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School Rezoning Plan Leaves Room for Charter

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By Dan Rivoli P.S. 145, is according to the Department of Education and Principal Ivelisse Alvarez, a good school. The city gave P.S. 145, located on 150 W. 105th St. between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues, a B in this year’s progress report card. Though the school received poor marks for school environment and student performance, [&hellip
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Debate Over Charter Schools Plays Out in State Senate Race

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By Dan Rivoli Since charter schools became the new battleground for New York education reform, State Sen. Bill Perkins has become public enemy number one for advocates of these publicly-funded, privately-operated schools. Perkins, who represents a Harlem district that covers parts of the Upper West Side, has criticized the way charter schools operate and occupy [&hellip
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School Plans For Riverside Center

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By Roland Li Upper West Side parents and members of Community Board 7 demanded construction of a school at the Riverside Center development that would be large enough to alleviate crowding problems in District 3. “Overcrowding in the southern district has reached crisis proportions,” said Noah Gotbaum, president of District 3’s Community Education Council, which [&hellip
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Space Squeeze for New District 3 Primary School

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Despite the urging of District 3’s Community Education Council, the Department of Education said it was not possible to increase the number of grades at P.S. 452, a new school slated to open in the I.S. 44 building on West 77th Street in fall 2010. The department is planning to start three kindergarten classes at [&hellip
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About Face for DOE: District 3 Needs New School

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After desperate parents, elected officials and the Department of Education convened a “war room” to deal with District 3 crowding, the city has agreed to create a new school on the Upper West Side. This marks a significant turnaround for the Department of Education, and a victory for parents who have been pleading with education [&hellip
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New Budget Adds No Capacity

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West Side parents continued to make the case for new school space and additional seats in their stretched-to-capacity district at a Dec. 16 District 3 Community Education Committee meeting. During the meeting, which was focused on capital plan oversight, the Department of Education presented a two-year budget for the district that included no new seats [&hellip
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High School Hustle

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On the Monday after Thanksgiving, parents and 8th graders in public middle schools around the city put the final touches on their high school applications. With admissions rounds in both fall and winter, a separate specialized high school exam and sometimes-confusing forms to fill out, the application process generally causes stress for all. But adding [&hellip
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‘Systematic’ Crowding?

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At a high-energy meeting last week, representatives from District 3 elementary schools and members of the parent Community Education Council voiced their frustration about school overcrowding to representatives from the Department of Education. Last year, parents clashed over a plan to move the Center School out of P.S. 199’s building to alleviate crowding (that controversial [&hellip
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