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DOE Pulls Two Schools Off Closure List

The Department of Education has announced it will withdraw its proposal to close Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx and P.S. 104 in Queens, GothamSchools.org reported. The announcement came just four days before Monday’s Panel for Educational Policy meeting, where a vote will determine the fate of two dozen schools listed for closure or phase-out. Following public hearings last month, officials decided the two schools are actually on the path to improvement and should remain open. However, Lehman will be reduced significantly, shrinking from 2,700 students this year to about 1,000.

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