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Schools Chancellor to Hold Town Hall on Lower East Side

Dennis Walcott, the new chancellor of New York's public schools, is coming to the Lower East Side. He's holding a town hall meeting June 14th at P.S. 20, 166 Essex Street. According to an email from Community District 1's Community...

Chin Opposes Schools Chancellor Pick – Writes Letter to State Commissioner

Several members of the City Council are introducing a resolution calling on the state education commissioner to block Mayor Bloomberg's choice for schools chancellor. District 1 City Councilmember Margaret Chin is among them. She has also sent a letter...

Education Department Confirms Girls Prep Reversal

More on the Girls Prep situation/saga. The New York Times now has confirmation from the Department of Education that the LES charter school is delaying the first day of school, originally scheduled for this coming Monday.  As we reported...

Breaking: Girls Prep Deal Delays Monday Classes

It appears there's a deal in the works to resolve the long-running dispute surrounding the expansion of the Girls Prep Charter School on East Houston Street.  As we've been reporting, the Department Education had intended to go ahead with...

Girls Prep Ruling: the DOE Responds

We've just heard from the Department of Education about the Girls Prep situation. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver released a statement earlier today saying the DOE's decision to implement an expansion plan for the charter school -- in spite...

State Blocks Girls Prep Expansion

The state education commissioner is blocking a decision by New York City's Department of Education (DOE) to allow the Girls Prep Charter School to expand its middle school in a shared building on East Houston Street.  Several Lower East...

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...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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