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DOE Identifies Struggling Schools for 'Conversations,' Not Closures

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Education officials say they're talking with the lowest-scoring schools about how to improve, an annual process that in previous years helped the city identify which schools to close. This year, the talks come with lower stakes.

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High School Admissions: 'When I Opened My Envelope, I Was Shaking'

Thursday, March 01, 2012

More than 77,000 eighth graders learned over the last two days where they will be going to high school in the quintessentially New York process of matching students to schools. One student who got into her first choice, Pace High School, said "I'm still shaking from happiness.''

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The School-Closing Vote

Thursday, February 09, 2012

UPDATED | The Panel for Educational Policy voted Thursday night to close 18 city schools and remove the middle school grades from 5 more. SchoolBook was there, providing updates throughout the evening.

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City to Vote on School Closings After Weeks of Hearings

Thursday, February 09, 2012

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.

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Cobble Hill Parents Sue to Block Success Academy 3

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Eva Moskowitz and her Success Academy charter schools are in the news on Thursday, again as the target of a lawsuit to try to stop her from establishing a new school, this time in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

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In Last-Minute Reprieve, 2 Failing Schools Are Spared

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

After three exhaustive weeks of public hearings and protests, the Department of Education has reversed course on two of the 25 schools it had proposed to close or shrink. Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Harlem, will retain its middle grades. Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy VII in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, will be spared from closing. The vote on the closings is Thursday.

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Wadleigh's Principal Leaving As City Plans Elimination of Middle Grades

Friday, February 03, 2012

The principal of a troubled secondary school in Manhattan has announced she will leave the school a day after the Panel for Educational Policy is scheduled to vote to phase out its middle grades.

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Church Groups Push Albany to Allow Them Back Into School Buildings

Friday, February 03, 2012

Church groups and some lawmakers are putting pressure on Albany to pass legislation that would allow them to continue to worship in public schools, an end run around a court-upheld Department of Education policy barring the groups. And in other news, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's preliminary budget did not threaten teachers with layoffs, a notable fact only because for the last two years, he has proposed to cut thousands of teaching jobs.

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Where Was the Help?, Wadleigh Supporters Ask Education Official

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A crowd of about 200 community leaders, elected officials and NAACP members turned out Thursday night to oppose the city's plan to phase out the middle grades of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Harlem. They had tough questions -- and tough words -- for Deputy Chancellor Shael Polakow-Suransky.

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New Study Gives Small Schools Initiative a Thumbs Up

Thursday, January 26, 2012

UPDATED | The small schools initiative that has been the hallmark of the Bloomberg administration's schools policy seems to be working, a new study has found. The study, which is being financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, found that students who attend public high schools that have about 100 students are more likely to graduate, and also to earn Regents diplomas.

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Dates Set for School Closing Hearings

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.

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25 Schools Could Be Closed or Truncated

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.

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School Closing Announcements Start Thursday

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.

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A Struggling School Gets a Lift From a Visiting Professor

Monday, December 05, 2011

Prof. Cornel West, the celebrated academic and activist, made a star turn at a Harlem school that may possibly be closed. Although his appearance was planned long before the school received the bad news, Dr. West said he would do anything he could to help save the school from shutting its doors.

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School Chess Team Wins a Big Battle

Monday, December 05, 2011

Monday morning brings happy news about an intermediate school chess team that is so good that it whipped the brainiacs at Google last week. But there is also disturbing news about how money for school lunches is being spent.

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21 High Schools Identified as 'Struggling'

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.'

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