Eric Shuffler

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Beacon High School's New Building Will Open a Month Ahead of Schedule

Beacon High School's new home on West 43rd Street will open on Aug. 1, 2015, instead of Sept. 1.

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Uptick in Kindergarten Applications Blamed on Fake Addresses

The P.S. 199 waitlist increased dramatically this year, which parents are blaming on K Connect. 

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NYPD Needs to Boost School Security on Primary Day, Parents Say

Assigning one police officer to a school on Primary Day is not enough, parents and leaders argue.

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UWS School Sees Huge Spike in Kindergarten Applications

P.S. 199 has received nearly 600 applications this year for fewer than 150 spots. 

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Fed-Up Parents Say Primary Day Causes Safety Risk at Schools

Parents said having so many strangers in local schools for elections is disruptive and unsafe.

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Upper West Side Needs More Middle School Seats, Parents Say

Parents said they're anxious about their children getting middle school seats in District 3.

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'Dangerous' UWS Playground's Redesign Back to Drawing Board, Locals Say

The playground redesign is being reconsidered, months after the initial design was approved. 

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P.S. 199 on UWS Only Manhattan School to Garner National Prize

P.S. 199 was granted a National Blue Ribbon School Award by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. 

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P.S. 166 Playground Redesign Approved Despite Opposition

The redesign of the playground sparked a heated debate between Upper West Side parents.

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P.S. 199 Parents Break From PTA to Fight Redevelopment at UWS School

More than 200 supporters have signed a petition to oppose the proposed redevelopment at two area schools.

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New Committee Plans Future of Beacon High School Building

A working group has formed to focus on the future of Beacon High School, which will be vacated in 2015. 

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

The redevelopment of the elementary schools is controversial.

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Parents Worried New Charter School Will Add to Overcrowding

Success Academy wants to build a new neighborhood school, but parents are pushing back against the idea.

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Parents Turn to Magnet Schools to Escape Overcrowding

Some Upper West Side elementary schools are overcrowded, while magnet schools offer an alternative.

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Parents Want More Action to Remove Toxins from Schools

An effort to remove toxic PCB chemicals from P.S. 199 failed, and now parents want more testing to pinpoint the source of the harmful toxins.