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Civic Center »

De Blasio Promises to Streamline Special Education Reimbursement Process

State legislators pressured the city to make it easier for parents to get private school education.

Bed-Stuy »

Discarded Test Papers Behind Bed-Stuy School Reveal Student Information

Parents at the Eubie Blake School were upset to learn student names were accidentally released.

Carroll Gardens »

Founding Principal Bids Farewell to Carroll Gardens School

Alyce Barr, principal of Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, discussed her years at the school.

West Village »

Parents Push for Fewer Seats at Planned Village Middle School

The new 75 Morton St. school is planned to serve 1,000 middle school students, officials said.

Mount Hope »

14-Year-Old Boy Stabbed to Death Outside Bronx Middle School

Timothy Crump, 14, was stabbed to death by a teenager outside Joseph H. Wade Middle School, police said.

Upper West Side »

UWS Parents Slam Chancellor for Ignoring Construction, Waitlist Issues

Parents grilled Carmen Fariña on the development near P.S. 163 and the long waitlist at P.S. 199.

Rockaway Beach »

Single Mom Battled Cancer and a Hurricane to Earn Her College Degree

Ellen Sautner, 54, graduates Monday with her bachelor's degree after nearly a decade.

West Harlem »

Clocks and PA System Have Been Broken in Harlem School All Year

Parents at P.S. 242 complain that the DOE has taken too long to respond. 

Sunnyside »

Worker Dies in 5-Story Elevator Fall at School Construction Site: Officials

The worker was wearing a safety harness but had not connected it to a life line, officials said.

Bay Ridge »

Thousands of Kids Denied Pre-K Seats as Demand Exceeds Supply

More than 15,000 children vying for public school pre-K spots received rejection letters, the city said.

Upper West Side »

UWS Education Leaders Urge Boycott of Standardized Practice Tests

Members of CEC 3 said the tests are of value only to the testing company and not to students. 

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Family Files Suit Against the City

The suit alleges negligence in the death of the teen, who went missing from his school in October.

Jamaica »

Video Game Design, Free Food Coming to Queens Libraries This Summer

The Queens Library will also offer reading series' for kids and teens.

Jamaica Hills »

City Investigating Principal at Queens School After Complaints

Students at Queens Gateway accused their principal of disproportionately raising senior dues.

Ditmas Park »

Firecracker Explodes on School Bus, FDNY Says

A child was seriously hurt when a firework exploded on a Brooklyn charter school bus, officials said.

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