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City Council Wants to Change Specialized High School Admissions Process

The legislation calls for the DOE to make diversity a priority in its decision-making.

Greenwich Village »

NYU Extends Construction Deadline for Proposed Bleecker St. Public School

The city now has until the end of 2018 to decide whether NYU's Bleecker St. site should become a school.

Upper West Side »

How to Get Your 4-Year-Old Ready for Gifted and Talented Admissions

Here's what you need to know if you're hoping to score a G&T seat for your 4-year-old in fall 2015.

Greenwich Village »

Village Parents Push NYU to Extend Public School's Construction Deadline

Parents want NYU to extend a year-end deadline for a new public school on Bleecker Street.

East Flatbush »

Principal Tried to Bar Blind Counselor's Seeing Eye Dog, Complaint Says

Tami Hernandez-Rosenberg was given extra work and told she couldn't have her guide dog, she said.

Financial District »

Assembly Speaker Offers Own Offices to Fix Overcrowded Classrooms

Speaker Silver is offering space in his office building to create more classrooms at DOE headquarters.

Elmhurst »

14-Year-Old Girl Backs Off Claim of Sex Attack on Way to School, Police Say

An eighth grader initially said she was was groped on her way to I.S. 5 Tuesday, officials said.  

Windsor Terrace »

DOE Unveils Plan for New Middle School and Rezoning in District 15

The rezoning would affect P.S. 154, P.S. 130, P.S. 131 and P.S. 230.

Lower East Side »

There's Still Time to Enroll Your 4-Year-Old in Free Pre-K This Fall

The city extended the Oct. 1 pre-K enrollment deadline because scores of seats are still empty.

Greenwich Village »

City on Verge of Losing NYU Site That Was Supposed to Become Public School

The DOE must commit to build a school on Bleecker Street by Dec. 31, or else NYU will retake the site.

East New York »

City Pays $50K to Settle Lawsuit of Bullied Sixth-Grader Who Killed Herself

12-year-old Maria Herrera hanged herself after being tormented by classmates for more than a year.

Upper West Side »

Lunch Scraps to Be Composted in Every Manhattan and Staten Island School

The composting program is being expanded to include 720 city public schools.

Civic Center »

Parents Outraged by Overcrowded Classrooms in DOE Headquarters

The Peck Slip School, located in Tweed Courthouse, is cramming up to 50 students into classrooms.

St. George »

Former Principal Appointed Staten Island's Director of Education

Rose Kerr previously served as principal of the Staten Island School of Civic Leadership.

Sunset Park »

Goodbye, School Letter Grades. Hello, 'Qualitative' Reviews

A "quality snapshot" focused on school performance will replace letter grades, Carmen Fariña said.

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