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Six More NYC Schools Land on State's 'Out of Time' List

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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New York's Department of Education has added six low-performing city schools to a watch list for those most in need of dramatic interventions.
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Report: City Seeks to End Guaranteed Seat in Local High Schools

Monday, September 23, 2013

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.

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20 School Buildings That Sent Most Children to ERs

Monday, September 16, 2013

WNYC looked at thousands of calls made from public schools between 2005 and 2010 for what 911 dispatchers call "emotionally disturbed persons." This data was obtained by Legal Services of New York. At the 20 buildings with the most calls, it appears 16 of them house District 75 schools, which are special education schools for kids with the most serious needs, those having autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, physical impairments or numerous other needs.

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School Closings Face Final Hurdle

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Panel for Educational Policy is certain to approve proposals to close 22 more schools at its Monday night vote. And there's reason to believe more closures will come before the end of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's term.

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Two Schools Spared From Closure

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Department of Education has revised the set of schools it intends to close. Both Lehman High School in the Bronx and P.S. 140 in Queens will stay open, with some changes.

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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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DOE Seeks to Phase Out 17 Schools in First Wave of Proposed Closures

Monday, January 07, 2013

The first list is out for this year's proposed school closings. It includes six schools in Brooklyn, five in the Bronx, four in Manhattan and two in Queens. Of the 17 schools proposed for phase out or closure, six received grades of F, nine received a D, and two received their third C grade in a row.

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Scores Rise Slightly on High School Progress Reports

Monday, November 26, 2012

More city high schools got A's and B's on their annual report cards, and fewer got failing grades. These progress reports looked at student performance and school environment but this year they also looked at how well each school prepared its students for college and career, based on the courses they took and their test scores.

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Audit Finds Faulty Expenses at Two Schools

Monday, August 13, 2012

An audit by the state comptroller chastises James Madison High School and Herbert Lehman High School for sloppy accounting. Tweed officials say most of the expenses were appropriate but they are working with the schools on improved accounting practices.

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City Promises More Even Distribution of Needy Students

Friday, July 27, 2012

The schools chancellor has promised to distribute high-needs students fairly across the school system. This comes after years of complaints from school communities that feel over burdened with high numbers of struggling and special-need students.

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Among Reform Suggestions: Take a Cue From NASA

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Members of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's education commission heard from education professionals, students, parents and advocates Thursday in the Bronx. It was the first city hearing in a statewide tour soliciting feedback on how best to reform New York's public education system.

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For 24 Schools Getting New Start, 24 New Names

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

How does the Bronx Middle School of Academic and Career Technology sound? Or the School of Opportunities at the August Martin Campus? Those are the new names given to two of the 24 public schools that are slated to be shut down at the end of the school year and reopened in September with the same students but shuffled staff and new identities. Incoming ninth graders will learn their school's new name on Thursday.

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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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With Panel Vote, Once-Venerable City Schools Will Close

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The names of two-dozen New York City public schools, some of them among the oldest educational institutions in the city, are likely to be erased on Thursday night when a city board votes on proposals to close the schools. Among them are Flushing High School, which lays claim to being the oldest public high school in New York City, and Richmond Hill High School, which is so overcrowded that its students have overflowed into trailers. But in a last-minute reprieve, Bushwick Community and Grover Cleveland high schools were spared.

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Decision Looms for City Schools

Thursday, April 26, 2012

UPDATED | The Panel for Educational Policy, a city board controlled by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, will vote on the recommendation to close 24 city schools (two others were given reprieves early Thursday). The schools, which Mr. Bloomberg wants to make part of a federal "turnaround" program to be eligible for nearly $60 million in federal money, will be closed at the end of this school year and reopened by fall, with up to half their staffs and, in many cases their administrations, replaced.

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Give Lehman High a Chance, a Student Says

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

On the eve of a Panel for Educational Policy vote Thursday to presumably close 26 struggling schools, a student at Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx argues that doing so would undermine the improvements being made under a new principal, make it difficult to maintain programs and courses in the reconstituted school, and affect seniors who won't be able to obtain recommendations from teachers with whom they have bonded.

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A Middle-School Student Overlooked by the High School Draft

Monday, April 02, 2012

The New York City public school system has about 1.1 million students -- a number so large that it is easy to forget that it is made up of individuals. In his On Education column in The New York Times this Monday morning, Michael Winerip reminds us of the many young lives in the city's hands, and puts the focus on one of them.

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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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Obama Praises Teachers and Calls for Mandatory Attendance

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Should students be required to remain in school until age 18? That was the one concrete proposal for K-12 students in President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. The president, who focused his speech on "leveling the playing field" when it comes to taxes and economic policy, also had high praise for teachers and expressed his support for local authority in public education.

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This Just In: Students Love Print

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Student newspapers at New York City high schools don't have much of a Web presence, but oftentimes it's because students look forward to distributing their newspapers "hot off the presses.''

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