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Report: City Seeks to End Guaranteed Seat in Local High Schools

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:57 AM

Students at Gregorio Luperon High School (Stephen Nessen)

The Department of Education may no longer guarantee a spot in the city's zoned high schools, preferring to offer "priority" to neighborhood students instead. The Daily News reported Monday the proposal would affect 28 high schools in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn.

The new rule would affect 28 high schools in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. According to the Daily News, Lehman High School in the Bronx and Flushing and Newtown High Schools in Queens, which are cutting enrollment, will no longer guarantee admission, officials said.

A vote on the matter is scheduled for the Oct. 30 Panel for Educational Policy meeting.
According to the Daily News, Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx as well as Flushing High School and Newtown High School in Queens would  no longer guarantee admission, starting next fall.
A vote on the matter is scheduled for the Oct. 30 Panel for Educational Policy meeting. The full story is here.

 

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