Kindergarten waitlists dropped by nearly 50 percent, DOE officials said after sending out offer letters.
Lunar New Year and the Muslim holidays happen to fall on weekends and school breaks in 2014-15.
Changes to the gifted and talented exam put children of immigrants at a disadvantage, experts said.
Eight 7th graders were were caught drinking alcohol in an I.S. 61 classroom, a parent said.
Teachers and principals will use student grades and work to decide who passes summer school.
The number of pre-K seats in the neighborhood will increase from 72 to 118.
The family's lawyer says Avonte made a similar attempt to run a day prior to his disappearance.
Just 13 percent of 4-year-olds qualified for citywide G&T seats, down from 21 percent last year.
Full-day pre-K sections are coming to P.S. 116 and P.S. 40 this fall, according to officials.
Two 16-year-old students took more than $1,700 from a fellow student at a Carroll Gardens school.
The Coalition for Muslim School Holidays hopes to ensure the mayor keeps his promise to include Eid.
The city is converting 75 Morton St. to a new middle school, which will open in 2017.
Private nursery schools are preparing for big changes thanks to the city's universal pre-K plan.
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña promised changes at a meeting uptown on Thursday.
The DOE has not announced what will become of the Beacon school building in 2015.
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