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Articles about "NYC Department of Education"

  • Battery Park City Parents Clash Over School Seating By Olivier Fitzgerald | May 31, 2012

    The saga of Lower Manhattan’s scholastic overcrowding issue has finally come to an end. Battery Park City elementary P.S. 276 has opened its doors to this fall’s incoming kindergarten class after months of heated deliberation. Pre-kindergarten four year olds were being turned away from their district’s coveted P.S. 276 due to the preexisting four sections being filled to capacity. Desperate to reverse the decision, parents and school officials sought assistance from the Department of Education to help resolve the crisis. 

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  • School Overcrowding Crisis Looms Large For UWS Parents By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 11, 2012

    For parents on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, waitlists for public schools are a fact of life. While some have responded by enrolling their kids in private schools or moving to the suburbs, many more have dealt with this problem by simply holding out and hoping for the best. After all, the city built P.S. 452 last year to handle overflow from P.S. 87, which reduced the waitlist for the latter from more than 100 students a few years ago to just 30 as of April 7th. Nonetheless, with a glut of new construction projects on the way, the city is woefully underprepared to handle this population influx. There simply aren’t enough Manhattan schools in this neighborhood, and in the long run this could hurt the property values and popularity of luxury apartments and condos in the area.

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