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WEST SIDE CHARTER APPROVED

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By Dan Rivoli The Upper West Side is on track to getting a new charter school after the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Success Academy’s application Oct. 27. Upper West Success—part of the Success Academy chain of charter schools—already has a website running and is taking applications. The Success Academy’s [&hellip
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UWS SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD

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By Dan Rivoli A former custodian at an Upper West Side high school pled guilty for defrauding the city of more than $100,000. District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Philip Portelli, a 33-year-old former custodian at Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School, pled guilty to running a “no-show job scheme.”
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Unrest at Bronx Science

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By Alexandra Waldhorn and Megan Izen Playground politics are no longer reserved for students at Bronx High School of Science. An estimated 70 teachers and supporters from the prestigious public school rallied outside Mayor Bloomberg’s Upper East Side home June 10 with a plea for him to intervene in the school’s ongoing battle with top [&hellip
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OVERCROWDING QUESTIONS

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Department of Education officials will attend a Community Education Council meeting to discuss overcrowding in a pocket of the Upper West Side. District 3, which runs from West 59th Street up to Harlem, has been overcrowded in its southern section as more young families have moved into the neighborhood and parents have chosen public school [&hellip
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GROWING RIFT OVER P.S. 199 CROWDING PROPOSALS

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The Department of Education’s preliminary proposals for tackling overcrowding in District 3 have led to escalating tension between parents at P.S. 199 and The Center School, whose children share a building on West 70th Street. Various factions from the two schools sharply disagree on whether The Center School should be moved to alleviate the space [&hellip
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