Pat Carney, who has a background in business, taught at P.S. 234 before opening Sixth Avenue Elementary.
Kids and their parents were equally excited for the new school in the former Foundling Hospital.
Officials abruptly canceled 9 pre-K programs and postponed 36 more just before the first day of school.
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Kindergarten waitlists dropped by nearly 50 percent, DOE officials said after sending out offer letters.
The school's pre-K classroom will be used for a second-grade class, the principal announced.
A proposal to ease overcrowding at P.S. 11 in Woodside would make it worse, parents said.
LePort Schools will welcome more than 100 students to its first Brooklyn campus in 2015, officials said.
Every governor since George Pataki has promised statewide universal pre-kindergarten.
Uptown's WHEELS will host parents Thursday night as it expands to include 100 kindergartners next year.
Some uptown schools have scheduled tours after applications are due.
Starting in January, families can apply to kindergarten online instead of in person, DOE officials said.
P.S. 281 welcomed its first pre-K and kindergarten students on Monday.
A new pre-K affiliated with PAVE Academy Charter School will offer 54 seats in the fall of 2013.
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