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DOE Rejects Plan to Ease Overcrowding at P.S. 116 For Second Time

After reviewing its initial rejection of a plan to ease overcrowding at P.S. 116, the DOE has said no.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Washington Irving High School Closure Plan Sparks Outrage

Washington Irving High School in Gramercy is among the latest schools to be marked for closure.

Midtown & Theater District »

Mayor Bloomberg Defends Call to Cut Teachers by Half

Critics have slammed the mayor, who said he'd like to fire half the city's teachers to pay others more.

Manhattan »

Bloomberg Says He Has 'Own Army' in NYPD, Slams Teachers

Mayor Michael Bloomberg discussed some of the perks of being mayor during a speech at MIT.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Parents, Officials Want Hudson Yards Considered in School Rezoning

Some are concerned the Hudson Yards project will bring hundreds of students to schools that aren't prepared for them.

Manhattan »

City Council Leaders Blast DOE Over School Layoffs

City Council members said Tuesday that the largest round of layoffs since the mayor took office could have been prevented.

Midtown & Theater District »

Principal Daryl Blank Gave Up Basketball Career for Teaching

High School of Fashion Industries' Daryl Blank is DNAinfo.com's Principal of the Week.

Downtown »

Murray Bergtraum Most Overcrowded School in Manhattan, Union Says

The city has nearly 1,000 more overcrowded classrooms this year than last year, the United Federation of Teachers said.

Manhattan »

Schools Chancellor Says 50 New Middle Schools on Their Way

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said that he intends to open 50 new middle schools over the next two years.

Manhattan »

Court Orders Teacher Evaluations Unsealed

A state appeals court has ruled teacher evaluation data should be made public, despite privacy concerns.

Manhattan »

Teacher Tenure Rates Plummet

Less than 60 percent of new teachers were granted tenure this year, down from 97 percent back in '06-'07.

Midtown & Theater District »

Midtown Beauty School Welcomes Students Displaced by Brooklyn Fire

Midtown's Empire Beauty School has opened its doors to more than 50 students displaced after a fire ravaged their Brooklyn location.

Manhattan »

Pilot Study Finds One-in-Five Teachers Are 'Ineffective,' Report Says

A top DOE official revealed one-in-five teachers were rated "ineffective" under a pilot program for the city's new teacher evaulation system, Crain's reported.

Manhattan »

Computer Glitch Delays City Budget Vote

The City Council will now vote on the austere 2012 budget and its deep cuts Wednesday morning.

Manhattan »

Teacher Layoffs Averted, Fire Companies Saved in City Budget Deal

About 1,000 city workers will still be laid off under the budget plan, set to be approved by the City Council Tuesday.

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