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Sunset Park »

Goodbye, School Letter Grades. Hello, 'Qualitative' Reviews

A "quality snapshot" focused on school performance will replace letter grades, Carmen Fariña said.

Park Slope »

Can You Spot the Grammar Mistake in the City's $645K Pre-K Ad Campaign?

The Department of Education's signs promoting free pre-K had an error, experts said.

Jamaica »

5 People Seriously Hurt as Car Crashes Into School Bus, Officials Say

Nine students were on board the bus when it was hit in Jamaica, officials said.

Upper West Side »

School Opening in Beacon HS Space to Use City as Extension of Classroom

The new 6-12 West End Secondary School will feature an interdisciplinary curriculum, its principal said.

Upper West Side »

Elections Staff Calls Police on Principal for Holding Lunch in Voting Area

P.S. 84's principal was confronted by BOE staff for letting her students eat in the school's cafeteria.

Sunnyside (Staten Island) »

Parents and Teachers 'Intimidated' by Pro-NYPD T-Shirt Protest, NAACP Says

Members of the local NAACP said they've been getting calls about the protest in schools.

Woodside »

Plan to Bus P.S. 11 Students to Astoria Gets 'Chaotic' Start

Kindergarten students are being bused to P.S. 171 while an addition is built at their Woodside school.

Jamaica »

Islamic School's Pre-K Canceled by City Reopens as Private Program

Rising Stars Islamic School was one of the nine UPK sites the city canceled or postponed this year.

Washington Heights »

Sudden Shutdown of Pre-K Program Sends Parents Scrambling for Alternatives

At least one parent said he was not informed that a Hudson Heights pre-K would not open Thursday.

Central Harlem »

School Lacking Own PA System Would Not Be Prepared in Crisis, Officials Say

Columbia Secondary School does not have use of its PA system, a situation parents call "unsafe."

Great Kills »

Teachers Warned Not to Wear Pro-NYPD T-Shirts to School

A note shared online warned teachers not to protest the union's support of an Eric Garner rally.

Forest Hills »

DOE Sends Abusive Teacher Back to Classroom, Angering Forest Hills Parents

P.S. 101 parents are angry that science teacher Richard Parlini is being allowed back into the school.

Central Harlem »

Harlem School Has Broken Clocks and Public Address System for Second Year

P.S. 242's clocks and PA system have not worked in some classrooms since September 2013.

Ozone Park »

Air Conditioning Fire Sparks Evacuation at Queens School, FDNY Says

P.S. 63 in Ozone Park was briefly evacuated on its first day back from summer vacation, the FDNY said.

Civic Center »

Pre-K Sites Closed by City Are Under Investigation for 'Integrity Issues'

The Department of Investigation says it is investigating at least 5 of the 9 shuttered pre-K programs.

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