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Here's Why Homework Isn't Necessary for Grammar School Kids... Sometimes

Research waffles about whether or not homework is good for young kids. Here are some key takeaways.

Mott Haven »

DOE Keeps Parents in the Dark About Moving Special Ed School into P.S. 277

The DOE has proposed adding up to about 84 seats at P.S. 277 for students with special needs.

Bay Ridge »

Xaverian Catholic High School Votes to Allow Female Students

College Prep Xaverian High School will allow girls to attend beginning in the fall of 2016.

TriBeCa »

Diversity Remains a Problem at City's Elite High Schools, New Data Shows

Just 5 percent of offers to elite high schools went to black students and 7 percent to Latinos.

Upper West Side »

Collegiate School Wants to Move Required Affordable Housing to New Site

The private school, which is required to build the units, wants to move them to West 108th Street.

Chinatown »

Elected Officials Continue Push to Make Lunar New Year a School Holiday

Local elected officials urged Mayor Bill De Blasio to make Lunar New Year a school holiday.

Kips Bay »

Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

P.S. 116 stopped assigning math worksheets and essays as homework, angering many parents.

Park Slope »

Park Slope Schools Getting New Science Lab, Fire Alarm Under DOE Plan

The Department of Education's capital plan calls for $65.3 million in upgrades at District 15 schools.

Civic Center »

City Will Now Close Schools for 2 Muslim Holidays

Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr will be added to the city's public school holiday calendar, the mayor said.

Jackson Heights »

Community Group Holding Forum on Policing in Jackson Heights

Local activists will discuss issues in Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst. 

Upper West Side »

Find the Best Dual-Language and Immersion Preschools on the Upper West Side

DNAinfo has a guide to the bilingual and immersion preschools popping up in the area.

Midtown »

New Bus Ads Tell Riders Their Grandmas Are Watching

The MTA's etiquette ad campaign expanded from the subway to the bus system on March 1, 2015.

Gramercy »

City Lifts Cellphone Ban for 1.1M Public School Students

The city lifted a longstanding ban Monday, allowing students to bring cellphones to school.

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