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Williamsburg »

Teacher's Aide Gropes Girl With Down Syndrome in Williamsburg Park: NYPD

Jesus Lorenzo, 69, inappropriately touched a girl in De Hostos Playground, police said.

Bed-Stuy »

De Blasio Touts Success at Boys and Girls High School Graduation

The mayor was a special guest speaker for the ceremony at one of the city's 94 long-struggling schools.

Lower East Side »

LES Schools Temporarily Relocated After Early Morning Fire, Officials Say

A fire broke out at 145 Stanton St., which houses three schools, early Friday morning.

Chelsea »

Schools Admin Arrested for Sexual Relationship With Teen, Police Say

John DiFiore had a sexual relationship with a boy 39 years younger than him, police said.

DUMBO »

Middle School and Pre-K Program Opening on DUMBO Waterfront in 2017

The school will be located on the second floor of 60 Water St.

Civic Center »

Parents Will Soon Be Able to Track Their Kids' School Performance Online

Parents can register to see their kids' grades, attendance and test scores starting June 8.

Flushing »

City to Lift Ban on Condom Demonstrations in High School Health Classes

High school health class teachers will be able to conduct condom demos starting in September.

Upper East Side »

20 Percent of Eligible Kindergartners Didn't Get Gifted and Talented Seat

Roughly 20 percent of eligible students who applied to G&T programs did not get offers, the DOE said.

Upper West Side »

City Pulls Plug on Funding for School Websites

Without federal and local subsidies, schools must pay to maintain their own websites. 

Sunnyside (Staten Island) »

City Expands Program That Lets Schools Break Education Rules

The PROSE schools allow teachers to change city mandated curriculum and structure.

Forest Hills »

City Cuts Pre-K Classes in Forest Hills to Make Room for Kindergarten Seats

P.S. 196 will get one more kindergarten class and P.S. 144 will get two.

Emerson Hill »

Teen Busted For Bomb Threats at School Wanted to Impress Friends: Police

A 15-year-old student was arrested Tuesday and charged with making a terroristic threat, police said.

Woodside »

Parents Push for New Middle School in Sunnyside and Woodside

Parents will present a petition with over 600 signatures to Chancellor Carmen Farina Wednesday night. 

Emerson Hill »

4 Staten Island High Schools Evacuated Due to Bomb Threats

Susan E. Wagner High School, Curtis High School, Ralph R. McKee and Concord High School were evacuated.

Park Slope »

Chaperone Slapped 13-Year-Old in the Face at Park Slope School, Mom Says

Petal Joseph's daughter was slapped in the face by another mother during a choral concert, she said.