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Lower East Side »

Parents and Principals Call Foul Over Lack of School Gym Space on LES

Kids at one local high school exercise in two converted classrooms in lieu of a gym.

Upper West Side »

Pre-K Guide: How to Score a Seat for Your Child

Pre-K admission is highly competitive in some neighborhoods, while others have plenty of extra seats.

East Village »

Lower East Side Parents Invited to Design New School

The Saturday event will seek input from parents on a potential school in the Essex Crossing development.

East Village »

East Village School Construction Project to Shut Down Half the Playground

The $3.2 million project will affect the Neighborhood School and Star Academy/P.S. 63 for two years.

Inwood »

Schools Should Not Be Forced to Share Space, Parents Say at Rally

Parents from across the city spoke out against co-locations at a protest outside of Tweed Courthouse.

Lower East Side »

LES Parents Fight Plan to Add New School to University Neighborhood HS

Parents at University Neighborhood High School say their building is too small for more students.

Midtown South »

Success Academy Aims to Open First High School in Murray Hill

The school would replace Norman Thomas High School, which is being phased out due to poor performance.

Lower East Side »

Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy Aims to Open 6 New Charter Schools in 2014

The controversial charter school chain wants to open six new outposts in Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan.

East Village »

New Gifted and Talented Program Could Open in East Village

P.S. 15/The Roberto Clemente School will get a gifted program if there is enough demand, officials said.

Mott Haven »

More Districts Scrap School Zones to Give Families More Options

Districts in Manhattan, The Bronx and Brooklyn are giving families more choices for kindergarten.

East Village »

District 1 Offers Kindergarten Choices

Families can apply to any of the 17 elementary schools in the Lower East Side and East Village.

Lower East Side »

DOE to Test Online and Phone Applications for Some Kindergartners

Parents with kids in Districts 1, 7 and 23 will have the option in 2013 to register online or by phone.

New York City »

Schools Accused of Manipulating Attendance Rates Throughout the City

Schools regularly un-enroll students who go on vacation, so their absence is not recorded, parents say.

Manhattan »

Pre-K Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Child a Seat

DNAinfo offers a comprehensive guide to the free public pre-K programs in Manhattan.

East Village & Lower East Side »

East Village Could Lose Pre-K Seats Because of Overcrowding

The East Village Community School and Children's Workshop School may lose half their pre-K seats in 2013.

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