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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.

Kingsbridge Heights »

8-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed by Car Outside Bronx School, Police Say

Two 8-year-old girls and four adults were struck when a car jumped the curb outside P.S. 307 Friday. 

Washington Heights »

School Superintendent Wants Saturday Classes

Manuel Ramirez was appointed superintendent after 10 years at successful M.S. 327 in The Bronx.

Civic Center »

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.

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