Posts Tagged ‘school’

MORE KIDS, LESS SCHOOL SEATS

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The spate of new construction has exacerbated the school overcrowding problem on the West Side has, where children were waitlisted for local public schools. Yet the Department of Education is using flawed metrics to predict the number of new school seats needed in Manhattan over the next decade, according to a report by Borough President [&hellip
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A Win for Parents

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New York City’s 1.1 million public school children are the real winners in the State Legislature’s decision to return control of city schools to the mayor. By voting to renew mayoral control, the Legislature acknowledged that having a single point of decision-making works. In so doing, they took a giant step toward ensuring that the [&hellip
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HIGH SCHOOL HERO

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Jessica Salama, an Upper West Side resident and Bronx High School of Science senior, was one of two student to receive an honorable mention in the 2009 Junior Achievement of New York (JANY) High School Heroes Essay Contest. As part of the High School Heroes program, high school students volunteer to teach students in grades [&hellip
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New Writing High School?

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With Brandeis High School being replaced by three new institutions in 2009, the Department of Education is currently considering proposals and gathering community input for a fourth school to open in September 2010. Last week, officials held a community meeting on the campus, at 145 W. 84th St
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