A city teacher was charged with grand larceny Wednesday for allegedly using a coworker's credit card at a Bloomingdale's retail store, the NYPD said.
A Department of Education spokesman said Faith Ayala, 44, who was arrested at 11:40 a.m. in southeastern Bronx, will be reassigned to clerical work outside of city schools. She has been a DOE employee since 2003 with a $64,006-a-year salary....Read more »
Twenty-two of the state’s top 25 schools are in the five boroughs, as measured by new Common Core exams, the mayor said Monday.
That’s a huge change from 2001, when none of the city's institutions made it on the list.
“For a big city school system to compete with the wealthy suburbs, no one thought that would be possible,” the mayor said at the Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars...Read more »
The city Tuesday announced its first "engagement center" for chronically absent students.
The West Harlem-based center aims to reduce truancy by keeping track of students; attendance and progress, letting them pick a school-based mentor and assigning each one with a trained advocate. The center will be staffed with social workers and officials from the city Department of Education,...Read more »