DOE staffers threatened Dominican teachers with deportation

DOE staffers threatened Dominican teachers with deportation

Bilingual educators brought from the Dominican Republic to work for the city Department of Education were ordered by a middle school teacher to shut up about the steep cost of the rooms they were forced to rent — or be exiled from the program, they told The Post. The Dominican recruits said Rosse Mary Savery, … Read more

NYC Council holds hearing on issues with school bus transportation

NYC Council holds hearing on issues with school bus transportation

NEW YORK (WABC) — Officials from New York City’s education department are facing questions about problems with school bus service. The NYC Council held a joint oversight hearing Monday on the Department of Education’s handling of transportation. Parents have raised complaints about the unresponsiveness of call centers when trying to track buses as well as … Read more

Embattled Upper West Side principal Claire Lowenstein leaving PS 333

Embattled Upper West Side principal Claire Lowenstein leaving PS 333

The controversial principal of an Upper West Side school is finally stepping down after years of complaints by parents, teachers and staff. Claire Lowenstein is voluntarily departing PS 333, said Craig DiFolco, a spokesman for the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators. He did not provide a departure date, but Lowenstein has not been at the … Read more

NYC pols demand answers over ousted early childhood staffers after Post report

NYC pols demand answers over ousted early childhood staffers after Post report

More than a third of the New York City Council is demanding that Schools Chancellor David Banks provide answers about the apparent ousting of hundreds of early childhood staffers following a Post report. A letter signed by at least 18 council members called on Banks and the Department of Education to clarify the status of … Read more

‘Creepy’ NYC teacher Gabriel Mitey fired after using different name at new school

‘Creepy’ NYC teacher Gabriel Mitey fired after using different name at new school

The city Department of Education has yanked a special-ed teacher from a Manhattan school after parents and students learned he had a history of inappropriate texting, flirting with teens, and posting a near-naked selfie — under a different name. Gabriel Mitey, 28, came “highly recommended” to the 6-12 Professional Performing Arts School in Midtown while … Read more

Growing Educrat bloat is an ill omen for reforms NYC kids desperately need

Growing Educrat bloat is an ill omen for reforms NYC kids desperately need

When David Banks was named schools chancellor last December, he presented a sterling vision for change and vowed to cut the fat at the Department of Education. Ten months in, he’s failed to fire a pack of de Blasio-era holdovers, and the DOE central bureaucracy is fatter than ever. For all Banks’ talk, The Post’s … Read more

NYC parents rip DOE over faulty new grading, attendance system

NYC parents rip DOE over faulty new grading, attendance system

Exasperated parents are ripping into the New York City public schools’ faulty new system that has been barring them from readily accessing their children’s grades or easily contacting teachers. The Department of Education has been rolling out its own free grades, attendance and messaging applications, to replace banned third-party software that was involved in a data … Read more

Migrant kids in NYC schools struggling amid lack of bilingual teachers

Migrant kids in NYC schools struggling amid lack of bilingual teachers

Migrant children who don’t speak any English are “scared” and struggling to cope after being placed at a New York City school where there’s a lack of bilingual teachers, The Post has learned. City Hall and the Department of Education have come under fire after The Post revealed some migrant kids are sitting in classrooms … Read more

NYC schools struggle to cope with influx of 5,500 migrant kids

NYC schools struggle to cope with influx of 5,500 migrant kids

A Manhattan public school with just one certified bilingual teacher is reeling under the weight of a sudden influx of migrant students who don’t speak any English, The Post has learned. “We’re overwhelmed,” one frustrated teacher at PS 33 Chelsea Prep said Tuesday. “We’ve all got migrant students in our classrooms. The teachers don’t speak … Read more

NYC ramps up safety strategy at ‘most challenged’ schools

NYC ramps up safety strategy at ‘most challenged’ schools

The city Department of Education is ramping up safety and support at more than 100 schools where students are most often involved in troubling incidents, suspended or missing class, Mayor Eric Adams and Chancellor David Banks announced Thursday. Project Pivot is investing $9 million in youth nonprofits focused on school safety, after-school and mental health support. … Read more