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The Brian Lehrer Show

Prep School Sex Abuse

Thursday, June 07, 2012

With the news from Penn State, New York Times Magazine contributor Amos Kamil reflects on how past episodes of sexual abuse were handled at elite prep school Horace Mann.

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Schoolbook

A 12-Year-Old Hangs Himself, and His Family Says He Was Bullied

Friday, June 01, 2012

Students and parents said on Thursday that Joel Morales was bullied in his East Harlem neighborhood and at school before he hanged himself on Tuesday in his apartment.

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Schoolbook

High School Teacher, Accused of Having Sex With Student, Surrenders to Police

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The latest episode of a teacher being accused of having sex with a student comes days after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg called on the state to pass legislation that would give the city greater power to fire teachers accused of sexual misconduct.

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Schoolbook

A Teacher's Aide, Accused of Sexual Abuse, Waits for Justice

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hany Abdalla, a teacher’s aide at Public School 84 on West 92nd Street, was arrested in April and accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old special education student. The Education Department suspended him without pay, but he has not been charged with any crime.

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Schoolbook

New York Gets Waiver for No Child Left Behind

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New York is one of 19 states to receive a federal waiver from complying with provisions of the No Child Left Behind law. State Education Commissioner John B. King says the waiver allows New York to disregard requirements that were "unproductive or unrealistic."

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WNYC News

With Spotlight on Orthodox Community, A Bill That Would Challenge Sex Offenders

Friday, May 18, 2012

The recent focus on the problem of childhood sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community may help spur a Queens legislator’s attempt to make it easier to prosecute or sue alleged sex offenders. But her bill is getting push back from religious leaders who worry it could open a floodgate of lawsuits that would bankrupt yeshivas and other institutions.

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Schoolbook

State Tests Begin Tuesday, but Some Students Will Sit Them Out

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Public school students throughout the city will be sitting down on Tuesday for a series of federally mandated tests that will be influential in everything from students' promotions to teachers' tenure. A small but determined group of parents who have had their children opt out from taking the tests have been applauded by commenters as "brave" and "pioneers."

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Schoolbook

In Defense of an Accused Teacher

Friday, April 13, 2012

A United Federation of Teachers chapter leader writes about his friend, Eric Chasanoff, one of 16 teachers who were recently profiled in newspaper stories about teachers who were cleared by arbitrators after being repeatedly charged with inappropriate behavior with students. He defends Mr. Chasanoff and writes: "Department of Education officials used the procedure they negotiated, and lost. For them to say, now, that it was unfair, smacks of sour grapes."

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Schoolbook

Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct Still Teaching

Friday, April 06, 2012

The New York Times has a disturbing report related to something that seems to be an epidemic so far this year: school staff members' sexual conduct with students. The report cites 16 cases in which teachers had inappropriate conduct with students, and in most cases are still teaching.

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Schoolbook

Another Teacher Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A physical education teacher at a Brooklyn high school was arrested on Tuesday after he grabbed the buttocks of a 16-year-old female student, the police said. He is at least the sixth school worker charged in two months with a sexual offense against a student.

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Schoolbook

Eight School Employees Cited for Sexual Allegations

Friday, March 16, 2012

The spate of arrests in recent weeks of school employees for sexual misconduct culminated on Thursday with eight more names being added to the roster of shame. Four of the eight were school aides and have already been fired. The other four are tenured teachers who are awaiting hearings but who have been removed from the classroom.

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Schoolbook

Chancellor Removes Eight Staffers After Misconduct Review

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott has fired or removed eight school employees after a recent review of employees with substantiated cases of misconduct on file.

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Schoolbook

Queens School Aide Arrested in Sexual Abuse Case

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A school aide in Queens was arrested Thursday on charges of sexually abusing a student younger than 11 years old, the police said, becoming the fifth city school worker charged in the last few weeks with sexual crimes against children.

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Schoolbook

City Announces New Policy After Three Separate Sexual Abuse Charges

Friday, February 17, 2012

After three school employees were charged with sexually molesting children in the last two weeks, the city's Education Department announced on Friday that it will tell principals if job applicants have records of misconduct.

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Schoolbook

An 'Historic' Agreement Over Assessing Teachers

Friday, February 17, 2012

A deal over teacher and principal evaluations was announced with much fanfare, but the question of the 33 schools in need of improvement lingers. And another school employee was charged with sexual abuse in what appears to be a growing public school scandal.

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Schoolbook

Queens Teacher Charged With Sex Crimes

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A computer teacher at P.S. 174 in Rego Park, Queens, who had a history of sexually abusing children was arrested on Thursday on charges of sexually abusing two boys at the school, the authorities said.

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Schoolbook

City to Examine Policies in Light of Sexual Abuse Accusations

Monday, February 13, 2012

Following the arrest last week of a teacher's aide at a prestigious Upper West Side elementary school on charges that he sexually abused a child, Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said the city is examining its policies to close any gaps that might have prevented the incident. Though the aide had previously been accused of inappropriate behavior toward a middle school student, it remains unclear whether Public School 87's principal was informed of his history.

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Schoolbook

At One Lower East Side School, Kids Get Out to Get Ahead

Monday, February 13, 2012

Educators at Public School 142 Amalia Castro on the Lower East Side are turning the world around the school into a living laboratory for its littlest students, with the goal of introducing them to simple concepts that will provide context for reading, math and other basics that the children lack when they get to school, Michael Winerip writes in his On Education column this Monday morning.

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Schoolbook

P.S. 87 Aide Arrested in Sexual Abuse Case

Friday, February 10, 2012

A teacher’s aide at P.S. 87 on the Upper West Side was arrested in connection with an allegation that he sexually abused a student at the school, the Education Department said Friday.

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The Takeaway

Penn State Struggles to Redefine Its Identity

Monday, November 14, 2011

In their first game without longtime football coach Joe Paterno the Penn State Nittany Lions fell to Big Ten rivals the Nebraska Cornhuskers. But for the students, the solemn game was about much more than football. The Penn State community is still grappling with how to reshape the university's identity in the wake of allegations that former football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted young boys.

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