City gets green light to apply for federal school aid

BROOKLYN - The Department of Education (DOE) has reached an agreement with the United Federation of Teachers, allowing the city to apply for $65 million in federal aid.If the federal school improvement grants are approved, the money would be used to hire new teachers for 33 struggling schools that are at risk of being shut down.The aid request had been held up by negotiations between the DOE and the union over controversial teacher evaluations.The new evaluation system will have four categories, and it will replace the current system, which only has two.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask 1 Word on the Street: GPS devices
At least six people have been arrested and 2 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
3 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 4 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26
News 12 Long Island has won the regional 5 News 12 Long Island wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.