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Parents Pay for School Staff, With Little Oversight

Friday, June 08, 2012

It's an open secret that PTAs in many of the city's well-heeled neighborhoods pay for additional school staff. It's difficult to document the extent of this spending because the Department of Education tracks only a small fraction of parent fund-raising and spending, leaving many groups to make potentially significant decisions with little official oversight.

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On the Upper West Side, an "F" Parents Won't Accept

Friday, October 14, 2011

It seemed to Virgil de Voldere that with each passing year his son attended the P.S. 84 Lillian Weber School, it only became more popular. Families who lived in other districts began to apply, preferring the school on 92nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West to their zoned option. A school that middle class parents once kept their distance from was now attracting them with French and Spanish dual-language classes, after-school programs, and an increasingly active Parent Teacher Association. And then came the city Education Department's report card: A grade of "F."

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