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Council Mandates City Alerts on PCB Dangers

Monday, December 19, 2011

The City Council on Monday approved a new law that requires the Department of Education to give parents and school staff regular updates on the status of PCB light fixtures and the city's actions to replace them.

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City Council Promises More Transparency on PCBs in Schools

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Before protesters could make their way home from City Hall this morning, the City Council announced it will hold hearings on a bill to demand that the Department of Education notify parents of any PCB contamination found during inspection of public schools.

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On Eve of Back-to-School, Unhappy Parents and Protests

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Dissatisfaction over Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's handling of the city's schools; protests over lost pre-kindergarten seats, school contamination and budget cuts; and, oh yes, SchoolBook are all in the news today -- the last day before the public schools open to students in New York City.

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