Posts Tagged ‘department of education’

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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What Comes After Affirmative Action?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown

New ways to add diversity as the policy nears its rightful end Affirmative action’s defenders and attackers finally agree on something: The policy probably won’t be around too much longer. The recent decision by the Supreme Court to revisit the issue clearly puts it in peril. Even if the court ends up retaining the legality of affirmative action for now, using race as [&hellip
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Are Child Predators in Our School System Slipping Through the Cracks?

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

FW-PS 87(as) The William T. Sherman School, P.S. 87, has a reputation for being one of the most popular public schools on the Upper West Side, if not all of Manhattan. The school motto is “One Family Under the Sun,” but recently that bright outlook was overshadowed by a harrowing incident of child abuse that has parents [&hellip
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State Sen. Daniel Squadron Nabs Public Servant of the Year Award

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

Last weekend, State Sen. Daniel Squadron was given the Public Servant of the Year Award by the Little Italy Merchants Association (LIMA) and the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation in recognition of his “compassion, humanity and commitment in serving the citizens of the Little Italy and Chinatown communities.” After being presented with the award by [&hellip
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COMMUNITY CELEBRATES: PS 181 TO REMAIN OPEN

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

Today, Councilman James Sanders thanked the Department of Education for keeping Brookville School in Operation.  Sanders joined parents and students from throughout the Brookville community in celebrating the news that PS 181 would not be closing its doors.  The decision to keep the school open was announced by school officials Friday morning. Sanders says, he [&hellip
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P.S. 137—NOT CLOSING YET

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

In October, Council member Margaret Chin wrote a letter to the Department of Education urging them to keep P.S. 137 – an elementary school in Manhattan’s Lower East Side –  open. The Council member also joined P.S. 137 parents and students for a rally in November in an attempt to keep the school’s doors open. Today, [&hellip
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DOE Presents More Palatable Rezoning Plan

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Education

By Lillian Rizzo Following weeks of parents, community board and Community Education Council (CEC) District 2 members voicing their distress over the latest rezoning plan for Lower Manhattan, the Department of Education (DOE) presented a new plan on Monday, Nov. 28. “We are presenting one new proposal…and we will keep it simple,” said Elizabeth Rose [&hellip
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Options for Relieving School Overcrowding are Hotly Debated

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Education

By Lillian Rizzo The Department of Education rolled out a new rezoning plan last week in the hope of settling the growing problem of overcrowded schools in Lower Manhattan and increasing waitlists for kindergartens. But it looks like the DOE is the only one that is content with this new rezoning plan. While the DOE [&hellip
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CITY PUSHED ON PCB MITIGATION

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli West Side elected officials want the Department of Education to quickly remove PCBs from P.S. 199 using recommendations from the school Parent-Teacher Association. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Borough President Scott Stringer, State Sen. Thomas Duane, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal and Council Member Gale Brewer wrote a letter Nov. 3 asking for the expedited [&hellip
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We Need More Classrooms at Riverside Center

Written by admin on . Posted in Education, Opinion and Column

It’s time for the city and Extell to take responsibility By Noah E. Gotbaum As is well known, the entirety of Community School District 3—stretching from Lincoln Center to Central Harlem—faces a serious schools overcrowding crisis. In 2010, District 3 had two of the top 10 most overcrowded school zones in the city, with eight [&hellip
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