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Sunnyside »

Worker Dies in 5-Story Elevator Fall at School Construction Site: Officials

The worker was wearing a safety harness but had not connected it to a life line, officials said.

Bay Ridge »

Thousands of Kids Denied Pre-K Seats as Demand Exceeds Supply

More than 15,000 children vying for public school pre-K spots received rejection letters, the city said.

Upper West Side »

UWS Education Leaders Urge Boycott of Standardized Practice Tests

Members of CEC 3 said the tests are of value only to the testing company and not to students. 

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Family Files Suit Against the City

The suit alleges negligence in the death of the teen, who went missing from his school in October.

Jamaica »

Video Game Design, Free Food Coming to Queens Libraries This Summer

The Queens Library will also offer reading series' for kids and teens.

Jamaica Hills »

City Investigating Principal at Queens School After Complaints

Students at Queens Gateway accused their principal of disproportionately raising senior dues.

Ditmas Park »

Firecracker Explodes on School Bus, FDNY Says

A child was seriously hurt when a firework exploded on a Brooklyn charter school bus, officials said.

Flatbush »

Two Brooklyn Fourth Graders Charged with Poisoning Teacher, Police Say

The students allegedly put rat poison in their teacher's water bottle Monday at P.S. 315. 

Upper West Side »

Parents on 'Swollen' School Wait List Call for Added Kindergarten Class

Parents who are zoned for P.S. 199 say the school should consider adding another kindergarten class. 

Edenwald »

Substitute Teacher Fired for Asking 4th Graders for Dating Advice

Cassandre Fiering asked children to help her choose between two men, she admitted.

Upper East Side »

Dozens of Young Artists Exhibit Their Work at Guggenheim Museum

More than 100 works by public elementary school students are on display through June.

East Village »

East Village Middle School Evacuated After Bathroom Fire, Officials Say

Technology, Arts and Sciences middle school was evacuated Wednesday morning, officials said.

Astoria »

What to Do If Your Child Is Waitlisted for Kindergarten

Here are tips on what to do if your family is still waiting for a seat.

Morningside Heights »

Columbia Students File Complaint Over Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims

Students say the university regularly brushes sexual assault cases under the rug, violating the law.

Corona »

Corona School Has Longest Kindergarten Waitlist in NYC

It's the second year in a row for P.S. 307, which was built in 2008 to help alleviate overcrowding.

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