Mayor de Blasio, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver at P.S. 1 in April. Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor's office.

Pre-K Concerns? Not on the Lower East Side



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Victoria Children’s Group Expands to Second Grand Street Location

A few months ago, Victoria Children’s Group opened its second preschool location at 323 Grand St.  The school, which offers both full and half-day …

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It Takes a Community: New Mural Brightens Play Yard



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LEAP Student Artists Present Public Art Piece in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Internationally acclaimed environmental artist Christo and Parks Commisioner William Castro came to support student artists from the local School for Global Leaders 378M last Friday as they unveiled a new public work at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. …

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History Comes to Life For Kids at P.S. 126



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All My Children Day Care Opening at 112 Ridge St.



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A Parent’s Perspective: Getting to Know New Amsterdam School



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A New School at Essex Crossing: Will It Be Built, Whose Kids Will It Educate?

In our March 2014 cover story, we look at the community-based campaign to bring a new public school to the large mixed-use development planned on the Lower East Side. …

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DOE Reverses Unpopular Co-Location Plan at University Neighborhood HS



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Elected Officials: DOE Has a “Mistaken Understanding” of Seward Park Timetable



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Community Activists Help Create Vision For a New Lower East Side School



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Envisioning a New Lower East Side School: Planning Event January 11

If you have kids in the public school or if you’re interested in education issues on the Lower East Side, you might want to put …

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PS 42 to Host Holiday Fundraiser on Friday

Our friends at PS 42 would like to invite you to their holiday party and annual fundraiser. 



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Elected Officials Ask DOE to Fund New Seward Park School

For the past few years, local activists have been pushing the city’s Department of Education (DOE) to build a new school as part of the …

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Police Release Photos of Suspects in Henry Street School Theft

Police are looking for four suspects accused of stealing several items from a school building at 220 Henry St.