Post Tagged with: "school closings"

Parents from M.S. 325 at the PEP meeting on February 28 where the decision on the school closing was made. (Photo by Nancy Rodriguez-Delgado via Bronx Times)

Bronx School Closing – Too Few ESL Teachers?

Bronx, Education March 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

The president of the Parent Association at M.S. 325 says the school does not have enough resources to serve its large number of English language learners, report Bronx Times and Amsterdam News.

School’s out at the Lola Rodríguez de Tió School. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx School Closures Cause Anguish Among Parents

Bronx, Education January 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm

The planned closure of three Bronx schools, among a total of six schools the DOE will close due to poor academic performance, causes worry among the mostly Hispanic parents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mother Cabrini High School at 701 Fort Washington Ave in Washington Heights (Photo by Beyond My Ken, Creative Commons license)

Future Dims for Mother Cabrini High School

Education, Manhattan, Women January 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Students and alumni of the financially-strapped Catholic high school in Washington Heights reach out to big names for help, the Manhattan Times reports.

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.

Newly built music studio at Harlem Renaissance High School where Dawn Landes teaches students to make beats

Harlem’s last chance high school fights for survival

Education, Featured Posts, New York January 3, 2012 at 9:38 am

A Harlem high school that gives a last chance to kids who have been incarcerated, or are returning to school after a teenage pregnancy, is in danger of being shut down. But DNAinfo reports that Harlem Renaissance High School is undergoing its own technological rebirth in a last ditch effort to give some desperate kids a fighting chance.

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