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For Richard Espinal, dropping off his two daughters at the Milton Fein School (P.S. 7) was like playing the video game Frogger, he said—having to jump across the lanes of a busy street and avoid … more
Jamillah Cooper, a parent at the Tech International Charter School, says she will work to keep the school open, despite its plan to close at the end of June. She talks about how much her daughter … more
A former DeWitt Clinton student confessed to strangling a teacher with whom he had an affair while in school and their 4-year-old child, officials said. Felicia Barahona, 36, was strangled to … more
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Four school cafeterias with evidence of rat activity. One school cafeteria with 400 spots of mice excreta. Another with 130 flies. Would you—or your child—knowingly eat there? Many schools in … more
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Tech International Charter School in Kingsbridge will close its doors at the end of the school year, conceding it has fallen short of its goals, officials said, amid concerns about disciplinary and … more
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The Education Department has reversed its decision and offered 58 local students seats at the Spuyten Duyvil School (P.S. 24), local politicians said, after parents threatened to hold a protest on … more
Red tape divides preschool friends Judith Menken, director of the Spuyten Duyvil Preschool, told the parents that she had been caught between the rules of the departments of Buildings, Health and … more
Every Monday though Friday, rain or shine, volunteer crossing guards Carmelo Velasquez and William DeJesus are out on Eames Place helping students and parents at the Luisa Piñeiro Fuentes School of … more
Public hearing on gifted and talented programs Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and his Brooklyn counterpart Eric Adams will hold a public hearing into the Gifted and Talented program on … more
Rare is the year that would not be described as tumultuous by those who lived through it, and 2016 was  hardly an exception. Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, hundreds of thousands of … more
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