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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. …

University Neighborhood High School, 200 Monroe St.

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



A workshop was held at the LES Girls Club in January.

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 …

PS 42 Holiday Fundraiser

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 …

Still image from security camera/NYPD.

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.



A 2012 Kindergarten class; photo posted by Raelene Birkett, Neighborhood School web site.

Op/Ed: Community Concerns Ignored in Neighborhood School Construction Project

The following article was written by Marjorie Ingall, a parent at The Neighborhood School.



Photo: Council member Chin's twitter feed.

Chin, Parents Tell DOE New High School Plan is Misguided

Last night, parents and other concerned residents crowded into a meeting room at University Neighborhood High School to speak out about a plan to move …

University Neighborhood High School, 200 Monroe St.

Parents, Students Urge DOE to Rethink New High School on LES

On October 7, there will be a public hearing on the Lower East Side concerning the Department of Education’s plan to move a second high …

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DOE Plan: Add 500 Students to University Neighborhood High School Building

The other day parents and City Council member Margaret Chin rallied in opposition to a plan to locate a new high school within a building …

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Parents, Chin Express Concerns About New High School Plan

Parents, students and City Council member Margaret Chin rallied yesterday in opposition to a plan to move a second school into University Neighborhood High School’s …

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NEST+m Spring Fair is Tomorrow

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CB3 Tries One More Time to Engage Education Department on School Yard Use

Kickball on a Lower East Side school playground; 2012.

Who knew kickball could be controversial?  Residents living around two school yards on the Lower …