165 Manhattan Theatre Lab High School
Monday, August 26, 2013
By Beth Fertig
A new study finds further evidence that students at the city's small high schools are more likely to graduate on time than students at more traditional large schools, affirming the Bloomberg administration's small schools initiative. The city created more than 200 small high schools since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office while closing many low performing comprehensive high schools.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
By Maria Newman
After weeks of hearings, many of them emotionally wrenching, the Panel for Educational Policy will decide Thursday night which schools in the city they will close -- partially or entirely -- for academic failure.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
For many students at Manhattan Theatre Lab, the closing of their school is a personal affront. They defend the school, saying it is more than a set of numbers, and are mobilizing to present their best defense of the school at Tuesday's school closing hearing.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
The city's Department of Education has set hearing dates for the 25 schools that officials have recommended for closing or for the removal of middle school grades. The Panel for Educational Policy will vote on the recommendations on Feb. 9.
Friday, December 09, 2011
In the second part of a two-day announcement, city education officials added 10 schools to the list of schools it will close, phase out over a period of several years or truncate in the next year, bringing the total to 25 schools. Last year, the city proposed to close or truncate 26 schools.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
UPDATED | Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced Wednesday at a District 2 Town Hall meeting that the Education Department will reveal within the next two days which of the city's struggling schools it will close.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
After the release of high school progress reports last week, city Education Department officials identified 21 struggling high schools that, because of their low performance, could be closed or subject to other interventions beginning next year. That brings to 47 the number of schools deemed 'struggling.'