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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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City Deal to Fix Two Schools Includes Replacing Staff

Friday, November 07, 2014

New York City is on track to restructure two failing high schools, in part by requiring staff members to reapply for their jobs.
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Resignation Raises Questions About City's Plan to Help Failing Schools, or Lack Thereof

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The departure of the Boys and Girls High School principal last week has sparked a debate about how far the chancellor will go to fix New York City's struggling schools.
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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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City Releases Details of Turnaround Plans

Friday, July 27, 2012

The city has released plans outlining reforms at the 24 "turnaround" schools. Staffing changes were thwarted by a judge's ruling, and the rest of the plans also appear to be at risk because they relied on federal aid that has been held up because of litigation involving the city and its unions.

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City and Unions Head to Court Over 24 School Closings

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Bloomberg administration plans to tell a state judge on Tuesday that an arbitrator exceeded his authority when he found the city must hire back thousands of teachers at 24 struggling schools. But with less than two months to go before school starts, the city's decision to appeal means uncertainty and confusion among affected teachers and administrators.

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City Moves Ahead to Replace Staff at 24 Failing Schools

Monday, June 18, 2012

As the city prepares to shut down 24 failing schools and reopen them in the fall as newly imagined institutions, close to 3,000 New York City public school teachers received letters Monday informing them that their jobs would soon be terminated and they would be put in a special pool of teachers without full-time posts.

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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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City Submits Plans to Close and Reopen 33 Schools

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

With only three months left until the end of the school year, city education officials are proceeding with plans to close and reopen 33 schools this summer. On Tuesday, officials sent their proposals to the State Education Department, kicking off a review process that could take months and wind up in court.

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Eight School Employees Cited for Sexual Allegations

Friday, March 16, 2012

The spate of arrests in recent weeks of school employees for sexual misconduct culminated on Thursday with eight more names being added to the roster of shame. Four of the eight were school aides and have already been fired. The other four are tenured teachers who are awaiting hearings but who have been removed from the classroom.

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City Pushes Ahead on Plan to Close, Then Reopen 33 Schools

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The New York City Education Department has set in motion its plan to restore federal grants to 33 struggling schools. On Tuesday, it released proposals to close eight of those schools, replace half of their staff, then reopen them under new names, all in a bid to bypass a required teacher evaluation system, which should have been in place by Dec. 31.

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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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Between State-City Tensions Lie Plans to Improve Schools

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Part of the recent tension between Albany and city officials is about how the city is using almost $60 million in federal grants to improve 44 struggling schools. The city has a plan to help the schools, spelled out in a 2,300-page document.

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