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Gun Found in Child’s Backpack at Queens Elementary School


The police released few details, aside from saying the school was Wave Preparatory Elementary in Far Rockaway and the weapon was a .22-caliber handgun.


New York City Schools Reopen After Hurricane Sandy

The effort to reopen schools shut by Hurricane Sandy presented officials with a tangled puzzle and New York City’s 1.1 million students with a drastically altered landscape... Cots lined the hallways, and toilets were limited or clogged, so some evacuees went to the bathroom on the floor. Volunteers, gagging at air made more fetid by unwashed bodies, took to wearing masks. “We gave them wipes,” a volunteer said, “but there’s only so much you can do with wipes.”


Asians’ Success in High School Admissions Tests Seen as Issue by Some


As Asian students succeed in the admissions test for New York City’s elite public high schools, they point to family motivation, but others say the test discriminates against some students.

Senh: So you're gonna punish someone for busting their behinds to improve their future... Yeah, that'll improve our education system.


Court scraps zoning law for X-rated clubs, shops

Adult Entertainment

A New York City zoning law designed to keep adult entertainment businesses away from schools, churches and residential neighborhoods was deemed unconstitutional by a New York state judge on Thursday.


Bullying of teachers more damaging in online era

The bullying that bus monitor Karen Klein endured on a ride home from an upstate New York school was painful and egregious, but also shows how student harassment of teachers and administrators has become more spiteful and damaging in the online era.


New York City Lays Off 672 School Employees

Off the 777 school aides, parent coordinators, family workers and others who received pink slips two weeks ago, about 100 were spared.


NYC to mandate sex education in public schools

Mandatory sex-education classes are returning to New York City public schools for the first time in nearly two decades.


3 Queens Schools Closed After Flu Strikes Principal

An assistant principal was in critical condition with New York’s most serious case of the swine flu virus so far.


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