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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.

East Village »

Construction at School Playground Stalled by Winter, Principals Say

A construction project has taken up most of the Star Academy and Neighborhood School's play space.

East Harlem »

De Blasio Urges East Harlem Residents to Stay Indoors and Avoid Smoke

The mayor said the smoke does not pose a threat to healthy New Yorkers amid fears of contaminated air.

Flushing »

Pre-School Operator Overcharged Government by Millions, Investigation Finds

Cheon Park, who runs Bilingual SEIT and Preschool, pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

Inwood »

Round 2 of High School Admissions Begins for Eighth-Graders

Round 2 of applications has started, after 45 percent of students got their first choice in Round 1.

Emerson Hill »

Football Coach Sued for Not Breaking Up Locker Room Fight That Injured Teen

A 15-year-old student had his jaw broken after the coach did not intervene, the suit says.  

Central Harlem »

Charter Schools Boss Eva Moskowitz Demands 'Educational Justice' From City

Moskowitz fought back after the city blocked a plan to co-locate three Success Academy schools.

Lower East Side »

Lower East Side High School Plans IT Career Program

The principal of University Neighborhood High School said she wants a technology program by fall 2015.

Lower East Side »

Parents and Principals Call Foul Over Lack of School Gym Space on LES

Kids at one local high school exercise in two converted classrooms in lieu of a gym.

Inwood »

Don't Put New High School in IS 52, Parents Tell DOE

Parents and advocates are furious that the DOE is moving ahead with the Bloomberg-era co-location plan.

Upper West Side »

Pre-K Guide: How to Score a Seat for Your Child

Pre-K admission is highly competitive in some neighborhoods, while others have plenty of extra seats.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Plans to Double Number of After-School Seats by Fall 2014

The mayor vowed to more than double the number of middle school after-school slots by the fall of 2014.

Civic Center »

City Kicks Off Pre-K Application Period by Extending Deadline

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña called parents Monday to let them know about pre-K enrollment.