Posts Tagged ‘Dennis Walcott’

Community Education Council Discusses Hot Button Issues in District 3

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School located at 215 West 114th Street. The CEC brought together families, educators and Dept. of Ed. Chancellor Walcott to address pressing issues facing the school district A joint town hall meeting got heated last week as parents, educators and the District 3 Community Education Council (CEC 3) demanded answers from Chancellor Dennis Walcott and his team regarding a variety of issues [&hellip
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The State of Education in New York City

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Education, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

7260074834_53a4eb3048_o A look at the challenges facing schools in Manhattan As students pack their backpacks and get ready for the school year that will kick off next week, parents and education advocates are gearing up to fight the continuing battle for quality public school education in New York City. While downtown, which includes Community Education Council [&hellip
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Petition Push for New Uptown Middle School

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Family, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Students in front of PS 158   Parents and politicians are clashing with the Department of Education (DOE) in a war of numbers and need on the Upper East Side. While residents insist that they must have another middle school and soon in the neighborhood, the DOE is holding parents at bay, pointing to data they say indicates that elementary school [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter Kellner Sues Mayor & City Over MTS Opponents of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS) have thrown up what could be their best-chance roadblock against the project. Assembly Member Micah Kellner announced that he has filed a lawsuit against Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council in the state Supreme Court on the [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

MargaretChin Lower East Side and Chinatown Chin Says Cuts to After-School and Daycare Programs Remain In response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget, Council Member Margaret Chin noted that while the mayor has committed to fund 2,600 teaching positions, the budget still includes cuts to daycare, after-school programs and other services in the Lower East Side [&hellip
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