Tag Archives: Department of Education

Lower Income Schools Serve Less Healthy Lunches

In one attempt to improve students’ lunch options, the New York City Department of Education began offering schools all-you-can-eat salad bars. PS 151 in Bushwick ordered its salad bar last year, but did not receive it until last month. And even though the salad bar is now at the school, John Espineli, the school’s SchoolFood […]

With Seven Cases of Sexual Abuse in City Schools So Far This Year, One Brooklyn Mom is on Alert

Sitting on bench near the entrance to P.S. 262 in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon, Maddy Cruz patiently awaits for her daughters to come out of the doors.  “I always tell my kids, ‘Don’t talk to any adult.’  I don’t care who it it is,” she says, shaking her head. Cruz’s warnings to her children could […]

Seven Schools in Brooklyn May Close

The Department of Education released the first half of a list of schools that are scheduled to close due to poor performance, NY1 reported Thursday. Brooklyn leads the closures with seven schools, followed by two schools each in Manhattan and the Bronx, and one in Staten Island. The second half of the list should be […]

Competition for Cobble Hill Charter School Site

SchoolBook reports that while the Department of Education moves to bring a charter school to Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, State Assemblywoman Joan Millman and former Deputy Chancellor for the DOE, Carmen Farina, are backing a new proposal of an early learning center serving students in prekindergarten and kindergarten that would compete with the charter school for […]