Carranza Speaks about Diversity, Technology and Those Who ‘Aren’t as Enlightened’ at Upper West Side Town Hall

Parents, students, educators, staff, and politicians packed the auditorium at PS 163 on 97th Street Wednesday night, where New York … Read the rest of this entry >>

Schools Chancellor Carranza Hosting Upper West Side Town Hall

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will host a town hall event on the Upper West Side on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at P … Read the rest of this entry >>

How a School Battle on the UWS Sparked Cynthia Nixon’s Bid for Governor

Cynthia Nixon smiled, joked with kids and shook hands outside the entrance to PS 75 on West 94th Street during dropoff on Friday mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Releases Middle School Integration Plan, Setting Aside Seats Based on Performance and Income

The city has released its middle school integration plan for District 3, which includes the Upper West Side and West Harlem. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

Parents Remain Critical of New School Diversity Proposals: ‘Just Putting a Band-Aid Over the Wound’

The city tweaked its plan to make Upper West Side and Lower Harlem middle schools more diverse, but some Upper West Side par … Read the rest of this entry >>

Disturbing Statements Made By Man Outside PS 199 Draw Extra Police Presence

Extra police officers have been posted around elementary school PS 199 on West 70th Street after a man was heard making disturbing statements ou … Read the rest of this entry >>

Schools Chancellor Suggests That Critical PS 199 Parent and Educator Should Attend Implicit Bias Training

New York City schools chancellor Richard Carranza was on WNYC with Brian Lehrer on Monday, and a parent from PS 199 called in. Fee … Read the rest of this entry >>

Schools Chancellor’s Racially Charged Tweet Could Derail Progress on Parent-Led School Diversity Plan

Early last Friday, new New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza sent out a tweet that said "WATCH: Wealthy white Manh … Read the rest of this entry >>

Major Changes Coming to the Middle School Admission Process; How to Get Involved

School District 3, which covers the Upper West Side, is likely to change the way it admits students to middle school starting in the fall of 2019. Community Education Coun … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Side School Cafeterias Get Clean-ish Bill of Health on State Inspections

"School lunch" does not bring to mind gourmet food, but parents at least want their kids to be eating in sanitary conditions. A new map show … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tuesday: Learn About Elementary Public School Admissions At a Special Event

Curious about how to get your kid into the local public schools? Interested in gifted & talented programs in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDE GETS ITS FIRST NEW PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN DECADES, AND IT’S A BEAUTY

Politicians, students and teachers cut the ribbon on a brand new school on Wednesday, a happy culmination to yea … Read the rest of this entry >>

POPULAR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM AT PS 84 CLOSED UNDER CONFUSING CIRCUMSTANCES

A popular and low-cost after-school program run out of PS84 on West 92nd street was suddenly shut down on Wednesday following an “incident” the previous … Read the rest of this entry >>

4 SCHOOLS GET FUNDING FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS THROUGH CITIZEN-LED BUDGET PROCESS

It's like Sim City with real money. Locals decided to spend more than a million bucks for library renovations, tech equipment, air conditi … Read the rest of this entry >>

REZONING FALLOUT: APPLICATIONS RISE AT PS 191, DIP AT PS 452, AND PS 199 AND 87 STILL HAVE WAIT-LISTS

The city Department of Education has released the first stats about applications for local public schools since the Upper West Side school dis … Read the rest of this entry >>

IT’S OFFICIAL: PS 452 GETS THE GO-AHEAD TO MOVE TO 61ST STREET

The city's Panel for Educational Policy voted on Wednesday night to approve PS 452's move from its current home at West 77th Street to the f … Read the rest of this entry >>

LINCOLN CENTER AND PS 191: A 20-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

I have on my desktop an aerial photo and early draft plan, circa 1963, of Lincoln Center, the place where I work. In these images, the Amsterdam Houses … Read the rest of this entry >>

MONDAY: PS 191 PRINCIPAL WILL PRESENT HER VISION FOR THE SCHOOL

Dozens of new families are now zoned for elementary school PS 191, which will open in a new building on 61st Street and West End Avenue next … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS BOARD PASSES ‘HISTORIC’ SCHOOL REZONING PLAN

After months of contentious meetings, the Upper West Side school board passed a plan on Tuesday night to rezone 11 Upper West Side schools, and move three schools into new build … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES FINAL REZONING PROPOSAL, CLAIMS IT BENEFITS ALL SCHOOLS

The city Department of Education presented its final rezoning plan for the Upper West Side on Wednesday night, and insisted it includes "benefits for every impacted sch … Read the rest of this entry >>

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