Fireworks at Panel for Educational Policy


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Wow! At first the Council for Educational Policy press conference on the Tweed steps began as a tame and tepid affair, but the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) meeting that followed it was fireworks! The Panel has no administrative or executive role. They advise the chancellor on policy, but except for the representative from Manhattan, […]

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Community concerned about crowded Cambria Heights’ Campus Magnet High School


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Parents and students worry that adding another school to Cambria Heights’ Campus Magnet High School could crowd artistic minds. The high school is home to four separate schools, all geared towards enhancing students’ artistic and professional ambitions. There is the Humanities and Arts Magnet High School; Law-Government High School; Business, Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship (BCAE) […]

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Panel votes to phase out two Queens schools, may still truncate third


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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The Panel for Educational Policy voted early Tuesday morning to close two New York City public schools and phase out 22 more, including two Queens high schools, according to reports. The Law, Government and Community Service High School, and the Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School, both in Cambria Heights, will be phased out. The […]

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Three Queens high schools face closure


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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Three low-performing Queens high schools find themselves on the chopping block, including one school that was voted to close last year. Twenty-four struggling schools are currently being considered for closure by the Department of Education (DOE) after poor performances and low grades on city progress reports. Borough institutions Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School, […]

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