New York City Public Schools Will Close Until At Least Monday, April 20

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that the New York City public schools will be closed starting on Monday, and will be closed until at least Monday, Apri … Read the rest of this entry >>

Three Boys Charged in Morningside Killing Attended Same Middle School; ‘Parents Were Shaken’ But Rally to Recover

The fatal stabbing of Barnard student Tessa Majors this December in Morningside Park has reminded many New Yorkers of the 1989 Central Park Five inc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Proposed Dual-Language High School on the UWS Wins Community Board Support

Félicitations are in order for Lafayette Academy, a public middle school currently serving grades 6-8, which received initial approval to move ahead with expa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Phasing Out Gifted Programs Would Have a Big Impact on the UWS; Parents Weigh In

A city proposal to eliminate gifted and talented public school programs has started a complicated discussion on the Upper West Side, where a particularly large perce … Read the rest of this entry >>

School Nursing Shortage Has UWS Parents on Edge: ‘It’s Just a Nightmare’

On a recent Monday morning, PS 191’s assistant principal stood in front of the gleaming new school building on 61st Street and West End Avenue gre … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tuesday: Panel With Chancellor Carranza Will Talk Race and Education on UWS

A panel including Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will discuss race and education on Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. at the Wadleigh Secondary S … Read the rest of this entry >>

KIPP Charter Network Gets Permission to Open New Middle School Despite Local Board’s Opposition

KIPP, a national charter school network known for strong student achievement, was given permission by a state board to open a middle school in Distr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Parents and Neighbors Fret As Fuel Leaks From Boiler Parked for Years Outside Public School

A leaky boiler sitting outside PS 145 at 150 West 105th Street has alarmed parents and neighbors, who say it has become a neighborhood nuis … Read the rest of this entry >>

Changes to Stuyvesant and Other High School Admissions Would Have Big Local Impact; CEC3 Considering Position on Wednesday

The de Blasio administration wants to change the admissions process for the city's specialized high schools like Stuyvesant and Bronx Science in order to make those schools more div … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>