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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.

Civic Center »

City Council Wants to Change Specialized High School Admissions Process

The legislation calls for the DOE to make diversity a priority in its decision-making.

Greenwich Village »

NYU Extends Construction Deadline for Proposed Bleecker St. Public School

The city now has until the end of 2018 to decide whether NYU's Bleecker St. site should become a school.

Upper West Side »

How to Get Your 4-Year-Old Ready for Gifted and Talented Admissions

Here's what you need to know if you're hoping to score a G&T seat for your 4-year-old in fall 2015.

Greenwich Village »

Village Parents Push NYU to Extend Public School's Construction Deadline

Parents want NYU to extend a year-end deadline for a new public school on Bleecker Street.

East Flatbush »

Principal Tried to Bar Blind Counselor's Seeing Eye Dog, Complaint Says

Tami Hernandez-Rosenberg was given extra work and told she couldn't have her guide dog, she said.

Financial District »

Assembly Speaker Offers Own Offices to Fix Overcrowded Classrooms

Speaker Silver is offering space in his office building to create more classrooms at DOE headquarters.

Elmhurst »

14-Year-Old Girl Backs Off Claim of Sex Attack on Way to School, Police Say

An eighth grader initially said she was was groped on her way to I.S. 5 Tuesday, officials said.  

Windsor Terrace »

DOE Unveils Plan for New Middle School and Rezoning in District 15

The rezoning would affect P.S. 154, P.S. 130, P.S. 131 and P.S. 230.

Lower East Side »

There's Still Time to Enroll Your 4-Year-Old in Free Pre-K This Fall

The city extended the Oct. 1 pre-K enrollment deadline because scores of seats are still empty.

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