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Supporters of P.S. 161 Ask for More Time

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Parents, students and teachers demonstrated in support of Public School 161 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, which is in danger of being closed by the Department of Education. The school's supporters said they had a plan and just needed time to improve.

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Heated Debate at Council Hearing Over Layoffs

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Called before the City Council on Tuesday to explain the reasons behind the layoffs of 672 school-support workers, Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott came armed with dates and facts to back his claims that the layoffs should not have come as a surprise to anyone.

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New York Delays Rise in School Lunch Prices, but Maybe Not for Long

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New York City is holding down costs of school lunches, but a new federal law, rising food prices and the city's tight budget might mean students will eventually be charged more. Also in the news, a major policy speech this morning by Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, school crowding, protests and a school's 50th anniversary.

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Why Are Principals Leaving the City Schools?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In the last five years, 35 percent of principals left their city school or were removed, The New York Post reports. And the House of Representatives votes in support of more charter schools.

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