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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.

Long Island City »

62 Schools Set to Break City's Education Rules Under Union-Approved Deal

The PROSE schools will offer a variety of changes to curriculum and school structure, officials said.

High Bridge »

Arts Programs in City Schools Get $23M Boost

The funds will help new teachers, buy materials and improve facilities, officials said.

Upper West Side »

Report Reveals Horror of Botched Science Experiment That Maimed Teen

The report details the perspective of students, teachers and staff on what went wrong at Beacon High.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Promises to Streamline Special Education Reimbursement Process

State legislators pressured the city to make it easier for parents to get private school education.

Upper West Side »

UWS Parents Slam Chancellor for Ignoring Construction, Waitlist Issues

Parents grilled Carmen Fariña on the development near P.S. 163 and the long waitlist at P.S. 199.

Upper West Side »

Chancellor Farina to Hear From Upper West Side Parents Wednesday

Community Education Council 3 is holding a town hall with the chancellor Wednesday.

Bay Ridge »

Thousands of Kids Denied Pre-K Seats as Demand Exceeds Supply

More than 15,000 children vying for public school pre-K spots received rejection letters, the city said.

Upper West Side »

UWS Education Leaders Urge Boycott of Standardized Practice Tests

Members of CEC 3 said the tests are of value only to the testing company and not to students. 

East Harlem »

Chancellor, Council Speaker Target Spanish-Speaking Parents in Pre-K Push

Carmen Fariña and Melissa Mark-Viverito want Spanish-speaking parents to know all their pre-K options.

Upper West Side »

Parents on 'Swollen' School Wait List Call for Added Kindergarten Class

Parents who are zoned for P.S. 199 say the school should consider adding another kindergarten class. 

Forest Hills »

P.S. 101 Celebrates its Centennial With Throwback Event

Kids danced around a maypole and raced soapbox cars to celebrate P.S. 101's 100th birthday.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Strikes Deal With Teachers Union, With $5.5B in Raises

The deal would extend retroactively to 2009, giving teachers billions of dollars in back pay.

Civic Center »

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.

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