Enrollment declined by 31 percent since 2009 at 33 of the borough's schools, a report found.
In a survey published Thursday, 35 percent of participants said improving schools is most important.
From joining a committee to starting a dual language program, parents are transforming schools.
The program visited at least 30 city public schools last year, according to its Facebook page.
Schools will reopen Wednesday after city students got a snow day.
Panelists at an education forum said Bed-Stuy schools are in "crisis" due to a lack of resources.
Dyasha Smith, 21, choked to death on a muffin in her Cobble Hill school.
Administrative assistants for Community Education Councils haven't had a raise since 2008.
Manuel Ramirez was appointed superintendent after 10 years at successful M.S. 327 in The Bronx.
The city has closed Rainbow Montessori's pre-k programs in The Bronx.
Officials abruptly canceled 9 pre-K programs and postponed 36 more just before the first day of school.
Jamaica High School educated politicians, authors and filmmakers before closing this summer.
Lamont Smith, 45, was shot on 229th Street and Schieffelin Avenue.
Relatives of Carl Richardson established a foundation in his name to help curb violence after his death.
A proposal to provide housing for the homeless on Fulton Avenue near 170th Street has drawn criticism.
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