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They’ve heard what he had to say, and they’re already at work making schools better. The city’s School Construction Authority was the target of a new study commissioned by Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., which outlined 10 specific steps he believes will correct overcrowding at more than 650 city schools. more
SUNY Oneonta, located in Otsego County an hour this side of Binghamton, has welcomed some homegrown new students this semester including English major Cole Kirschbaum, business economics major Sabrina Batista, and communications studies major Simely Mata.  more
Goodbye, winter break [Photo gallery]
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s school diversity advisory group has a recommendation for the education department’s gifted and talented program: Shut it down. more
There is such a thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) at New York City public schools. But what’s in those meals is being scrutinized by parents and elected officials, to the point one councilman has convinced his colleagues to advocate for change. more
Hispanic Heritage Month is drawing to a close, and a small group of students have joined each other at a table inside Lehman College talking about some of the events their group, Latinx Alliance, have put together so far. In fact, it’s more than many of them realized — a poetry reading, screenings of the documentaries “Knock Down the House” and “Underwater Dreams,” a panel recounting the Hispanic history of Lehman. more
It was like getting into college all over again. Jamie DeMartino had just been accepted as a fellow with Math for America, an organization that brings together math and science teachers citywide to provide support and opportunities to learn from and with other teachers. more
School started again Sept. 5 for New York City’s more than 1 million students — and that’s just in the public schools — bringing life back to some 2,000 campuses. more
Families interested in local Catholic elementary schools can visit the campuses, attend information sessions, and meet school officials as part of a regional “touring Tuesdays” offering. more
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center was one of five local pre-kindergarten programs to receive additional Head Start funding. more
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