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4 Pressing Issues That Will Shape Schools Chancellor Farina's Second Year

From diversity to discipline, DNAinfo rounded up major issues the schools chancellor faces in 2015.

Lower East Side »

Lower East Side Success Academy Delayed for 2 Years, Officials Say

Success Academy has deferred its request for space from the Department of Education for two years.

Lower East Side »

Success Academy LES Relocation Needs a Public Hearing, Officials Say

State and local officials sent letters to Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña this week.

Lower East Side »

SUNY Blames 'Administrative Error' for Success Academy Confusion

SUNY claimed Success Academy's written online approval for Districts 1 or 6 on a data-entry glitch.

Lower East Side »

Success Academy Quietly Moves to Open New LES or Uptown School

Success Academy got permission to open a school in Districts 1 or 6 without community outreach.

Lower East Side »

Schools Chancellor to Answer Parents' Questions at Town Hall Meeting

Parents will have to send in their questions for Carmen Fariña ahead of the Sept. 17. meeting.

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.