, and better security in our schools should be the first step.

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A Moment of Silence and Safety Reviews in City Schools Post-Newtown

Monday, December 17, 2012

New York City schools are paying tribute to the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in different ways. Some principals called for a moment of silence. At other schools, students wore green and white -- Sandy Hook's school colors.

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Talking to Children About the CT Shooting

Friday, December 14, 2012

Two experts weigh in on how to discuss Friday's mass school shooting with children. The primary concern, they said, is to emphasize to young people that they are safe.

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Group Faults Police as Overly Aggressive in Schools

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The police made 882 arrests in New York City public schools last year, according to an analysis of police data by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

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Police Release Report on School Arrests

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The city made 327 arrests at the city's schools this winter, and handed out 555 summons, according to new data released by the New York Police Department. It was a slight uptick from the 279 students arrested during the 55 school days between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.

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