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Canarsie »

Principal Knocks Parents Who Shun School Uniforms For Religious Beliefs

Principal Lorenzo Chambers said in a letter he didn't buy parents' excuses for kids not wearing uniforms.

Upper East Side »

Parents Talk Admissions, Courses with Principal of New UES Middle School

M.S. 177 will open in fall 2014 under the direction of Prinicpal Christina Riggio.

Jackson Heights »

Parents Upset by Lack of Translated Materials at School Rezoning Meeting

The rezoning meeting was filled with parents, but the DOE didn't have proper translation.  

Park Slope »

P.S. 321 High-Stakes Testing Foes Hope for a Win After Years of Battle

Park Slope's P.S. 321 has long been a leader in the movement against high-stakes testing.

Chelsea »

Education Department Rolls Out Rules to Help Kids Navigate Social Media

Online profiles may follow students their whole lives, they’ll be reminded.

East Village »

Lower East Side Parents Invited to Design New School

The Saturday event will seek input from parents on a potential school in the Essex Crossing development.

Upper West Side »

Beacon HS Hit with 8 Violations After Chemistry Explosion, FDNY Says

The explosion injured two tenth-grade students at the West 61st Street school

Woodside »

Crowded Woodside Middle School to Get 600-Seat Addition

The addition at IS 125 is meant to replace the school's temporary classrooms, the DOE said.

Civic Center »

Jobs for Teachers, Police and Firefighters Slashed Under Bloomberg

The vast majority of the city employees lost during Bloomberg's term as mayor were essential workers.

Jackson Heights »

Jackson Heights Parents Form Group to Tackle Public School Issues

Parents interested in learning more about local public schools can attend a meeting on Thursday.

Civic Center »

STORM UPDATE: New York Digs Out After Snowstorm

Subways and buses are running, schools are closed, roads are slick, and there's no trash pickup.

Lower East Side »

Parents Sue to Ensure de Blasio Stops All Pending School Co-Locations

Parents and elected officials want de Blasio to keep his campaign vow to halt co-locations.

Park Slope »

De Blasio Names Carmen Farina Schools Leader

Fariña spent four decades in the city's school system, joining Bloomberg's team in 2004.

Civic Center »

Third Female Ed Dept Worker Accuses Management of Sexist Office Environment

Nancy Gawlowicz is the third woman in the schools facilities division to say females treated unfairly.

Civic Center »

De Blasio's Win Not a Slap at Bloomberg Ed Policy, Schools Chief Says

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said his education reforms have been successful.