District 1

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Upper West Side »

Plan Would Send Kids to Schools Based on Family's Income, Not Location

Education leaders are pushing for a change in school zoning they believe would increase diversity.

Fort Greene »

City is Failing to Improve School Diversity, Parents and Advocates Say

Parents are disappointed that the de Blasio administration has not prioritized school diversity.

Lower East Side »

Parents and Principals Call Foul Over Lack of School Gym Space on LES

Kids at one local high school exercise in two converted classrooms in lieu of a gym.

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.

TriBeCa »

Councilwoman Chin and Challenger Rajkumar Spar in Contentious Debate

The two candidates faced off in a heated debate for the District 1 City Council seat.

New York City »

Public Kindergarten Applications Due Friday for Fall 2013

The kindergarten application process varies by district.

Mott Haven »

More Districts Scrap School Zones to Give Families More Options

Districts in Manhattan, The Bronx and Brooklyn are giving families more choices for kindergarten.

East Village & Lower East Side »

East Village Schools Split Along Racial Lines Under City Policy

The DOE no longer uses diversity as a factor in elementary school admissions in the East Village.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Kindergarten Application Season Begins in Free-Floating District 1

District 1 has no zoned schools, so families must pick the kindergarten they want to apply for.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Girls Prep Charter School Looking to Expand on Lower East Side After Bitter Battle

Girls Prep Charter School wants to increase its elementary grades at the building it shares with two schools.

East Village & Lower East Side »

East Village School Cites Environmental 'Crisis' in Plea for New Space

The East Village Community School says the discovery of oil in the ground beneath them is grounds for relocation.