Post Tagged with: "low-performing schools"

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza (Photo by Alex Zimmerman via Chalkbeat)

New York State Releases List of Struggling NYC Schools

Education, New York January 17, 2019 at 6:34 pm

Chalkbeat reports on the 124 NYC schools just listed by New York State as needing comprehensive support and targeted support.

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Bloomberg Policy of Closing Schools Under Fire from Many Fronts

Mayor Bloomberg’s policy of phasing-out and closing public schools due to poor performance has drawn criticism from school staff and students, and has become a hot political issue in the race for City Hall.

Parents and community leaders keep up the fight to save P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte, the Washington Heights elementary school named after one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. (Photo by Victor Matos/EDLP)

Parents, Community Save Washington Heights School

Education, Latino, Manhattan January 15, 2013 at 11:45 am

Washington Heights’ P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte, along with 32 other public schools, have been saved from closure for another year. Extra programs at the school – which is 97 percent Latino – have been added but parents continue the fight to restore lost funding.

Carmen Rojas (centro), presidenta de la organización Padres abogando por sus hijos, encabeza la manifestación contra el cierre de la escuela Juan Pablo Duarte.

Elementary School Serving Immigrant Kids on Brink of Closing

Dominican, Education, Latino December 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte in Washington Heights has the largest number of recently-arrived immigrant students. But with low performance landing it on the DOE chopping block, El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Dominican parents trying to save the century-old school.

Polish Students in Queens Could Lose High School

Polish Students in Queens Could Lose High School

Eastern European, Education, In the News March 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

The Polish newspaper Nowy Dziennik reported on another potential school closing in the city, this time Grover Cleveland High School, a school in Queens with many Polish and other immigrant students.

Threatened closing of PS 256 triggers protest

Brooklyn, Education, In the News October 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm

About a hundred angry parents, educators and students from PS 256 rallied outside their school this week in fear and resentment that the city’s Department of Education (DOE) is considering closing the school. The DOE recently placed the school, located at 114 Kosciuszko Street, on its 20-low performing elementary andRead More

Samuel J. Gompers HS students on the first day of school.

South Bronx school gets no help from Dept. of Ed

Bronx, Education, In the News October 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Last spring, the Education Department identified Samuel Gompers High School in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx as one of more than two dozen low-performing schools eligible for a special federal improvement grant. The school would have been required to close down and reopen as a charter schoolRead More