Posts Tagged ‘District 3’

Noah Gotbaum Mulls Public Advocate Run

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

noah Noah Gotbaum has made a name for himself on the Upper West Side as a fierce advocate for public education, and now he’s considering taking that reputation for a city-wide test run in a campaign for public advocate. As a father of three children in local public schools and a member of District 3’s Community [&hellip
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Debate Over More Middle School Seats Heats Up

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

By Megan Bungeroth Upper West Side parents are usually clamoring for more public school space, and now the conversation has turned toward the impending demand for middle school seats. At a joint Community Education Council (CEC) and President’s Council meeting last week for District 3, concerned parents and board members hashed out the issues facing [&hellip
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The Numbers Don’t Lie (Again)

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Helen Rosenthal Three years ago, the Upper West Side public school community raised a ruckus about the shortage of elementary school seats throughout District 3. Well, it’s déjà vu all over again: The Community Education Council’s Middle School Committee ran the numbers and, to no one’s surprise, District 3 needs more middle school seats. [&hellip
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Space Squeeze for New District 3 Primary School

Written by admin on . Posted in Education

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

Written by admin on . Posted in Education

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

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

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

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

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?

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

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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Who Gets In?

Written by admin on . Posted in Education, News West Side Spirit

District 3, which encompasses the Upper West Side and most of Harlem, currently has no high school that gives special consideration to area students—and the local parent council doesn’t like it. On June 17, the district’s Community Education Council and Presidents’ Council approved a request asking the Department of Education to give local students priority [&hellip
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