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Fort Greene »

Schools Have Dozens of Empty Pre-K Seats as Others Waitlist Hundreds

Some pre-K programs in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are in high demand while others have empty seats.

Clinton Hill »

Parents Left in the Lurch After DOE Suddenly Shutters Clinton Hill Pre-K

Parents recently learned that pre-K at Child Development Support Corp will not start Thursday morning.

Upper West Side »

Charter Co-Location Plan Displaces Special Needs Students, Opponents Say

The population at a Harlem special needs school would be reduced to make room for a charter school. 

Upper West Side »

'Lawless' UWS Middle School Now Has Waiting List After Turnaround

West Prep Academy has changed dramatically in just four years, parents said. 

New York City »

Glitch Delays More Than 1,000 NYC High School Diplomas, Report Says

More than a thousand students didn't see a diploma on their graduation day, a report said.

Upper West Side »

Two Local Schools Safe From Demolition After DOE Shifts Gears: Officials

P.S. 199 and P.S. 191 will not be redeveloped by the DOE. The department will now focus on an UES school.

Upper West Side »

Parents at P.S. 191, P.S. 199 Express Opposing Views on DOE Redevelopment

Some of the parents oppose the city's proposal while others are waiting for more information.

Upper West Side »

Parents Temporarily Lose PCB Advocate as NYLPI Enters Mediation With City

New York Lawyers in the Public Interest initially sued the city over its slow PCB remediation timeline.

Upper West Side »

Re-Siting UWS Schools Shouldn't Get Knee-Jerk Opposition, Leader Says

The redevelopment of the elementary schools is controversial.

Upper West Side »

Education Advocates Push for Remediation in 8 UWS Schools with Known PCBs

Advocates say they're in the dark in terms of when they'll know for sure each school is PCB-free. 

Upper West Side »

Center School Principal Follows Unique Approach to Middle School Education

Principal Elaine Schwartz believes in mixing grade levels and a specialized theater-focused curriculum.

Upper West Side »

DOE Reverses Decision to Move Innovation High from the UWS

The DOE has halted a multimillion dollar plan to move 189 students from their Upper West Side campus. 

Upper West Side »

Education Advocates Eye Beacon Space for New UWS Middle School

The school's move to Hell's Kitchen means its building could be put to new use.

New York City »

Home Schooling on the Rise in New York City

For an increasing number of city kids, going back to school means staying at home.