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You Can Exhale Now. Maybe. High School Acceptances Out This Week

Monday, March 10, 2014

If past is prologue, about three quarters of students applying to public high schools will be accepted to one of their top three choices. But could that number be even higher if applicants spread out their choices? 

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In Era of High School Choice, One District Retains Elite Status

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a champion of school choice, opening hundreds of new schools throughout the city. But some of the most desirable high schools remain reserved for students in just one school district: District Two which includes the Upper East Side and lower Manhattan.

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District 2 Parents Mull Latest Rezoning Plans

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Education Department has presented plans to rezone parts of District 2, covering Midtown East, Greenwich Village and Chelsea. Families and local residents can weigh in on the proposals later this month, ahead of the Community Education Council vote.

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City Rejects Pleas to Expedite New School in Murray Hill

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

UPDATED | One of the many overcrowding battles in Manhattan came to an unhappy conclusion for a group of Murray Hill parents after city officials rejected their proposals to open a new school a year ahead of schedule.

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City Abandons Rezoning Plans for Village and Chelsea

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UPDATED | City officials have dropped their plans to rezone crowded public elementary schools in Greenwich Village and Chelsea after a parent council voted down their most recent plan. Instead, officials will focus on zoning in Lower Manhattan, and they plan to present a third version of a zoning plan for the new Peck Slip School.

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Principals' Rebellion Against Evaluations Grows

Monday, November 28, 2011

The suburbs are the breeding ground for a growing rebellion by New York principals against the new system of evaluating teachers. The principals do not object only to the use of student test results as a significant portion of teacher evaluations, the fulfillment of a pledge the state made to acquire $700 million in federal Race to the Top grants. They also object to the willy-nilly way that they say the evaluation system is being devised.

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Suggestion to Tweed Officials: Move Out

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A state senator has a suggestion for creating more classroom space in Lower Manhattan, which by all accounts will continue to need it desperately: move the adults out of the Tweed Courthouse and convert the entire building into an elementary school.

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Scheduling Chaos at Another Queens High School

Thursday, November 17, 2011

In the news, a new Queens high school is in a state of confusion over scheduling, with students experiencing changes to their day as many as 10 times since the school year started, Gotham Schools reports. The principal of Queens Metropolitan High School said she had been working night and day to try to clear up the mess.

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District 2 Council Rejects Two Rezoning Plans

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In a surprise move, a parent council representing much of Lower Manhattan and the Upper East Side unanimously rejected two city proposals to rezone public schools.

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More Seats for Lower Manhattan, But Not Right Away

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Nearly 200 seats will be added to an elementary school planned for Lower Manhattan, city Education Department officials announced on Tuesday, but that additional space in a neighborhood that sorely needs it will not become available until 2015.

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Rezoning Will Not End Crowding Issues, District 2 Council Members Say

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Members of District 2’s Community Education Council indicated last night that they were not satisfied with the city's rezoning proposal for the sprawling Manhattan district, saying the plan would not accomplish what it sets out to do.

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Zoning Plan Would Add Stability to Pair of Downtown Schools, Principals Say

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The debate over school rezoning in Lower Manhattan drew mostly opponents to a community meeting Tuesday night at P.S. 11 in Chelsea. But principals of two schools that now share a zone say the proposal to give them distinct and separate zones would make planning easier.

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Rezoning Plan for District 2 Has Many Parents Unhappy

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The third and final education council zoning committee hearing on the Department of Education's rezoning proposal for District 2 is scheduled for Tuesday night, and parents are expected to express their concerns about the affect on their property values and their disappointment that their children would no longer attend the school they had planned for.

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Math Do-Over for State Officials on School Safety

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Did state education officials' failure to read all the tabs on an Excel spreadsheet lead to the low count of violent episodes in New York City schools? State officials concede that they listed 20,000 fewer cases than had been reported to them, and say they are now recalculating the total, as well as revising the list of "persistently dangerous schools."

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