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Schools Chancellor: Suit Will Have 'Chilling Effect' on Admissions, Leave Thousands in Limbo

Friday, June 03, 2011

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said as many as 70,000 students could be in limbo about what schools they'll attend this fall because of a lawsuit filed by the NAACP and the teachers union.

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Panel Votes to Phase-Out Three More Schools with Walcott's Support

Friday, April 29, 2011

The city's Panel for Educational Policy voted to phase-out three more low-performing schools late Thursday night. The vote capped an emotional night even as the new schools chancellor appealed for respect.

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One Brooklyn School Saved as a Second Hangs in Balance

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Panel for Educational Policy has decided to spare one Brooklyn school from being phased out, but will vote on proposals to phase-out another struggling schools in Queens Tuesday night.

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Protesters Stage Walk Out as Panel Votes to Close More Schools

Friday, February 04, 2011

A city panel voted early Friday morning to phase out 12 more schools — including storied Jamaica High and Columbus High in the Bronx — following a rowdy public hearing in which hundreds staged a walk-out in a show of protest.

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Parents Weigh School Phase-Out During Hearing

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Parents wrangled over the proposal to phase out MS 571 in Prospect Heights and replace it with a charter school during a standing-room only hearing Monday night in the auditorium of PS 9, which shares a building with the middle school.

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