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Pre-K Applications Up by More Than a Third, City Says

Nearly 42,000 families applied for public school pre-K seats, a 36 percent increase from last year.

Park Slope »

Last-Minute Tips on Finding a Public Pre-K Seat

DNAinfo asked the experts how to pick a pre-K program at a public school before the April 23 deadline.

Civic Center »

State Test Scores No Longer Sole Basis for School Promotion, DOE Says

Teachers and principals will use student grades and work to decide who passes summer school.

Ridgewood »

City Adds More Than 4,200 Full-Day Pre-K Seats for This Fall

The city will offer additional free pre-K seats in dozens of schools across the five boroughs.

Astoria »

Expanding Green Charter Looks to Increase Options in Queens

Growing Up Green Charter School, founded by Matthew Greenberg, will expand to a middle school next year.

Hamilton Heights »

Upper Manhattan Parents Leading Effort to Opt Kids Out of State Testing

At Hamilton Heights School in Harlem, 122 of 245 students opted out of state English and math tests.

TriBeCa »

10 NYC Students Have Committed Suicide in 7 Weeks, Chancellor Says

Carmen Farina reportedly told a group of principals that she was "heartsick" about the deaths.

Washington Heights »

Uptown Schools to Get Translated Materials Earlier, Chancellor Says

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña promised changes at a meeting uptown on Thursday.

Inwood »

Don't Put New High School in IS 52, Parents Tell DOE

Parents and advocates are furious that the DOE is moving ahead with the Bloomberg-era co-location plan.

Civic Center »

City Kicks Off Pre-K Application Period by Extending Deadline

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña called parents Monday to let them know about pre-K enrollment.

Bed-Stuy »

City Moves Forward With Controversial Nelson Mandela School in Bed-Stuy

The city is planning a new co-location in Boys and Girls High School.

Long Island City »

Plan Dropped to Co-Locate Tech School at Long Island City High School

The planned technical school will be proposed for the Murry Bergtraum campus in Manhattan instead.

Chinatown »

City Finds Enough Space for Pre-K Seats but Still Needs Funding for Program

Hundreds of schools and community groups applied to add about 29,000 new full-day pre-K seats.

Far Rockaway »

Chronically Late Far Rockaway Principal to Be Fired: DOE

Principal Marcella Sills was frequently late or absent, investigators found.

Civic Center »

City Schools Open and Back to Normal After Snowstorm

All field trips, after-school programs and sports games are back on, according to the DOE.

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