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Morningside Heights »

Columbia Students Sue University Over Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims

Students say the university regularly brushes sexual assault cases under the rug, violating the law.

Corona »

Corona School Has Longest Kindergarten Waitlist in NYC

It's the second year in a row for P.S. 307, which was built in 2008 to help alleviate overcrowding.

West Harlem »

Demand for Harlem School Spots Should Prevent Charter Growth, Leaders Say

Harlem Success Academy is trying to take over classrooms at Frederick Douglass Academy II.

Long Island City »

Number of Waitlisted Kindergartners Dropped by Half This Year, DOE Says

Kindergarten waitlists dropped by nearly 50 percent, DOE officials said after sending out offer letters.

Chinatown »

Lunar New Year, Muslim Holidays Won't Be Added to School Calendar This Year

Lunar New Year and the Muslim holidays happen to fall on weekends and school breaks in 2014-15.

Flushing »

Bilingual Kids See Gifted Scores Drop After Test Changes, Parents Say

Changes to the gifted and talented exam put children of immigrants at a disadvantage, experts said.

New Brighton »

Seventh-Grade Girls Hospitalized After Drinking Booze in Class, DOE Says

Eight 7th graders were were caught drinking alcohol in an I.S. 61 classroom, a parent said.

Civic Center »

State Test Scores No Longer Sole Basis for School Promotion, DOE Says

Teachers and principals will use student grades and work to decide who passes summer school.

Rego Park »

Rego Park Getting Dozens of New Full-Day Pre-K Seats

The number of pre-K seats in the neighborhood will increase from 72 to 118.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo Tried to Run Away Day Before He Went Missing, Attorney Says

The family's lawyer says Avonte made a similar attempt to run a day prior to his disappearance.

Civic Center »

Gifted and Talented Scores Drop as Admissions Test Changes, DOE Says

Just 13 percent of 4-year-olds qualified for citywide G&T seats, down from 21 percent last year.

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.

Carroll Gardens »

Two Brooklyn Teens Arrested for Taking Money from Student, Police Say

Two 16-year-old students took more than $1,700 from a fellow student at a Carroll Gardens school.

Jackson Heights »

Students Push for Schools to Observe Muslim Holidays

The Coalition for Muslim School Holidays hopes to ensure the mayor keeps his promise to include Eid.

Greenwich Village »

City Takes Over 75 Morton St. to Build New Middle School

The city is converting 75 Morton St. to a new middle school, which will open in 2017.

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