The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released its first report on Thursday, which contained new recommendations and requirements for schools that could speed up the processing of last week’s complaint against Barnard and Columbia.
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The federal complaint filed against Columbia last week is the latest in a series of sexual assault-related complaints against universities across the country.
Education leaders are opposing a planned reallocation of two classrooms in the building from the public school Frederick Douglass Academy II to the charter school Success Academy Harlem I, citing a higher demand for the public school.
Nineteen parents of students at Harlem Central and Success Academy Charter Schools filed a lawsuit against the city’s Department of Education last week, saying the reversal of co-location approval was unlawful and did not follow procedure.
In the speech, de Blasio said that while he is not against charter schools, he does not want the expansion of charter schools to push out other students.
The Department of Education announced on Feb. 27 the decision not to co-locate P.S. 149 with the Harlem Success Academy IV charter school.
Amid hopes that de Blasio's administration would reverse the Department of Education's co-location policy, parents are still divided over whether the addition of a new school in a building on 136th Street will mean convenience or crowding.
After failing to receive more than $4 billion promised by a 2007 education funding bill to provide essential resources to New York City public schools, community leaders are leading an effort to file a lawsuit against New York state.
Community education council members and families say the implementation of the city’s new online kindergarten application presents new technological and language barriers for families in Harlem.
At a sparsely attended meeting to examine performance struggles at Wadleigh school, parents and teachers identified a lack of communication as the main problem.
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