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Upper West Side »

PODCAST: Advocating for Schools After Overcrowding Hits Home

Joe Fiordaliso says he listens to parents' concerns and pushes for change as a local education leader.

Forest Hills »

Parents Furious That City Has No Fix for Forest Hills Kindergarten Crisis

Dozens of Forest Hills kids are waitlisted and will be sent to schools further away, parents said.

Upper West Side »

Riverside Center School to Open in 2018 as Beacon Construction Delayed

The new Riverside Center school will have two grades each and serve K-8 grades, the DOE said. 

Upper West Side »

PODCAST: Parents Want 'Controlled Choice' to Say Where Kids Go to School

Where our kids go to school should not be based entirely on geography, argues Donna Nevel. 

Chelsea »

Middle Schools Could Stop Weeding Out Kids Who Don't Rank Them First

A parent leader says schools should not be able to see how kids rank them during the admissions process.

Kips Bay »

School's Plan to Dump Traditional Homework Gets Growing Support

P.S. 116's policy is going before CB2's schools and education committee Monday night.

West Village »

Parents Push for Fewer Seats at Planned Village Middle School

The new 75 Morton St. school is planned to serve 1,000 middle school students, officials said.

Upper West Side »

Education Leaders Urge DOE to Decide on School for Beacon Space

The DOE has not announced what will become of the Beacon school building in 2015.

Upper West Side »

Education Council Approves Wishlist for Beacon Building School

The CEC's resolution calls for a new school in the space vacated by Beacon High School. 

Civic Center »

CEC Slams Plan for Charter School Inside Troubled Murry Bergtraum HS

The District 2 Community Education Council opposes putting a Success charter school in Murry Bergtraum.

Kips Bay »

New iPhone App Teaches Parents About City's Elementary Schools

A Kips Bay father launched an app that makes finding information on schools as easy as pressing a button.

East Elmhurst »

Queens Parent Groups Blast 'Troubling' Tougher State Tests

A letter sent by a group made up of public school parents urged others to "use caution" with results.

Upper East Side »

Parents Protest Proposed Admissions Plan for New UES Middle School

The Department of Education wants the student body to meet "unprecedented" criteria, critics say.

Upper West Side »

New Charter School for UWS Middle School Students in the Works

The charter school, which promises not to co-locate, is seeking a building on the UWS.

Ditmars »

P.S. 85 Parents Push for Action on STEM G&T Program Expansion

Parents of students in the Queens gifted program want the middle school they say they were promised.