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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.

Crown Heights »

Private Nursery Schools Brace for Competition From Free Pre-K Seats

Private nursery schools are preparing for big changes thanks to the city's universal pre-K plan.

Washington Heights »

Uptown Schools to Get Translated Materials Earlier, Chancellor Says

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña promised changes at a meeting uptown on Thursday.

Upper West Side »

Education Leaders Urge DOE to Decide on School for Beacon Space

The DOE has not announced what will become of the Beacon school building in 2015.

Maspeth »

Teaching Assistant Arrested for Relationship With Student, Police Say

Clara Somodi, 39, had sex with a 14-year-old boy at the school where she worked, police say.

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