Lying For Lynne

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

Brenna Stewart, a 46-year-old gym teacher at the Bronx Leadership Academy II, has landed in hot water after an investigation by the office of the Special Commissioner for Investigation (SCI) of the City’s schools found that she had lied numerous times to take off from work, once even lying so that she could attend the [&hellip
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Education Rally To Highlight Muslim Concerns

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

Tomorrow afternoon in the South Bronx, an amalgamation of community groups collectively known as the Bronx Coalition for Muslim School Holidays will hold a forum to discuss proposals to create public school holidays for two Muslim holy days: Eid-Ul-Fitr and Eid-Ul-Adha. "Children can be excused from school with a note to celebrate their holiday; we [&hellip
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Queens Teach Has Some Sex Ed Up His, Er, Sleave

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

Queens elementary schoolteacher by day, Playgirl centerfold by night. Julian Fantechi, a full-time occupational therapist at Public School 99 in Kew Gardens, appeared on the shag mag’s August 2006 cover and has appeared nude more than a dozen times inside. A complaint about the 5-foot-10, NYU master’s-holding, 37-year-old’s extracurricular activities led school investigators to look [&hellip
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Weiner: Fix The Gifted Gap

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

The care and feeding of the City’s most talented public school students has become a hot issue in recent weeks. Today, Brooklyn/Queens Rep. Anthony Weiner, the front-runner in 2009′s mayoral race, called on the Department of Education to do more for those gifted students following news that the number of semi-finalists in the prestigious Intel [&hellip
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