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Gramercy »

Residents Push to Convert Police Academy to Public School

The NYPD's Police Academy is moving to Queens, and CB6 wants to turn its Gramercy space into a school.

Brooklyn Heights »

Brooklyn Heights School Cuts Its Pre-K Due to Overcrowding

P.S. 8's pre-K, one of the most sought-after programs in the district, won't continue in 2014.

Upper West Side »

Three UWS Schools Receive F Grades on DOE Progress Reports

Two of the schools slid from a C grade to an F this year. 

Civic Center »

Kindergarten Application Deadline Earlier for 2014

Applications for kindergarten are due Feb. 14, 2014, instead of the first Friday in March.

Long Island City »

DOE Chief Vows to Boost Safety Measures After Autistic Teen's Disappearance

The DOE will increase security after the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo, Chancellor Dennis Walcott said.

Union Square »

Clinton School for Writers and Artists Approved to Expand Into High School

The popular Chelsea school received one of the city's top scores on its recent progress report card.

Flatiron »

Baruch College High School Opens $150K Science Lab

Baruch College Campus High School unveiled its renovated science lab to students this week.

Washington Heights »

PS 132 Juan Pablo Duarte Back on List of At-Risk Schools

The latest challenge comes one year after the DOE tried to shut down the Washington Heights elementary.

Brownsville »

Man Shot and Killed in Front of Brownsville School

A 26-year-old man was struck in the neck by a bullet in front of General D. Chappie James Elementary.

Chelsea »

Principal Candidate for New Foundling School Hopes to Involve Parents

Officials nominated longtime P.S. 234 teacher Pat Carney to lead the new school on Sixth Avenue.

Bed-Stuy »

Boys & Girls High School Future Uncertain After Third Straight Failure

Bed-Stuy's venerable Boys & Girls High School received an F on its 2013 progress report.

Lower East Side »

LES School Rises From D to A on DOE Progress Report

P.S. 110, the Florence Nightingale School, received an A grade for the 2012-2013 school year.

East Flatbush »

Small Schools and Charters Get Top Marks in Ed Department Progress Reports

Nine of the top 10 scoring high schools were small schools or charters, according to DOE data.

East Harlem »

UES School Locked Down After Student Brings in BB Gun, DOE Says

The Life Sciences Secondary School was locked down when a student brought in a BB gun, the DOE said.

Upper West Side »

Upper West Side Needs More Middle School Seats, Parents Say

Parents said they're anxious about their children getting middle school seats in District 3.