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Here's Why Homework Isn't Necessary for Grammar School Kids... Sometimes

Research waffles about whether or not homework is good for young kids. Here are some key takeaways.

Kips Bay »

Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

P.S. 116 stopped assigning math worksheets and essays as homework, angering many parents.

Murray Hill »

Murray Hill and Gramercy to Get Much-Needed Full-Day Pre-K Seats

Full-day pre-K sections are coming to P.S. 116 and P.S. 40 this fall, according to officials.

Murray Hill »

Murray Hill School Loses $100K After Fewer Students Enroll Than Expected

A rezoning meant to relieve overcrowding at P.S. 116 is hurting the school instead, parents said.

Gramercy »

Murray Hill and Gramercy Calling for More Pre-K Programs

P.S. 40 is losing its pre-K program because of overcrowding.

Kips Bay »

New Murray Hill School Gives East Side Parents More Choice

Zoning changes that begin to take effect in fall of 2013 will help reduce overcrowding in the area.

Bushwick »

Community Involvement Boosts Bushwick Elementary Schools

Young Bushwick students learn to volunteer in their community.

Kips Bay »

Kips Bay Parents Fight Plan to Bring 'Underprivileged' Kids to New School

Nearly 50 parents signed a petition claiming the zoning lines for the new P.S. 281 would hurt the school.

Kips Bay »

Farmers Market to Be Evicted After Developer Pressures CB6 to Change Stance

J.D. Carlisle told CB6 it would yank its support for another project unless the market was pushed out.

Kips Bay »

Overcrowded East Side School Zones to Shrink in 2013

The District 2 Community Education Council voted to approve sweeping zoning changes Thursday.

Kips Bay »

City Unveils Zoning Plan for New Kips Bay School

P.S. 281 is scheduled to open on East 35th Street near First Avenue in fall of 2013.

Kips Bay »

P.S. 116 in Kips Bay Starts School Year with Renovated Playground

The playground was repaved and repainted using $375,000 in City Council funds.

Kips Bay »

P.S. 281 Will Not Have Middle School Seats, City Says

The school will house just grades K through 5th to create more room for kindergartners, officials said.

Midtown East »

P.S. 59 Scraps Pre-K Program Amid Overcrowding

The school has waitlists for kindergarten and first grade, despite a spacious new facility.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Waitlists Stretch to First Grade at P.S. 59

Parents of prospective P.S. 59 students are facing waitlists for both kindergarten and first grade.