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Civic Center »

Albany's Empty Promises on Pre-K Show Need for de Blasio Tax, Advocates Say

Every governor since George Pataki has promised statewide universal pre-kindergarten.

Civic Center »

Education Department Diverts $210 Million Away From Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the new funds will help pay for things including universal pre-K seats.

East Harlem »

DOE Worker Slashed in Face as He Shovels Outside E. Harlem School: Police

A worker who was shoveling snow at P.S. 102 was slashed in the face, the NYPD said.

Upper East Side »

Schools Open But Transit Slow After Storm Dumps Foot of Snow

More than a foot of snow fell on parts of the city, the National Weather Service said.

Jackson Heights »

DOE May Bring Dual Language Program to Jackson Heights Middle School

Parents have expressed an interest in the DOE bringing a dual-language program to IS 230.

Forest Hills »

Forest Hills HS Gossip Facebook Page Removed After Threat

The page contained a warning that students should not come to the school. 

Sunset Park »

Pellet Gun Prompts Lockdown at Middle School, Officials Say

I.S. 220 John J. Pershing was on lockdown after a student brought a pellet gun to school, officials said.

Canarsie »

Principal Knocks Parents Who Shun School Uniforms For Religious Beliefs

Principal Lorenzo Chambers said in a letter he didn't buy parents' excuses for kids not wearing uniforms.

Upper East Side »

Parents Talk Admissions, Courses with Principal of New UES Middle School

M.S. 177 will open in fall 2014 under the direction of Prinicpal Christina Riggio.

Jackson Heights »

Parents Upset by Lack of Translated Materials at School Rezoning Meeting

The rezoning meeting was filled with parents, but the DOE didn't have proper translation.  

Park Slope »

P.S. 321 High-Stakes Testing Foes Hope for a Win After Years of Battle

Park Slope's P.S. 321 has long been a leader in the movement against high-stakes testing.

Chelsea »

Education Department Rolls Out Rules to Help Kids Navigate Social Media

Online profiles may follow students their whole lives, they’ll be reminded.

East Village »

Lower East Side Parents Invited to Design New School

The Saturday event will seek input from parents on a potential school in the Essex Crossing development.

Upper West Side »

Beacon HS Hit with 8 Violations After Chemistry Explosion, FDNY Says

The explosion injured two tenth-grade students at the West 61st Street school

Woodside »

Crowded Woodside Middle School to Get 600-Seat Addition

The addition at IS 125 is meant to replace the school's temporary classrooms, the DOE said.

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