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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.

Inwood »

Teacher Fired For Having Kids Write Why They Hate Classmate on Blackboard

Teacher Madeline Luciano was fired from P.S. 18 after letting students write that a classmate was ugly.

Upper West Side »

Racial Gap Widening at Upper West Side Schools, Data Shows

The percentage of African-American students at local schools has steadily declined over the past decade.

Windsor Terrace »

More Than 400 Pre-K Seats Added to Windsor Terrace and Kensington, DOE Says

A pre-K program in the old Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School building will serve 378 children.

Upper West Side »

UWS Parents Fear Student Squeeze in DOE Plan to Add Kindergarten Classes

P.S. 87 and P.S. 9 are both getting an additional kindergarten class next school under the DOE's plan.

Fort George »

Farina Visits Uptown School To Announce Expansion of Autism Services

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said the city will open 41 new classes for students with autism.

Park Slope »

Crime Down at Park Slope School Where Students Want Metal Detectors Removed

Like schools citywide, Park Slope Collegiate has seen a drop in violent incidents, data show.

Brooklyn Heights »

DOE Cuts 25 Kindergarten Seats at Brooklyn Heights School

Parents fear the loss of a kindergarten class will result in a waitlist at the popular P.S. 8.

East Harlem »

Elementary School Evacuated Amid Bomb Scare, Parents Say

Police searched P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier for an explosive device, the NYPD said.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Student Brought a Loaded Gun to Manhattan High School, Police Say

Matthew Dallas-Fields, 16, brought a loaded gun to High School for Environmental Studies, police said.

Financial District »

New Pre-K Classes Will Share Building With Downtown Drug Abuse Center

A class of 108 pre-K seats is opening at 2 Washington St., which houses the treatment center Exponents.

Prospect Heights »

Strangers Approached Kids Near 4 City Schools This Month, Officials Warn

All four incidents happened within a week of each other in Brooklyn, police and school staff said.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Clinton Principal Readies Students, and School, To Grow

The Clinton School for Writers and Artists will move to a new building next year and add a high school.

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.