CHANCELLOR FARINA SAYS ‘DANGEROUS’ LABEL AT PS 191 IS MISLEADING, BUT ACCEPTS SOME BLAME

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Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina tried to reassure Upper West Side parents at a town hall meeting on Wednesday night that PS 191 on 61st street … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE PLOT THICKENS IN SCHOOL REZONING DEBATE

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The Upper West Side's school board (known as CEC3) is set to vote on a plan to rezone the southern portion of the distri … Read the rest of this entry >>

GET TO KNOW THE SCHOOL AT THE HEART OF THE REZONING CONTROVERSY: PS 191

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PS 191 on West 61st street has been in the news lately as the Department of Education has proposed a plan to rezone the southern section of the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

PARENTS SPEAK OUT ON RACE, CLASS, FAIRNESS, TRUMP AND LUNCH AT REZONING HEARING

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More than 50 people spoke at a public hearing on Wednesday night over a contentious plan to rezone several schools at the southern end of the Upper West S … Read the rest of this entry >>

COVETED PS 199 SCHOOL ZONE WOULD SHRINK DRAMATICALLY UNDER CITY REZONING PROPOSAL

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The city Department of Education released a proposal at a meeting on Monday night to rezone the public schools in the southern end of the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY: READIN, RITIN, RITHMETIC

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This morning, 1.1 million New York City public school students and 75,000 teachers went back to school. Good … Read the rest of this entry >>

COLUMN: THE MOTHER OF A WAITLISTED PS 199 STUDENT SPEAKS OUT

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By Laura Schiller Is Work Hard, Be Kind the Right Motto for Our School…? The summer before my daughter starts kindergarten was sup … Read the rest of this entry >>

SIGN UP NOW FOR HEBREW AFTER-SCHOOL AT IAC KESHET (SPONSORED)

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Learn more below about the IAC Keshet after-school programs, and sign your kids up for classes for this … Read the rest of this entry >>

COMPLAINT ABOUT CREEP WHO LURED KIDS WAS ‘UNFOUNDED,’ SAYS PRINCIPAL

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School officials now say that there does not appear to have been a creep parked outside PS 87 offering kids candy to lure them into his black … Read the rest of this entry >>

PARENTS PITTED AGAINST EACH OTHER AT UWS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

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A meeting about overcrowding and wait lists at popular Upper West Side schools grew emotional on Tuesday night as parents debated whether to add new Kindergarten classes to already-overcrowded sch … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY TO ADDRESS UWS SCHOOL OVERCROWDING AT TUESDAY MEETING

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Department of Education officials will address overcrowding in Upper West Side public schools on Tuesday night in a meeting that coul … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDE SCHOOLS COULD BE REZONED; MEETING THURSDAY

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The school district that includes the Upper West Side could be rezoned over the next year, as officials try to whittle down massive waiting lists at popular schools … Read the rest of this entry >>

PARENTS PROTEST CONSTRUCTION OF 10-STORY BUILDING TOPPER NEXT TO SCHOOL

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Parents at PS 75 on West 95th street protested a plan to build a 10-story building on top of an apartment complex at 95th street and West End Avenue. Tenants in the buildin … Read the rest of this entry >>

AFTER-SCHOOL WORKER ARRESTED ON RAPE CHARGE

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Jamal Baughan, a 22-year-old part-time worker at an after-school program at PS 191, was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl at his … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE BEIT RABBAN DAY SCHOOL OFFERS CHILDREN A NURTURING HOME FOR EXPLORATION (SPONSORED)

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The joyful noise of young children laughing as they stir ingredients into the batter for a classmate’s birthday cake. The sweet sound of their v … Read the rest of this entry >>

SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL IS POPULAR; BUT TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS MAY BE MORE POPULAR

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Success Academy Upper West Side, the charter elementary school on West 84th street, touted statistics last … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESIDENTS CHALLENGE TRINITY EXPANSION IN COURT

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Neighbors of the Trinity School have filed a petition in state court attempting to stop the school on 91st street from embarking on a construction pr … Read the rest of this entry >>

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN TIED TO NEW COLLEGIATE SCHOOL CAUSING FITS

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A private school's plan to pay for an affordable housing development in return for permits to build a new school is causing anger, and now confusion, among local lea … Read the rest of this entry >>

PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS AND TEACHERS SET TO RALLY THURSDAY

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Public school parents are planning to rally at neighborhood schools on Thursday at 7:45 a.m. to protest plans by Governor Cuomo to c … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS PARENTS SAY EAST SIDERS GET UNFAIR ADVANTAGES IN SCHOOL ADMISSION

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A group of Upper West Side parents is pushing Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to give students in District 3, which includes the UWS, … Read the rest of this entry >>

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