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Civic Center »

School Lunch Prices Rise 25 Cents Monday in First Hike in Decade

The price of school lunch goes up by 25 cents to $1.75 on Monday.

Prospect Heights »

Dept. of Education Apologizes For Truancy Calls to Dead Teen's Family

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the mistake might be attributable to a "bureaucratic error."

West Farms »

Army Reservist Who Served in Sandy Recovery Says City Wrongfully Fired Her

Ninfa Soto is suing the city, claiming she lost her job over a paperwork snafu.

Long Island City »

DOE Will Continue Guaranteed Enrollment for Local Kids at LIC HS

The school was proposed to be one of a handful in the city that would not guarantee seats for local kids.

East Village »

East Village School Construction Project to Shut Down Half the Playground

The $3.2 million project will affect the Neighborhood School and Star Academy/P.S. 63 for two years.

East Elmhurst »

Former Principal Found Dead in Queens, 85-Year-Old Husband Charged: Cops

Dr. Vergie Muhammad, who went by "Sister," was found dead in the home she shared with her husband.

Midland Beach »

Staten Island Pols Call on Mayoral Candidates to Stop I.S. 2 Co-Location

Elected officials have called on mayoral candidates to join their opposition to the co-location.

Mott Haven »

Successful Mott Haven Middle School Grows Into a High School

M.S. 223 added ninth grade classes this year, after a decade of middle school success.

Maspeth »

Principal Warns Students Not to Walk With Headphones After Horrific Crash

But witnesses and surveillance video don't suggest victims were using headphones.

Melrose »

Kindergarten Applications to Go Online, DOE Announces

Starting in January, families can apply to kindergarten online instead of in person, DOE officials said.

Coney Island »

School Year Starts for Many with Missing Teaching Materials, Union Says

Teachers needed new materials to prepare students for the harder Common Core tests.

Long Island City »

New School Buildings Bring Classroom Space to Growing Hunters Point

Two new facilities opened in the neighborhood, where parents have been calling for more school seats.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

P.S. 51 Families Return to Hell's Kitchen for First Day of School

P.S. 51's new building opened on Monday, after families spent two years commuting to the Upper East side.

Corona »

Students Excited to Head Back to Classes on First Day of School

More than a millon students returned to school Monday.

Park Slope »

First Day of School Means Start of Controversial New Teacher Eval System

Specialized teachers will be partially graded on students' performances in other classes.

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