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Brooklyn Heights »

Parents Urge DOE to Address Overcrowding at Brooklyn Heights School

P.S. 8 The Robert Fulton School was at 142 percent of its capacity last year.

Prospect Heights »

Two Teens Slashed at Clara Barton High School in Prospect Heights

The victims of the stabbing are not cooperating with police who are investigating the assault.

East Harlem »

Officials Break Ground on $30 Million East Harlem Charter School Complex

The East Harlem Education Center will host a charter school and an after-school program.

Civic Center »

MAP: Here's Where the City Added the Most Free Pre-K Seats

The South Bronx's High Bridge saw a big increase in pre-K seats, while Downtown had few new spots.

Bed-Stuy »

Boys and Girls High School Principal Says 'Mediocrity Cannot Be the Way'

New principal Michael Wiltshire announced an improvement plan for the struggling high school. 

Rego Park »

Rego Park Principal Focuses on Student, Parent and Teacher Wellness

Principal Monica Powers Meade believes that children should be exercising and eating nutritious meals.

Bensonhurst »

Brooklyn Principal Takes 'Racist' Dig at Spanish Speakers, Parents Say

Brooklyn School of Inquiry Principal Donna Taylor later apologized to parents for her words.

Canarsie »

Family Mourns Autistic Student Who Choked to Death on Muffin at School

Dyasha Phelps Smith, 21, died last week after relatives say DOE staff failed to supervise her properly.

Cobble Hill »

Family of Autistic Student Who Died to Sue City for Negligence, Lawyer Says

Dyasha Phelps Smith, 21, choked on a muffin at her Cobble Hill school on Oct. 28, her family said. 

Cobble Hill »

Family of Autistic Student Who Died in School Hires Avonte Oquendo Lawyer

Dyasha Smith, 21, choked to death on a muffin in her Cobble Hill school.

Crown Heights »

Newly Appointed Superintendent Vows to Listen to Parents in District 17

Clarence Ellis was among 15 new superintendents appointed by Chancellor Fariña last week.

Civic Center »

Dept. of Education Employees Fight for First Pay Raise in 6 Years

Administrative assistants for Community Education Councils haven't had a raise since 2008.

Cobble Hill »

Student Chokes to Death at Cobble Hill School, Officials Say

A student at 184 Baltic St. choked and was taken to Methodist Hospital where she died, officials said.

Windsor Terrace »

Parents Say Proposed District 15 Rezoning Forces Students to Travel Too Far

Parents say the proposed rezoning would force kids to travel too far to school on dangerous streets.

Park Slope »

Selective Middle Schools Change Their Admission Policies, Confusing Parents

Middle schools are no longer allowed to use test scores as a sole or primary factor in admissions.

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