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NYC Families Get Early Start on High School Search

Hundreds of families used their summer break to learn more about the New York City high school admissions process which can be overwhelming, at best, or totally bewildering to many.

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Council Poised to Act on 'Avonte's Law' to Install Door Alarms

Legislation requiring the city to determine whether audible alarms are needed on the doors of all elementary schools a is expected to be approved Thursday by the City Council.

NYC Families Get Early Start on High School Search

Hundreds of families used their summer break to learn more about the New York City high school admissions process which can be overwhelming, at best, or totally bewildering to many.

Pre-K Speed Dating

The city has to find 1,000 pre-k teachers before fall. So at a hiring fair last week, the interviews were fast and furious, and the task was matchmaking.

Tech 'Camp' for NYC Teachers

It may be vacation season but hundreds of New York City teachers are spending their summer days brushing up on the latest technology tools for the classroom.

Pro-Charter School Group Spent Millions in Media Blitz

The lobbying group that urged the state to support charter schools spent almost $6 million on advertisements this spring. Backers of the city's pre-k expansion were also heavy spenders.

Three 'Secret' Ingredients for a Successful Small School

What makes the best of the city's small high schools so good? A new report concludes size alone doesn't cut it.

Investigators Exonerate School in Fatal Stabbing Case

Faculty at the Bronx middle school where one student fatally stabbed another did not know about any bullying problems involving the two students, according to a report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation.

Calling All Middle Schoolers: City's Summer Programs Still Have Seats

Mayor de Blasio is encouraging families that haven't nailed down all of their summer plans to sign up for a few thousand seats that are still available in summer enrichment programs.

Fatal Stabbing Highlights Persistent Problems at Bronx Middle School

But the problems at Intermediate School 117, where a student allegedly killed a classmate in June, aren't that different from those of any other struggling school in a tough neighborhood.

Children of Recruited Teachers Now Face Deportation

A Supreme Court ruling could have devastating implications for the children of New York City public school teachers recruited from abroad.

Even the Schools Chancellor Takes a Summer Break

The city's top education official is heading to Spain for vacation next week. And the mayor will be just across the sea in Italy. Their spokespeople said their deputies will be fully in charge during their summer breaks.

Six NYC Charter Schools Join Pre-K Expansion

The first batch of charter schools to offer pre-k in New York City will hold lotteries at the end of the month for nearly 200 seats.

Bank Street Helps NYC Train Pre-K Teachers

Putting the focus on quality, education officials are offering intensive training sessions for pre-k teachers next month.

Teen Leaders-in-Training Get Boost from First Lady

“The best moment of my life,” said Annie Willis, the New York teen who invited Michelle Obama to visit Global Kids.

NYC Chancellor Raises Standards for Superintendents

New York City's Department of Education is raising the minimum requirements for the job of district superintendent with an eye towards strengthening the chain of command — and supports — running from the top all the way down to individual school principals.

Teen Accused of Killing Classmate Appears in Family Court

The Bronx 14-year-old's case is likely to proceed quickly now because of his age.

'Innovation' Schools Get a Chance to Shake Up the Rules

Dozens of city schools will have the freedom to stray from the rules this fall in the name of innovation.

The District Lines that Divide

In a small section of Jackson Heights sits the 'lost peninsula,' an oddball zone where kids must change schools across district lines twice before the sixth grade. 

Opinion: Let's Talk Class Size

Longtime advocates for smaller class sizes say now is the ideal time for the city to live up to its 2007 commitment to bring down the number of children in every grade level.

The Final Push to Graduation

Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States—she has learned English and made a home here. She tried very hard to graduate high school, and the last test she needed is one she's failed three times.