New York City Public Schools

New York City Public Schools Close For Muslim Holy Day For First TimeOn Thursday, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina attended a celebration of Eid-al-Adha at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.
Mayor's Office: All City Schools Will Be Required To Offer Computer ScienceMayor Bill de Blasio will announce this week that computer science will be offered in New York City schools in the years to come.
De Blasio: Lunar New Year To Be Added To NYC School HolidaysMayor Bill de Blasio announced on Twitter Monday that the Lunar New Year will be added to the city’s school holiday calendar.
Mayor's Office: Nearly 22,000 Pre-K Applicants Recorded On First DayNearly 22,000 families applied for seats in the expanded New York City pre-kindergarten program in the first day of the new registration period Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced.
Parents Demand Inclusion Of Lunar New Year As NYC School HolidayNew York City schools last week announced the addition of two holidays in the school calendar next year, but one group said its holiday was left off the schedule yet again.
Sources To CBS2: Mayor de Blasio To Lift Ban On Cellphones In NYC SchoolsMayor Bill de Blasio is planning to lift a ban on cellphones in New York City public schools, sources told CBS2 Tuesday evening.
Mayor Unveils New Program To Help Turn Around Struggling NYC SchoolsNearly 100 of the city's struggling schools will now be turned into resource centers for families, remaining open beyond the full school day.
NYC Urged To Serve Breakfast As Part Of Regular Day At Public SchoolsAnti-hunger advocates called on Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday to make good on a campaign promise and serve breakfast as part of the regular school day at New York City public schools.
Schools Get Green Light To Get Creative With Schedules, Teaching MethodsDozens of New York City schools are getting to cut the bureaucratic red tape and try out new ideas for size in the coming school year.
NYC Teacher Arrested, Reportedly For Giving Alcohol To StudentA New York City public school teacher was arrested and charged this week, reportedly for giving alcohol to a teenage female student.
New Schools Chancellor Visits Bronx Middle School On First DayCarmen Farina stopped by a school in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx Thursday. She said there was a reason for her visit to MS 223.
City Boasts Strong Graduation Rate Among 5 Largest Districts StatewideGraduation rate stayed flat at 64.7 percent, the city announced. The state average for the class of 2012 is 74 percent.