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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.

Civic Center »

MAP: Here's Where the City Added the Most Free Pre-K Seats

The South Bronx's High Bridge saw a big increase in pre-K seats, while Downtown had few new spots.

Williamsburg »

Schools Chancellor Discusses Boosting Williamsburg After-School Programs

Chancellor Carmen Farina also addressed student health and wellness, Common Core standards and more.

Bed-Stuy »

Boys and Girls High School Principal Says 'Mediocrity Cannot Be the Way'

New principal Michael Wiltshire announced an improvement plan for the struggling high school. 

Crown Heights »

Controversial Charter Not Moving Into Crown Heights Middle School, DOE Says

Chancellor Carmen Fariña delivered the welcome news to M.S. 61 Wednesday night.

Bensonhurst »

Brooklyn Principal Takes 'Racist' Dig at Spanish Speakers, Parents Say

Brooklyn School of Inquiry Principal Donna Taylor later apologized to parents for her words.

East Harlem »

MAP: 94 Failing Schools Get Extended Days and Extra Support

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $150 million program to boost failing schools instead of closing them.

South Street Seaport »

Billion Oysters Project $5M Grant Used to Build New Marine-Based Curriculum

Public middle school teachers will work for two years to develop a new math and science program.

Claremont »

12 and 13-Year-Old Girls Raped by Classmates in Auditorium, Police Say

A 13- and 14-year-old boy were arrested for attacking two girls aged 12 and 13, police said.

Crown Heights »

Newly Appointed Superintendent Vows to Listen to Parents in District 17

Clarence Ellis was among 15 new superintendents appointed by Chancellor Fariña last week.

Civic Center »

Dept. of Education Employees Fight for First Pay Raise in 6 Years

Administrative assistants for Community Education Councils haven't had a raise since 2008.

Cobble Hill »

Student Chokes to Death at Cobble Hill School, Officials Say

A student at 184 Baltic St. choked and was taken to Methodist Hospital where she died, officials said.

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