FOUR IMPORTANT UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS, INCLUDING ANTI-DEMOLITION RALLY

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There are some important local education meetings comin … Read the rest of this entry >>

PS 191 GROUP FIGHTS SCHOOL DEMOLITION PLANS

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We have been hearing quite a bit about the fight to stop the demolition of PS 199 on West 70th street as the city considers redeveloping the school building as a high-rise with a new school at the bottom. But [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT SOME UPCOMING SCHOOL FAIRS

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School fairs are a great way to support local schools and find out more about them if you're looking to move into the school district. There are generally lots of fun events for kids of all ages. Here are some of the school fairs coming up in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

PETITION AND BILL AIM TO SLOW OR STOP PROCESS OF DEMOLISHING UWS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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New efforts are underway to stop or slow the process of demolishing two local public schools so that developers can build high-rises with new schools in their place. Parents and local residents near PS 199, on West 70th street, have [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY OFFICIALS DIDN’T TELL PARENTS ABOUT LEAKING TOXIC CHEMICALS AT PS 87

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The Department of Education waited three weeks to fix a light bulb that was leaking toxic chemicals at PS 87 on 77th street, and didn’t tell parents for almost three months, according to Assembly member Linda Rosenthal. PCB’s are a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPPOSITION BUILDS TO DEMOLISHING LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS, BUT SOME SEE BENEFITS

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Community opposition is building to city plans that could allow developers to knock down two local schools and build luxury high-rises with new schools in their place. If the city moves ahead, PS 191 on 61st street and PS 199 [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PTA TRIES TO REASSURE PARENTS ABOUT POSSIBLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DEMOLITIONS

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The news we broke about the city’s effort to find developers willing to redevelop the sites of two Upper West Side public schools has shocked local parents. PS 191 on 61st street and PS 199 on 70th street could be [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

EXCLUSIVE: THE CITY IS CONSIDERING PLANS TO DEMOLISH PS 199 AND PS 191 (UPDATED WITH CITY RESPONSE)

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In somewhat shocking news, we have learned that the city has solicited and received proposals from developers to demolish PS 199 on West 70th Street and PS 191 on West 61st Street and build luxury towers on their sites. PS [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WITHDRAWS PLAN TO MOVE UWS HIGH SCHOOL

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Late last year, the city proposed moving Innovative Diploma Plus High School, a high school for older transfer students, out of the old Brandeis High School on 84th Street, and into a building in Washington Heights. The plan would make [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THEFTS AND THREATS AT SCHOOL ON 93RD STREET RAISE ALARMS; GANG CONNECTION CITED

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Parents and staff members at the Joan of Arc schools complex on 93rd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues say that a gang is intimidating and robbing students at the school. Two students were mugged for their cell phones in [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PARENTS, LEADERS PROTEST PROPOSAL TO MOVE HIGH SCHOOL

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Brandeis High School on West 84th Street has become home to a hodge-podge of different high schools, as well as Upper West Success Academy, Eva Moskowitz’s controversial charter school. Now the city Department of Education is considering closing down Innovative [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDERS HAVE REAL POLITICAL POWER FOR THE NEXT YEAR; WILL WE USE IT?

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Like most Upper West Siders, you probably cast your vote in this year's election knowing it would have little practical effect. The presidential candidates paid no attention to New York state, because the outcome here … Read the rest of this entry >>

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