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Chancellor Shakes Up School Leadership, Replacing 15 Superintendents

DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña replaced 15 out of 42 school superintendents, officials announced.

Financial District »

Assembly Speaker Offers Own Offices to Fix Overcrowded Classrooms

Speaker Silver is offering space in his office building to create more classrooms at DOE headquarters.

Upper West Side »

Lunch Scraps to Be Composted in Every Manhattan and Staten Island School

The composting program is being expanded to include 720 city public schools.

Civic Center »

Parents Outraged by Overcrowded Classrooms in DOE Headquarters

The Peck Slip School, located in Tweed Courthouse, is cramming up to 50 students into classrooms.

Sunset Park »

Goodbye, School Letter Grades. Hello, 'Qualitative' Reviews

A "quality snapshot" focused on school performance will replace letter grades, Carmen Fariña said.

Fort George »

Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School

The Dos Puentes school was recently accepted into the International Spanish Academies Program.

Lower East Side »

Schools Chancellor to Answer Parents' Questions at Town Hall Meeting

Parents will have to send in their questions for Carmen Fariña ahead of the Sept. 17. meeting.

Sugar Hill »

Uptown Charter School Denied Co-Location in Crowded District, DOE Says

Global Community Charter School wanted to expand by co-locating with a public school in District 6.

Flatiron »

What Happened in New York This Week: 8 Stories You Need to Read

Check out DNAinfo New York's best stories of the week.

Crown Heights »

Students Head Back to School as Mayor Launches Pre-K Expansion

Tens of thousands of 4-year-olds started school Thursday in new full-day pre-K seats.

Civic Center »

City Used Inexperienced Workers to Inspect Pre-K Facilities, Sources Say

Education workers with no inspection experience were given crash course on pre-K walk-throughs.

Inwood »

6 Changes Coming to the City's Public Schools This Year

From parent engagement to admission policies, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is making changes.

New Brighton »

16-Year-Old Football Player Dies After Collapsing During Practice

Miles Kirkland, 16, died after he collapsed during a football practice at Curtis High School.

Vinegar Hill »

De Blasio Accuses Stringer of Fearmongering on Universal Pre-K

The mayor said the comptroller's report misrepresented the current status of pre-K expansion.

Park Slope »

Scores Rise Slightly on State's Math and English Tests, City Says

Scores on standardized tests for third- through eighth-graders rose after last year's dismal results.

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