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East Harlem »

Elementary School Evacuated Amid Bomb Scare, Parents Say

Police searched P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier for an explosive device, the NYPD said.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Student Brought a Loaded Gun to Manhattan High School, Police Say

Matthew Dallas-Fields, 16, brought a loaded gun to High School for Environmental Studies, police said.

Financial District »

New Pre-K Classes Will Share Building With Downtown Drug Abuse Center

A class of 108 pre-K seats is opening at 2 Washington St., which houses the treatment center Exponents.

Prospect Heights »

Strangers Approached Kids Near 4 City Schools This Month, Officials Warn

All four incidents happened within a week of each other in Brooklyn, police and school staff said.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Clinton Principal Readies Students, and School, To Grow

The Clinton School for Writers and Artists will move to a new building next year and add a high school.

Financial District »

Downtown School Forms 'Human Chain' to Protest Cuomo's Teacher Evaluations

Parents and students at the Spruce Street School joined hands to protest Cuomo's controversial reforms.

Bed-Stuy »

Faculty, Students to Protest Decision to Shutter Bed-Stuy Charter School

The Department of Education will close the Ethical Community Charter School due to poor test scores.

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.

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.

Park Slope »

Park Slope Schools Getting New Science Lab, Fire Alarm Under DOE Plan

The Department of Education's capital plan calls for $65.3 million in upgrades at District 15 schools.

Gramercy »

City Lifts Cellphone Ban for 1.1M Public School Students

The city lifted a longstanding ban Monday, allowing students to bring cellphones to school.

Mott Haven »

Bronx Parents Fleeing Low-Performing Schools, Advocacy Group Says

Enrollment declined by 31 percent since 2009 at 33 of the borough's schools, a report found.

Park Slope »

Teachers at Top Brooklyn Schools Ask Parents to Help Save Their Jobs

Teachers say Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed evaluation system could cost some educators their jobs.

Civic Center »

City Schools Must Add More Girls' Sports Under Title IX, Settlement Says

After viloating Title IX, city schools must add more girls' sports under a new federal agreement.

Midtown »

Taylor Swift Donated $50K to City's Public Schools

The superstar had previously announced she would donate proceeds from her song "Welcome To New York."