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Williamsburg »

De Blasio Continues Push to Make Mayoral School Control Permanent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for a renewal of mayoral educational control for three years.

Bed-Stuy »

Faculty, Students to Protest Decision to Shutter Bed-Stuy Charter School

The Department of Education will close the Ethical Community Charter School due to poor test scores.

TriBeCa »

Diversity Remains a Problem at City's Elite High Schools, New Data Shows

Just 5 percent of offers to elite high schools went to black students and 7 percent to Latinos.

Park Slope »

Teachers at Top Brooklyn Schools Ask Parents to Help Save Their Jobs

Teachers say Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed evaluation system could cost some educators their jobs.

Hunts Point »

Kids Who Disobey Authority Still Face Suspension Under New Discipline Code

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña unveiled discipline reforms, but some advocates wanted bigger changes.

Port Morris »

City Creates Single Application for All Universal Pre-K Seats

Families will be able to fill out a single unified application for pre-K seats starting March 16.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Principal Blends the Arts and Common Core With a Dose of Mindful Breathing

Victoria Armas created City Knoll using her experience as an art teacher.

Midtown »

4 Reasons Parents Are Happy That School Superintendents Are Back in Power

Families believe newly empowered superintendents will be more responsive to complaints about schools.

Downtown Brooklyn »

40 New and Expanding Dual Language Programs Coming to NYC Schools

The languages range from Hebrew to Haitian Creole and will start in September 2015.

Civic Center »

4 Pressing Issues That Will Shape Schools Chancellor Farina's Second Year

From diversity to discipline, DNAinfo rounded up major issues the schools chancellor faces in 2015.

Civic Center »

City to Lift Cellphone Ban in Public Schools

Students will be allowed to bring cellphones to school, the city announced Wednesday.

Lower East Side »

DOE to Host Public Hearing on Success Academy's LES Location

Community members will be able to express their thoughts on a new charter school in the Lower East Side.

East Village »

DOE Announces City's First 45 'Community Schools'

45 schools across the city will become "community schools" early next year, the city announced.

Civic Center »

Latino Leaders Blast de Blasio About Disrespect in City Government

A group says de Blasio has not appointed enough Latinos despite broad support from the community.

Lower East Side »

Success Academy LES Relocation Needs a Public Hearing, Officials Say

State and local officials sent letters to Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña this week.