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School Closure Decisions Remain Opaque

Thursday, February 07, 2013

After the early engagement process this year, which noted the poor performance of 60 schools, education officials identified about two dozen schools for closure. The public hearings start soon but there are no expectations that anything will change the minds of D.O.E. officials. Why were some schools spared and others closed? "That's the mystery," said one Community Education Council member.

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A Final Decision for 24 City Schools

Friday, April 27, 2012

At a bit before midnight, more than three months after the idea was first proposed, the Panel for Educational Policy voted to reconstitute two dozen city schools by closing them, replacing most of their staff members and reopening them with new names. The vote was the end of a prolonged process, a day of drama and a very long, emotional night.

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Under Public Pressure, City Retreats on Cleveland and Bushwick High School Closings

Thursday, April 26, 2012

UPDATED | On the morning that a city board was scheduled to vote on the closing of 26 schools, city officials removed two of them from the list, saying that both could improve without the use of a more invasive strategy. In both cases, elected officials and other powerful advocates intervened to try to spare the school, and one of them, Merryl Tisch, said after hearing about the reprieve, "It's the first thing that's made me smile since the pineapple."

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Plans to Close 26 Schools Will Proceed Regardless of Financing, City Says

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said on Wednesday that the city will close and reopen 26 schools this summer, regardless of whether New York State's education commissioner approves the controversial plans. At stake is nearly $60 million in federal grant money.

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Students Pay Calls to Education Panel Members, but No One Answers

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Students who are against school closings or turnarounds tried to see various members of the Panel for Educational Policy, but they were not available. The students say the panel members "rubber stamp'' the recommendations of the city's Department of Education and the mayor on which schools to close.

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Is a Teacher Evaluation System Deal Close?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Local TV reporters were already camped out outside the governor's office on Thursday, the deadline for a deal over a new state teacher evaluation system. The state's talks with New York State United Teachers were said to be progressing, but the city's separate talks with the United Federation of Teachers have been reported to be "toxic."

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Will Giants Fever Strike at City Schools?

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The parade and tribute to the Giants' Super Bowl victory is likely to draw thousands of students -- and maybe a few teachers? -- to the celebration in Lower Manhattan, and though every day of school is important, it will be difficult for many to resist.

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A Score Card for Changing Schools

Friday, January 27, 2012

Some 62 low-performing public schools in the city have been designated to be closed or otherwise overhauled. Some will be phased out and gradually replaced by new schools, others will be shut at the end of this school year and reopened with a radical change in its staffing in the fall, and four will be left alone on their current improvement paths. Here is an explanation of which schools are affected, and how.

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