District 2 Community Education Council

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Boerum Hill »

Middle School Seats as Hard to Get as Rolling Stones Tickets, Parents Say

City parents want changes made to the stressful and unfair middle school admissions process.

Greenwich Village »

Village Parents Push NYU to Extend Public School's Construction Deadline

Parents want NYU to extend a year-end deadline for a new public school on Bleecker Street.

Kips Bay »

New Murray Hill School Gives East Side Parents More Choice

Zoning changes that begin to take effect in fall of 2013 will help reduce overcrowding in the area.

Kips Bay »

Kips Bay Parents Fight Plan to Bring 'Underprivileged' Kids to New School

Nearly 50 parents signed a petition claiming the zoning lines for the new P.S. 281 would hurt the school.

Kips Bay »

Overcrowded East Side School Zones to Shrink in 2013

The District 2 Community Education Council voted to approve sweeping zoning changes Thursday.

Chelsea »

Redrawn School Zones Will Ease Crowding in Chelsea and Village, DOE Says

The proposed changes will go into effect when the Foundling school opens in 2014.

Chelsea »

DOE Unveils Plan to Shift Chelsea and West Village School Zones

The DOE will re-draw zones in Chelsea and the West Village for the 2014 school year.

Upper East Side »

DOE Glitch Sends Students from Under-Enrolled School to Overcrowded Ones

A mistake sent students slated for the under-enrolled P.S. 267 to other schools instead.

Kips Bay »

City Unveils Zoning Plan for New Kips Bay School

P.S. 281 is scheduled to open on East 35th Street near First Avenue in fall of 2013.

Gramercy »

DOE Selects 'Suggested' Sites for Success Academy Collocations

Washington Irving and High School of Graphic Communication Arts named as "suggested sites."

Midtown »

Six More Success Academy Charter Schools Coming to Manhattan and Brooklyn

Success Academy charter school is planning to open two schools in overcrowded District 2 in Manhattan.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Waitlists Stretch to First Grade at P.S. 59

Parents of prospective P.S. 59 students are facing waitlists for both kindergarten and first grade.

Manhattan »

Success Academy Charter School Wants More Manhattan Classroom Space

Critics of Success Academy charter school said Manhattan's District 2 is already overcrowded.

Manhattan »

City May Kill Pre-K Classes to Accommodate Waitlisted Kindergartners

The DOE may eliminate pre-k programs to free up space for hundreds of waitlisted kindergartners.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Chelsea School Bucks the Trend With No Kindergarten Waitlist

Even though other schools have huge waitlists, P.S. 11 has accommodated all its zoned students.