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

Who Gets to Decide Which Books Are Legitimate?

Who Gets to Decide Which Books Are Legitimate?

In an open letter that began circulating last week, more than 700 “members of the writing, publishing, and broader literary community” are urging Penguin Random House to cancel the publication of a forthcoming title by Amy Coney Barrett. Citing the conservative Supreme Court justice’s vote with the majority in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, … 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

Va. history repeating in NY, … and other commentary

Va. history repeating in NY, … and other commentary

Conservative: Va. History Repeating in NY? Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe likely lost the 2021 election with his debate declaration, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” Now, argues the Washington Examiner’s Hugo Gurdon, Gov. “Hochul may have just gifted deep blue New York to her challenger” with her debate flub, … 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

Diwali will be a public school holiday in New York City starting in 2023

Diwali will be a public school holiday in New York City starting in 2023

CNN  —  Diwali, the Hindu celebration known as the “Festival of Lights,” will be a public school holiday in New York City starting next year. Mayor Eric Adams announced plans to include the holiday in the public school schedule at a press conference on Thursday morning, alongside state assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar and Department of Education … 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

Teen accused in murder of NYC paraprofessional allegedly confessed to shooting

Teen accused in murder of NYC paraprofessional allegedly confessed to shooting

The teenager charged in the broad-daylight murder of a Brooklyn school worker this week allegedly admitted to firing three shots at the victim, prosecutors said at his arraignment Thursday. Javier Oates, 19, was ordered held without bail on murder charges in the Tuesday shooting death of 19-year-old paraprofessional Ethan Holder outside of PS 203 in … 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

Demand skyrockets for kids books addressing violence, trauma

Demand skyrockets for kids books addressing violence, trauma

CHICAGO — As the new school year swings into gear, some students carry heavier worries than keeping up with homework: Demand has been growing steadily for children’s books that address traumatic events such as school shootings. Sales of books for young readers on violence, grief, and emotions have increased for nine straight years, with nearly … Read more