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Cut City School Class Sizes by Increasing Taxes on Absentee Owners: UFT

By taxing absentee owners, NY State could gather money to downsize public schools classes to 15 students

Upper West Side »

MAP: These Are the Most Popular Elementary Schools in New York City

DNAinfo crunched kindergarten application data to find the city's most popular schools.

Bed-Stuy »

'Avonte's Law,' Requiring Exit Alarms at Schools, Clears City Council

The new "audible alarms bill" requires the city to examine schools to see where alarms are necessary.

Jackson Heights »

High School Mural Depicts Students' Shared Immigration Struggle

The Flushing International HS mural shows the pain, loss and excitement of students' paths to the US.

Central Harlem »

De Blasio's 'Problem' With Moskowitz Sparked Charter Denial, Lawsuit Says

Parents from Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy charter schools sued Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Chinatown »

Politicians Push for Lunar New Year to Be School Holiday

Legislation would require the city to consider closing schools that have low attendance on holidays.

Prospect Heights »

Grieving Dad Says School Calls to Complain That Dead Son Skips Class

The father of the Brooklyn boy who drowned on a class trip has been called repeatedly.

Elmhurst »

DOE Investigating Queens Principal Who Allegedly Made Racist Remarks

The principal of Pan American International High School allegedly made racist remarks.

Williamsburg »

Despite Internet Unease, Brooklyn Yeshivas Get Wired on Government's Dime

Institutions that fail to teach math and science are getting millions for wifi, the Jewish Week reports.

Bed-Stuy »

Bright Spots Among Bed-Stuy's Struggling Public Schools

Bedford-Stuyvesant's District 16 has reason for optimism, parents say.

Prospect Heights »

New Schools Win Acclaim in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights

The brightest public schools in District 17 emphasize Spanish, fencing and banana biology.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Parents Want More Action to Remove Toxins from Schools

An effort to remove toxic PCB chemicals from P.S. 199 failed, and now parents want more testing to pinpoint the source of the harmful toxins.

Manhattan »

Walmart's New York Donation Comes Under Fire

Walmart has given nearly $1.1 million for city initiatives, but critics say the company isn't honest about it's business practices.

Manhattan »

EPA Stops Testing Schools for PCBs, Report Says

The EPA has reportedly ended testing for PCBs in city schools, following an agreement to replace potentially toxic light fixtures.

Harlem »

Protesters Demand Mayor's Choice of Schools Chief be Rejected

Opponents plan to challenge any waiver exemption given to Cathie Black allowing her to become Schools Chancellor.

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