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Fort Greene »

DOE Glossed Over Warning Signs About Teacher Accused of Sex Scandal

Sean Shaynak was arrested for sexually victimizing seven teenage girls over the course of five years.

Long Island City »

P.S. 78 Students Head Back to School with Controversial Earlier Start Time

Class at the Long Island City school starts at 8 a.m. this year instead of 8:40 a.m.

Lower East Side »

Tech School Slated For Lower East Side Headed Downtown Instead

The plan to locate another high school within University Neighborhood High School has been scrapped.

Long Island City »

P.S. 166 Students Win Fight for Gifted Middle School Seats in Queens

Current gifted students will be granted spots at a new program that will launch next year at I.S. 126.

Crown Heights »

New Crown Heights Yeshiva a Guiding Light for Jewish Education

Lamplighters Yeshivah in Crown Heights offers an alternative educational model for Hasidic students.

Williamsburg »

Barred From Talmud Studies, Girls Get English and Math at Brooklyn Yeshivas

When it comes to math, science and English, Orthodox girls get a superior education than their brothers.

Crown Heights »

English is Absent and Math Doesn't Count at Brooklyn's Biggest Yeshivas

At 84,000 kids and growing, Brooklyn's yeshivas are the largest unregulated school district in America.

Washington Heights »

Washington Heights School is Saved From Closure

P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte was removed from the Department of Education's school closure list.

New York City »

Investigators Flag Ed Department For Lax Contractor Vetting

City investigators say the Department of Education needs to vet contractors better.

Corona »

I.S. 61 Gifted and Talented Program Moving Because of Overcrowding

The school in Corona is operating at 120 percent of its capacity.

Midtown East »

New Whole Foods Opening on 57th Street Thursday

A new Whole Foods Market will open Thursday on East 57th Street.

New Springville »

School Bus Drivers Threaten to Strike at Meeting With Dennis Walcott

Bus driver union members strike major topic at Dennis Walcott's town hall meeting in Staten Island.

Crown Heights »

Charter Schools Crowd Into Crown Heights

New residents have flocked to the up-and-coming neighborhood, and new schools are following suit.

Morris Park & Parkchester »

Bronx Assistant Principal Charged With Touching Two Girls at School

Joseph Ponzo, assistant principal of the Bronx's P.S. 106, touched two girls' chests, cops said.