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NYC Parents Are Satisfied With Their Kids' Public Schools... as Usual?

The DOE says 95 percent of parents are satisfied with their kids' schools. Experts aren't surprised.

Midtown »

School Kids Will Have Better Vision in Warby Parker Deal With City

The city is partnering with eyeglasses giant Warby Parker to provide school kids with glasses.

Sunnyside (Staten Island) »

City Expands Program That Lets Schools Break Education Rules

The PROSE schools allow teachers to change city mandated curriculum and structure.

Homecrest »

City Schools See Uptick in Complaints of Unsupervised Students, Report Says

This year at least 69 students have wandered off school property, a report released Tuesday said. 

Forest Hills »

Forest Hills School Named After Highway Hoping to Shed Moniker

P.S. 196 wants to change its name from The Grand Central Parkway School to The School with a Heart.

Park Slope »

Principals Pressure Families Not To Opt Out of State Tests

City schools are pushing back against a growing number of families opting out of the state tests.

Fort George »

Farina Visits Uptown School To Announce Expansion of Autism Services

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said the city will open 41 new classes for students with autism.

Williamsburg »

De Blasio Continues Push to Make Mayoral School Control Permanent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for a renewal of mayoral educational control for three years.

Bed-Stuy »

Faculty, Students to Protest Decision to Shutter Bed-Stuy Charter School

The Department of Education will close the Ethical Community Charter School due to poor test scores.

TriBeCa »

Diversity Remains a Problem at City's Elite High Schools, New Data Shows

Just 5 percent of offers to elite high schools went to black students and 7 percent to Latinos.

Park Slope »

Teachers at Top Brooklyn Schools Ask Parents to Help Save Their Jobs

Teachers say Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed evaluation system could cost some educators their jobs.

Hunts Point »

Kids Who Disobey Authority Still Face Suspension Under New Discipline Code

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña unveiled discipline reforms, but some advocates wanted bigger changes.

Port Morris »

City Creates Single Application for All Universal Pre-K Seats

Families will be able to fill out a single unified application for pre-K seats starting March 16.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Principal Blends the Arts and Common Core With a Dose of Mindful Breathing

Victoria Armas created City Knoll using her experience as an art teacher.

Midtown »

4 Reasons Parents Are Happy That School Superintendents Are Back in Power

Families believe newly empowered superintendents will be more responsive to complaints about schools.