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Washington Heights »

Sudden Shutdown of Pre-K Program Sends Parents Scrambling for Alternatives

At least one parent said he was not informed that a Hudson Heights pre-K would not open Thursday.

Central Harlem »

School Lacking Own PA System Would Not Be Prepared in Crisis, Officials Say

Columbia Secondary School does not have use of its PA system, a situation parents call "unsafe."

Great Kills »

Teachers Warned Not to Wear Pro-NYPD T-Shirts to School

A note shared online warned teachers not to protest the union's support of an Eric Garner rally.

Forest Hills »

DOE Sends Abusive Teacher Back to Classroom, Angering Forest Hills Parents

P.S. 101 parents are angry that science teacher Richard Parlini is being allowed back into the school.

Central Harlem »

Harlem School Has Broken Clocks and Public Address System for Second Year

P.S. 242's clocks and PA system have not worked in some classrooms since September 2013.

Ozone Park »

Air Conditioning Fire Sparks Evacuation at Queens School, FDNY Says

P.S. 63 in Ozone Park was briefly evacuated on its first day back from summer vacation, the FDNY said.

Civic Center »

Pre-K Sites Closed by City Are Under Investigation for 'Integrity Issues'

The Department of Investigation says it is investigating at least 5 of the 9 shuttered pre-K programs.

Civic Center »

City Used Inexperienced Workers to Inspect Pre-K Facilities, Sources Say

Education workers with no inspection experience were given crash course on pre-K walk-throughs.

Midtown »

45 Pre-K Programs Delayed or Canceled Due to Safety Concerns, Officials Say

Officials abruptly canceled 9 pre-K programs and postponed 36 more just before the first day of school.

Crown Heights »

Political Candidate Accuses Foe of Ignoring Rape Reports Without Proof

Rubain Dorancy accused Jesse Hamilton of ignoring 6 alleged rapes and assaults, with no substantiation.

Vinegar Hill »

De Blasio Accuses Stringer of Fearmongering on Universal Pre-K

The mayor said the comptroller's report misrepresented the current status of pre-K expansion.

Windsor Terrace »

126 New Pre-K Seats Coming to Windsor Terrace and Park Slope

The city will hold a lottery for the pre-K seats, which will be open to families living in District 15.

Upper West Side »

Principal Tapped for New UWS School in Beacon HS Space

Jessica Jenkins will lead the West End Secondary School of Urban Studies.

Central Harlem »

Trio of New Charter Schools Vying to Open in Harlem Next Year

The charters include a school for boys and one that teaches kindergartners a new language.

Long Island City »

P.S. 78 Parents Start Petition Against Earlier School Hours

The school day at P.S. 78 will start 40 minutes earlier this fall, a change that has upset some parents.

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