Noah Gotbaum

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Upper West Side »

City Pulls Plug on Funding for School Websites

Without federal and local subsidies, schools must pay to maintain their own websites. 

Upper West Side »

Education Leaders Demand DOE Revise Beacon HS Construction Schedule

They argue the September 2015 move-in deadline is too close to the start of school. 

Upper West Side »

Bill to Curb Construction Noise Near Schools Gains Support at UWS Rally

Parents and officials have been fighting a planned 20-story nursing home set to go up next to P.S. 63.

Upper West Side »

UWS Education Leaders Urge Boycott of Standardized Practice Tests

Members of CEC 3 said the tests are of value only to the testing company and not to students. 

Inwood »

Parents Protest Success Academy Moving Into Former Catholic Schools

Charters shouldn't be able to take space needed by badly crowded district schools, protesters said.

West Harlem »

Demand for Harlem School Spots Should Prevent Charter Growth, Leaders Say

Harlem Success Academy is trying to take over classrooms at Frederick Douglass Academy II.

Central Harlem »

Harlem Special Needs School Rallies Against Charter School Expansion

Parents at P.S. 811 say Mayor de Blasio was right not to allow Success Academy charter school expansion.

Park Slope »

Deadline for Controversial Kindergarten Connect Gets Extended by a Week

Kindergarten Connect is accepting applications through Feb. 20.

Washington Heights »

Online-Only Kindergarten Application Increases Digital Divide, Critics Say

The city's new online kindergarten application system has highlighted the digital divide among families.

Upper West Side »

UWS School Sees Huge Spike in Kindergarten Applications

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

Washington Heights »

Parents Ask de Blasio to Put Online Kindergarten Applications on Hold

The controversial online kindergarten application system is a "ticking time bomb," parents said Thursday.

Upper West Side »

UWS Enrollment Projections Don't Account for New Development, Parents Say

Parents say the DOE isn't taking into account the enormous residential growth in the neighborhood. 

Upper West Side »

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.

Upper West Side »

Controversial Amsterdam Ave. Bike Lane Decision Delayed

Testimony from the public at a CB7 meeting was so lengthy, the board decided to delay its vote. 

Upper West Side »

No More Reserved ELL Seats at Success Academy Leaves Advocates Fuming

The charter network will no longer set aside seats for kids learning English, due to a federal directive.