Schools

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Andrew Weber
September 17, 2019 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A Westchester County school district is planning to install special detectors that can spot e-cigarette smoke. Officials in White Plains say detectors will be installed in undisclosed locations around schools in the district. The detectors identify chemicals in the vapor...
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Leadership Prep Bed-Stuy Academy
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Andrew Weber
August 28, 2019 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — An 11-year-old boy slashed a 13-year-old in the face outside a Bed-Stuy charter school Wednesday morning, according to police and the FDNY. The attack took place outside Leadership Prep Bed-Stuy Academy on Macon Street between Marcy Avenue and Tompkins Avenue at around 7:40 a...
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Columbus Circle
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March 15, 2019 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Young people around the world are skipping school today in an attempt to focus attention on climate concerns. The Youth Climate Strike website speaks of support for the “Green New Deal,” an end to fossil fuel infrastructure projects and a national emergency declaration on...
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January 24, 2019 - 5:13 pm
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) -- School officials are denying a report that four 12-year-old girls were strip-searched for suspected drug use at an upstate New York middle school. Community members packed a Binghamton school board meeting this week to demand answers after reports circulated on social media...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2019 - 2:47 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants school buses in New York state to be equipped with cameras to record drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. The Democrat also wants students to be required to wear seatbelts while on school buses. The proposals are included in the 2019-2020...
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December 18, 2018 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - An after-school basketball coach has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for sexually abusing two 8-year-old girls at an Upper West Side school. Prosecutors said Tuesday that Channing Parker also was sentenced to 15 years of post-release supervision. Parker, 23, of the Bronx,...
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Roger Stern
December 07, 2018 - 6:19 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are looking for two men who tried to lure young girls into a van near a New Jersey elementary school on Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said. In the last case, the men were driving around in a dark minivan with tinted windows and tried to lure the pre-teen girls as...
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
December 02, 2018 - 5:41 pm
A report out Sunday details the troubling number of public schools in Brooklyn that are in need of quality gym space.
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November 28, 2018 - 1:51 pm
YAPHANK, N.Y. -- A six-year-old girl was hospitalized on Long Island Tuesday after three boys on her school bus pulled on her scarf from behind and began choking her, News 12 Long Island reports. The youths were on the Longwood Central School District bus heading home from Charles E. Walters...
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Dreamstime
June 28, 2018 - 1:36 pm
The city's restaurants get letter grades -- so why not school cafeterias? That's the idea behind a new bill being considered in the city council. It comes in response to recent health department data showing that nearly half of school cafeterias had at least one serious health code violation last...
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