Posts Tagged ‘DOE’

Campaign Seeks 20 mph Speed Limit for Entire Upper West Side

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images (2) Lisa Sladkus wants New Yorkers to slow down. As director of Upper West Side Streets Renaissance, a nonprofit street safety advocacy group, she has begun campaigning for a neighborhood-wide speed limit reduction. Her proposal: cut down the Upper West Side’s current 30 mph limit to 20 mph. “We know that speeding is the primary cause [&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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Bullying at Any Price

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

East Side public and private schools cope with age-old problem In the past year, bullying has become not only a pervasive danger for students to dodge in the hallways but a hot topic of debate in the media, among parents and around dinner tables nationwide. Tragic stories of bullied kids committing suicide show up alongside [&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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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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The Past, Present and Future of School Rezoning

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Family

The battle over Downtown’s schools By Lillian Rizzo Since October, parents have stood in school auditoriums, before panels and projectors, asking for the answer to a simple question: What school will their children attend in the fall? These parents from Lower Manhattan neighborhoods have attended meetings at which the District 2 Community Education Council (CEC) [&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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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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DOE Increases Spots at Soon to Be Opened Downtown School

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News

By Lillian Rizzo Lower Manhattan’s Peck Slip School has been given an additional number of seats for students, and it hasn’t even opened its doors yet. The news came yesterday as advocates such as the Community Education Council, Community Board 1 and Assemblyman Sheldon Silver pushed for a solution to overcrowded schools in the Downtown [&hellip
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