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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.

Park Slope »

Can You Spot the Grammar Mistake in the City's $645K Pre-K Ad Campaign?

The Department of Education's signs promoting free pre-K had an error, experts said.

Jamaica »

5 People Seriously Hurt as Car Crashes Into School Bus, Officials Say

Nine students were on board the bus when it was hit in Jamaica, officials said.

Upper West Side »

School Opening in Beacon HS Space to Use City as Extension of Classroom

The new 6-12 West End Secondary School will feature an interdisciplinary curriculum, its principal said.

Upper West Side »

Elections Staff Calls Police on Principal for Holding Lunch in Voting Area

P.S. 84's principal was confronted by BOE staff for letting her students eat in the school's cafeteria.

Sunnyside (Staten Island) »

Parents and Teachers 'Intimidated' by Pro-NYPD T-Shirt Protest, NAACP Says

Members of the local NAACP said they've been getting calls about the protest in schools.

Woodside »

Plan to Bus P.S. 11 Students to Astoria Gets 'Chaotic' Start

Kindergarten students are being bused to P.S. 171 while an addition is built at their Woodside school.

Jamaica »

Islamic School's Pre-K Canceled by City Reopens as Private Program

Rising Stars Islamic School was one of the nine UPK sites the city canceled or postponed this year.

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