Tag: Education Department (NYC)

$60 Million Awarded to N.Y. Student Engulfed in Flames in Chemistry Accident

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A former high school student was awarded nearly $60 million in damages on Monday after a Manhattan jury found the city’s Department of Education and his former teacher liable for an accident that left much of his body scarred […]

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Students of Color are More Likely to Be Arrested in School. That May Change.

Andrea Colon, an 18-year-old student activist from Far Rockaway, Queens, traveled a thousand miles to a presidential campaign stop for Mayor Bill de Blasio in Hiawatha, Iowa — not to hear his views on national issues, but to confront him about arrests in schools. “If we act like young people, if we get into a […]

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The ‘Fame’ High School Is Known for the Arts. Should Algebra Matter There?

A dilemma is looming over one of America’s best public arts schools: Does a graceful modern dancer or a brilliant painter deserve a seat if they have middling grades in algebra or English? The balance between arts and academics has become increasingly fragile at Manhattan’s LaGuardia High School. Long-simmering tensions boiled over on Friday, when […]

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