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Parents Gear Up to Protest Manhattan Charter School Plan

A new charter school battle is brewing on the Lower East Side. The Department of Education is now out with a plan to move an expanded Manhattan Charter School into a building at 220 Henry Street that is already...

New Charter School Hearing Tomorrow Evening

A notice from District 1's Community Education Council: NOTICE!! Thursday February 17th, 2010 6:30pm Located at Manhattan Charter School 100 Attorney Street To hear community input on proposal to open a new charter school in lower Manhattan. The proposed charter school will serve grades K-5,...

CB3 Committee Strengthens Support for SPURA School

We already wrote (extensively!) about Monday night's meeting of Community Board 3's SPURA task force. But there were some important issues we weren't able to discuss in the main story, including a proposal to set aside space for a...

DOE: No Need For a School on Seward Park Site

Is there a need for a new school on the Lower East Side? According to the Department of Education, the answer is "no." During the summer, members of District 1's Community Education Council asked Community Board 3 to make...

Community Education Council (District 1) Seeks New Members

District 1's Community Education Council (CEC1) is looking for a few good parents interested in helping to improve the Lower East Side's public schools.  There are 12 members on the council (9 parents selected by parent associations, 2 members...

Op/Ed: Make Schools a Priority in SPURA Plan

The ongoing debate about the future of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area revolves around the issue of affordable vs. market rate housing.  But during Community Board 3's deliberations, other topics., such as the need for new schools and...

Education Council Discusses Dual Language Programs Tonight

There will be presentations from two Lower East Side schools developing dual language programs at District 1's Education Council meeting tonight. The Shuang Wen School (P.S. 184) is sought after by parents citywide for its dual language curriculum.  Back in...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...
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