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Upper West Side »

Parents on 'Swollen' School Wait List Call for Added Kindergarten Class

Parents who are zoned for P.S. 199 say the school should consider adding another kindergarten class. 

Edenwald »

Substitute Teacher Fired for Asking 4th Graders for Dating Advice

Cassandre Fiering asked children to help her choose between two men, she admitted.

Upper East Side »

Dozens of Young Artists Exhibit Their Work at Guggenheim Museum

More than 100 works by public elementary school students are on display through June.

East Village »

East Village Middle School Evacuated After Bathroom Fire, Officials Say

Technology, Arts and Sciences middle school was evacuated Wednesday morning, officials said.

Astoria »

What to Do If Your Child Is Waitlisted for Kindergarten

Here are tips on what to do if your family is still waiting for a seat.

Morningside Heights »

Columbia Students File Complaint Over Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims

Students say the university regularly brushes sexual assault cases under the rug, violating the law.

Corona »

Corona School Has Longest Kindergarten Waitlist in NYC

It's the second year in a row for P.S. 307, which was built in 2008 to help alleviate overcrowding.

West Harlem »

Demand for Harlem School Spots Should Prevent Charter Growth, Leaders Say

Harlem Success Academy is trying to take over classrooms at Frederick Douglass Academy II.

Long Island City »

Number of Waitlisted Kindergartners Dropped by Half This Year, DOE Says

Kindergarten waitlists dropped by nearly 50 percent, DOE officials said after sending out offer letters.

Chinatown »

Lunar New Year, Muslim Holidays Won't Be Added to School Calendar This Year

Lunar New Year and the Muslim holidays happen to fall on weekends and school breaks in 2014-15.

Flushing »

Bilingual Kids See Gifted Scores Drop After Test Changes, Parents Say

Changes to the gifted and talented exam put children of immigrants at a disadvantage, experts said.

New Brighton »

Seventh-Grade Girls Hospitalized After Drinking Booze in Class, DOE Says

Eight 7th graders were were caught drinking alcohol in an I.S. 61 classroom, a parent said.

Civic Center »

State Test Scores No Longer Sole Basis for School Promotion, DOE Says

Teachers and principals will use student grades and work to decide who passes summer school.

Rego Park »

Rego Park Getting Dozens of New Full-Day Pre-K Seats

The number of pre-K seats in the neighborhood will increase from 72 to 118.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo Tried to Run Away Day Before He Went Missing, Attorney Says

The family's lawyer says Avonte made a similar attempt to run a day prior to his disappearance.

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