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Financial District »

Downtown School Forms 'Human Chain' to Protest Cuomo's Teacher Evaluations

Parents and students at the Spruce Street School joined hands to protest Cuomo's controversial reforms.

Bed-Stuy »

Faculty, Students to Protest Decision to Shutter Bed-Stuy Charter School

The Department of Education will close the Ethical Community Charter School due to poor test scores.

Kips Bay »

School's Plan to Dump Traditional Homework Gets Growing Support

P.S. 116's policy is going before CB2's schools and education committee Monday night.

Kips Bay »

Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

P.S. 116 stopped assigning math worksheets and essays as homework, angering many parents.

Park Slope »

Park Slope Schools Getting New Science Lab, Fire Alarm Under DOE Plan

The Department of Education's capital plan calls for $65.3 million in upgrades at District 15 schools.

Gramercy »

City Lifts Cellphone Ban for 1.1M Public School Students

The city lifted a longstanding ban Monday, allowing students to bring cellphones to school.

Mott Haven »

Bronx Parents Fleeing Low-Performing Schools, Advocacy Group Says

Enrollment declined by 31 percent since 2009 at 33 of the borough's schools, a report found.

Park Slope »

Teachers at Top Brooklyn Schools Ask Parents to Help Save Their Jobs

Teachers say Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed evaluation system could cost some educators their jobs.

Civic Center »

City Schools Must Add More Girls' Sports Under Title IX, Settlement Says

After viloating Title IX, city schools must add more girls' sports under a new federal agreement.

Midtown »

Taylor Swift Donated $50K to City's Public Schools

The superstar had previously announced she would donate proceeds from her song "Welcome To New York."

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.