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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Francisco, to close on Lunar New Year in the official school calendar. In the upcoming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on February 8 for the Lunar…

Education PS 216 (Source: Google Maps)

The PTA president at a Gravesend school was arrested for allegedly pilfering funds. The New York Daily News reports: Suzanne Olney, 45, the parent association president at Public School 216 in Gravesend, was arrested at her home by cops from the 61st Precinct and charged with charged with grand larceny, according to police sources. Olney made four…

Arts & Culture student-music

Students from Sheepshead Bay, Coney Island and other Brooklyn neighborhoods have been tapped to perform as part of the summertime lineup of the 2015 School Lunchtime Concert Series. The concert series kicked off Wednesday in Downtown Brooklyn’s Willoughby Plaza and continue to June 17, so take note of their scheduled performance dates below and come support…

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A discrimination lawsuit against the principal of a Coney Island elementary school compares her to handsome sadist Christian Grey from the steamy trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. The suit, filed by former assistant principal Andrew Dash, alleges that P.S. 370 principal Susan Goldberg shared nude photos with staff, showed off tattoos and piercings, and discussed her sexual encounters,…

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Pre-kindergarten enrollment season is here again. Beginning yesterday and ending Friday, April 24, pre-k applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year, from parents of any child born in 2011 and currently residing in New York City. The Department of Education (DOE) has a pre-k resources page and Parent Guide available on their website, which…

Arts & Culture Madison takes the stage (Photo by Elvir Ali)

by Ellen Levitt Brooklyn teens showcased their musical, singing, dancing and acting skills Saturday night at Murrow High School on Avenue L. At the second annual Brooklyn Sings! InterSing competition, which pit Sing shows from Madison, Midwood and Murrow High Schools, Murrow was triumphant. All three public schools staged entertaining productions that drew a packed crowd…

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