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Clock Ticks Down on Middle and High School Applications

Monday, December 01, 2014

Dec. 2 is the deadline for New York City families to submit their choices for public middle and high schools. It's also when parents have a lot to say about the, um, unique process.
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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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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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A Call for Parent Power. Real Power.

Friday, December 16, 2011

At a City Council hearing on parent involvement, parents were not shy about saying that they do not feel that they are as much of a priority as is frequently stated by Education Department officials, given they have no real say on the Panel for Educational Policy, the community education councils or in school closings.

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