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Upper West Side »

Schools to Begin Switch to Compostable Lunch Trays

Advocates hope the trays will help stop plastics and other materials getting into compostable waste.

Claremont »

Bronx Teacher Arrested for Trying to Seduce 14-Year-Old Girl, Police Say

Jonathan Blum, of Dreamyard Prepatory School, was arrested in an undercover sting, police said.

Jamaica »

4 Pre-K Centers to Open in Central and Southeast Queens This Fall

The centers — three in Jamaica and one in Kew Gardens — will provide 270 new pre-K seats.

St. George »

Residents Rally to Save Century-Old St. George Wall

The city plans to tear down the historic wall during renovation of Curtis High School.

Upper West Side »

Riverside Center School to Open in 2018 as Beacon Construction Delayed

The new Riverside Center school will have two grades each and serve K-8 grades, the DOE said. 

Long Island City »

Parents Start Petition for More School Seats in LIC

Parents started a petition after 50 kids were wait-listed at the neighborhood's only elementary school.

Sunset Park »

Sunset Park Schools Have No Kindergarten Waitlists This Year, DOE Says

Schools in the neighborhood have had long kindergarten waitlists since at least 2012.

Greenwich Village »

City to Unveil Plans for New Middle School at 75 Morton St.

Drawings and plans will be presented at a May 11 meeting, according to an email sent to P.S. 41 parents.

Forest Hills »

2 New Schools Planned for Forest Hills, DOE Says

The DOE announced two new schools serving the Forest Hills area, but the sites are still tentative.

Upper East Side »

8 Tips for Finding the Right Pre-K for Your Child

Experts share tips on what to consider when picking a pre-K program by Friday's deadline.

Long Island City »

Dozens of Zoned Students Waitlisted at P.S. 78 in Hunters Point

Parents worry public school seats aren't keeping up with the growing neighborhood.

Chelsea »

Middle Schools Could Stop Weeding Out Kids Who Don't Rank Them First

A parent leader says schools should not be able to see how kids rank them during the admissions process.

Forest Hills »

Parents Furious Forest Hills Schools Don't Have Room For Their Kids

A number of parents said that their children were placed far from their zoned schools.

Financial District »

Sheldon SIlver Applauded at Schools Meeting, Says He Will Be 'Vindicated'

The embattled assemblyman led his school overcrowding task force meeting Wednesday evening.

Corona »

Pols Push City to Expand Corona School Where Hundreds Learn in Trailers

The 1,700 students at P.S. 143 share a small building, with 6 trailers and an annex 15 blocks away.