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Josh Penafiel hopes to graduate this summer.

Before and After Aspirations: The Legacy of a School Closing

Josh Penafiel dropped out of his East New York high school after it was closed by the New York City Department of Education several years ago. Now he’s trying to get his diploma, but time is running out.

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Political division as PEP shutters more schools

At last night’s Panel for Education Policy meeting and vote on 53 proposals – a mix of phase-outs, closings and co-locations at NYC Public Schools – division among the panel members was clear.

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Education Panel Votes to Close 22 Schools

The Panel for Education Policy approved the city’s plan to phase-out 20 schools and close two others during a meeting on Monday night, the New York Post reported.  Hundreds of parents and teachers came to Brooklyn Tech, where the vote took place, to protest the move. Since taking office in 2002, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has […]

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At Three Schools, Brief Hearings Air Common Themes

Community members from three small schools on the city’s chopping block–Brooklyn’s P.S. 73, East New York’s JHS 13, and Manhattan’s Freedom High– aired their frustrations, their unheralded successes on Feb. 25.

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Two dozen schools to close

The Panel for Education Policy agreed to close 24 public schools and reopen them as new schools, SchoolBook reported.  Students and faculty spoke on behalf of their schools at the meeting. Before the meeting, Chancellor Walcott backed away from closing two others on a previous list — Grover Cleveland High School in Queens and Bushwick Community […]

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Inside a Closing School: Jamaica High

The impending closing of Jamaica High School has upset several members of the community.

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