NEW JEWISH SCHOOL SET TO OPEN FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

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By Emily Baer Come September 2, a new Jewish school is opening its doors on the UWS. The Shefa School … Read the rest of this entry >>

SCHOOLS CHANCELLOR FARINA LIKELY TO GET AN EARFUL AT UWS MEETING WEDNESDAY

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Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina is holding a town hall meeting on Wednesday night at 6:30 and she should expect to get an earful from Upper West Side pare … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW UWS MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TO OPEN IN 2015

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The Upper West Side will get a crucial new middle school and high school starting in 2015 in the building at 227 West 61st street that now houses the Beacon School. Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS PARENTS AND STUDENTS RALLY AGAINST COMMON CORE TESTS

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Upper West Side parents and students took to the streets on Friday to send a message to state officials and Governor Cuomo that they need to fix the common core tests. Protests were held at PS 87, PS 199 and n … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF LURING CHILDREN NEAR WEST PREP ACADEMY

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A 25-year-old man was arrested on Friday and charged with trying to lure three girls into his car when it was parked across from West Prep Acade … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS GETS 18 NEW PRE-K SPOTS FOR SEPTEMBER; MORE TO COME

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District 3, which includes the Upper West Side, is getting 18 new full-day pre-Kindergarten spots under the city’s new expanded program. It’s a small drop in the bucket but is likely to lead to larger additions. The 18 spots are [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TRINITY PLANS TO ADD TWO STORIES, UPGRADE INTERIOR

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The Trinity School on West 91st street is the latest local private school looking to expand and upgrade, with plans to add two new stories o … Read the rest of this entry >>

PS 84′S BROADWAY GALA AND OTHER UWS SCHOOL FAIRS COMING SOON

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It's about that time for spring public school fundraisers and fairs, and we've been getting some letters about upcoming events. Check them out belo … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL PARENT BOARD FIGHTS RENT-FREE CHARTER SCHOOLS, OPPOSES PLAN FOR ANOTHER CO-LOCATION

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The Success Academy charter school network is attempting to co-locate another school in District 3, the school district that includes the Upper West Side. It’s part of an apparent last-minute push by the Bloomberg administration to add dozens more charters [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PS 199 NAMED AS ONE OF THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY

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PS 199 on West 70th street was named as one of 286 “Blue Ribbon Schools” this week by the U.S. Department of Education, meaning it stood out as one of the top academic institutions in the country. It was the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

DECISION 2013! WE GRILLED THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES ON THE HOT ISSUES

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Election season is upon us, and Upper West Siders have some big choices to make. Luckily, we’re here to give you the information you will need to pull that rusty lever or press that malfunctioning computer screen (thanks Board of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RALLY FRIDAY TO STOP SCHOOL DEMOLITIONS

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The fight to keep the city from demolishing two local public schools is moving ahead, even as the city has mostly remained silent. Update, 12:50 p.m.: We just learned the rally has been called off on account of weather. On [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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