More than 22,000 medical and religious exemptions were granted to students for the 2013-14 school year, up 27 percent from 2010-11, according to the state Health Department. Public and private enrollment over the same period remained largely flat.
In 2006, the New York State Department of Education reinstated the license of a Long Island-based psychiatrist despite the strong opposition of a state health official. Now that psychiatrist, Marshall Hubsher, is facing criminal charges including the third-degree rape of a patient and conspiracy to sell prescription drugs.
The city routinely sanctions poor New Yorkers receiving cash assistance, but those penalties are often reversed when recipients appeal.
‘Close to Home’ effort brings hundreds of detained young people into city schools system, but thousands more remain far from graduation
Three Human Resources Administration officials lose jobs after judge finds they manipulated case records to meet performance targets
Newly released study finds Hispanic kids sign up for early childhood education at rates lower than peers
Department of Education seeks proposals from sports-marketing firms to bring in revenue from advertisers
Meet Dr. Ziva Cooper, a scholar on the front lines of research on the biochemical effects of cannabis
Lawsuit challenges mandate for manufacturers to clean up ozone-depleting gas from junked refrigerators and air conditioners