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Lower East Side »

Parents Sue to Ensure de Blasio Stops All Pending School Co-Locations

Parents and elected officials want de Blasio to keep his campaign vow to halt co-locations.

Bed-Stuy »

City Using Mandela's Name to Push Controversial School, Principal Says

Boys and Girls principal Bernard Gassaway said he's against the co-location, despite its new name.

Gramercy »

$1M Teacher Training Program to Bring Computer Coding to NYC High Schools

A new program will train 120 high school teachers to bring coding to NYC classrooms, DOE officials said.

Bed-Stuy »

Proposed Boys and Girls Co-Location to be Named After Nelson Mandela

If approved, the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice will open in 2014.

Long Island City »

DOE Chief Vows to Boost Safety Measures After Autistic Teen's Disappearance

The DOE will increase security after the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo, Chancellor Dennis Walcott said.

West Brighton »

P.S. 18 Gets Renovated Library With Books, iPads and Food Pantry

The library got an overhaul as part of Target and the Heart of America Foundation's national initiative.

Fordham »

Principal Turned Blind Eye as Teacher Abused Girl, Investigators Say

The principal of PS 386 didn't tell authorities about a teacher's advances on a 10-year-old student.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Ed Department Launches Anti-Bullying Web Library

"Respect For All" is a one-stop-shop for anti-bullying resources put together by the Dept. of Education.

Midland Beach »

DOE Drops Plan to Move Second Middle School Into I.S. 2

Following opposition from teachers and families, the DOE announced it would drop the co-location plan.

Far Rockaway »

Dozens Of Sandy-Damaged Public Schools Still Using Temporary Boilers

The DOE said they are working with FEMA, but so far only have plans to replace nine.

Civic Center »

Mayor and Deputy Used Private Email Addresses for City Business

Good government groups say the use of private email raises concerns of trying to avoid oversight.

Melrose »

Kindergarten Applications to Go Online, DOE Announces

Starting in January, families can apply to kindergarten online instead of in person, DOE officials said.

Soundview »

Charter School Growth Tied to Outcome of Mayoral Elections, Advocates Say

The next mayor's policies could have a big impact in areas with high charter demand, like The Bronx.

Park Slope »

First Day of School Means Start of Controversial New Teacher Eval System

Specialized teachers will be partially graded on students' performances in other classes.

Park Slope »

Officials Cut Ribbon to Open Park Slope's Diversity-Focused P.S. 133

P.S. 133 has a new home at 610 Baltic St. and an admissions policy geared toward low-income families.