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Sunset Park »

Sunset Park School Not at Fault for Teen's 3-day Disappearance: Officials

The report found that 4 special needs students, including Nashaly Perez, walked out of school on Sept 15

East New York »

Teacher Told Girl to Toss Sandwich in Garbage And Then Eat it, Lawsuit Says

The Brooklyn mom of the second-grader plans to sue city, claiming she was humiliated in front of class.

Corona »

Trailers Used as Classrooms to be Removed at Queens School After Decades

One of the six trailers at P.S. 19, Marino Jeantet, dates back to 1987.

Civic Center »

Downtown's Peck Slip School Goes Vegetarian

The elementary school, housed in Tweed Courthouse, is the city's second meatless public school.

Upper West Side »

MAP: 46,000 New School Seats Coming to NYC

The most seats are coming to Queens, with the fewest slated for Manhattan and Staten Island.

Civic Center »

City's Public Schools Open But Travel Could Be Dangerous, Officials Say

Commuters were hit with freezing rain Monday, but Staten Island Chuck predicted an early spring.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

QUIZ: Identify These Illegal Drugs By Their Scientology 'Street Names'

A Church of Scientology-backed group teaches kids about drugs in city schools. 

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Scientology-Backed Anti-Drug Program At Work in City Public Schools

The program visited at least 30 city public schools last year, according to its Facebook page.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Public Schools Will Be Closed Tuesday Due to Blizzard

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that schools would be closed Tuesday because of the storm.

Bed-Stuy »

Brooklyn Teacher Arrested in Sex Crimes Case, Police Say

Waris Grant, a teacher at Bed-Stuy's P.S. 256, is charged with promoting prostitution. 

Midtown »

4 Reasons Parents Are Happy That School Superintendents Are Back in Power

Families believe newly empowered superintendents will be more responsive to complaints about schools.

New Springville »

Fire at School Causes Widespread Power Outages, Con Ed Says

The fire caused 309 homes in New Springville to lose power Tuesday morning, Con Ed said.

Sunset Park »

Families Launch 'Selfie' Campaign to Demand New Schools

Some parents who are tired of waiting for new schools want the city to consider adding one on Third Ave.

Upper West Side »

MAP: Green Roofs, Music Practice Rooms Part of $40M Upgrade to Schools

The projects range from upgrading facilities like auditoriums and boilers to creating rooftop gardens.

Downtown Brooklyn »

40 New and Expanding Dual Language Programs Coming to NYC Schools

The languages range from Hebrew to Haitian Creole and will start in September 2015.