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It’s a big day for pre-K kids as mayor reads them Seuss

As part of his pre-K plan campaign, Mayor de Blasio visited a classroom at P.S. 130, on Baxter St. in the Chinatown / Little Italy area, Tuesday. He went with a classic — reading Dr. Seuss’s “The Foot Book” to the pre-kindergarteners, before giving it his mayoral endorsement. And before he left, if they wanted, read more here »

Space-starved high school looks upward, to the roof

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Things are looking up at the NYC iSchool in Hudson Square — that is, to the building’s rooftop. The school recently held a meeting to spark fundraising efforts for a plan for a newly designed roof. The high-tech high school is co-located with Chelsea Technical and Career High School in a read more here »

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University Center’s opening Act II

The New School is opening the bottom half — the academic portion — of its new University Center this week. The top half of the building, on Fifth Ave. between 13th and 14th Sts., is a student residence and opened in August. The building’s bottom part includes an auditorium, plus a library on two floors. read more here »

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East Village’s educational beer joint hopes wine is next on tap

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  One of Downtown’s hottest craft beer purveyors is hoping to liven up the mix by adding wine to both its menu and its drink-friendly educational programming. A year after recovering from the impact of Hurricane Sandy flooding that submerged parts of the East Village, the owners of ABC Beer Co. — read more here »

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New School female students  outnumber males by 2.5 to 1

BY LAEL HINES  |  The New School, the private, progressive university located in Greenwich Village, has a baffling gender imbalance among its student body. According to a recent report, all the various divisions of The New School had an average of 71.6 percent female students and 28.4 percent male students. According to the CollegeBoard publication, read more here »

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Educational Alliance’s new center will have it all

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  The old and new are coming together at the Educational Alliance, as the former Lower East Side settlement house is moving toward completion of a $59 million renovation of its historic flagship building. The project by the community-based nonprofit organization preserves the facade of its 197 East Broadway building, which — read more here »

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At last, papers are signed for purchase for Morton school

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  Despite a commitment early last year by the city to buy 75 Morton St. for use as a new public school, anxiety among local advocates had been steadily rising, when after more than a year later, the building’s ownership still hadn’t been transferred from the state to the city. Worries read more here »

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East Village school building repair will take months

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Students from two East Village schools who were displaced a month ago after an exterior wall in their shared building began to buckle will have to wait until at least February to return, city officials said last week. In an Oct. 15 letter to the parents of students at Girls Prep read more here »

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Cooper prez: Fee plan offers ‘most optimistic way forward’

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Cooper Union President Jamshed Bharucha gave some details last month on plans to stabilize the financially troubled elite East Village school. In an open letter to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, Bharucha said that an interim report by the school’s Revenue Task Force recommended fees for master’s degree programs and read more here »

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‘Silicon Alley High’ to start up at Washington Irving

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit] Second from left, Seung Yu, the Academy for Software Engineering’s principal, along with, from left, Scott Schwaiteberg, an AFSE co-founder and advisory board member; Yvonne Williams, a program analyst at AFSE; and N.Y.U. computer science professor Evan Korth, a co-founder of AFSE and chairperson of its advisory read more here »

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