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Hundreds of parents from across the city, including a large contingent from Brooklyn, took part in a protest march to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in mid-town Manhattan Thursday afternoon to dema … Full Article

Report: New York schools are the most racially segregated in the country

New York City
New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report released Wednesday. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYC is ready for pre-k program

New York City
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is touting his administration's readiness to implement universal pre-kindergarten this fall. The mayor announced Tuesday that the expected pool of those applying to become pre-kindergarten teachers in September should top 8,000. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYC must attract, retain good teachers

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he'll make it a "personal crusade" to attract and retain good teachers. De Blasio said Monday on public radio station WNYC that it will be a central goal of his administration. … Full Article

Bill de Blasio softens tone on charter schools

New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio has softened his stance on the controversial charter school issue. The mayor on Sunday admitted "not measuring up when it came to explaining" his message. … Full Article

Pre-K funding fight causes break in NY budget talks

New York City
ALBANY— The Legislature's top Republican hastily left budget negotiations Friday complaining that there has been too much emphasis on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio when it comes to prekindergarten funding. … Full Article

Caton Market hosts Black History Children’s Day

Flatbush
Brooklyn youth recently relived more than a century of African-American musical history as part of a Black History Month fun facts scavenger hunt at the Flatbush/Caton Market.  … Full Article

Another Brooklyn school engulfed in sex scandal

East Flatbush
Officials at Brooklyn’s P.S. 219 mishandled an 11-year-old’s complaint of sexual abuse, a report by NYC’s Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) revealed.  … Full Article

Program will expand music education in NYC schools

New York City
Some 600 New York City public schools will receive expanded music instruction thanks to a collaboration between the Berklee College of Music and the nonprofit Little Kids Rock. … Full Article

Breakthrough: NY Senate pledges funds for Universal pre-K

New York City
Adding impetus to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious push to fund full-day pre-K for every city youngster and after school programs for middle schoolers, the New York state senate’s majority committed on Thursday to fund the programs for five years. … Full Article

Visitation Academy students show how cupcakes can save dogs

Bay Ridge
Everyone knows you’re not supposed to feed cupcakes to your dog, but a group of students in Bay Ridge fed cupcakes to people and saved the lives of animals at the same time. … Full Article
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