Panel for Educational Policy

Queens school co-locations approved
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 11/05/2013 at 2:40PM

Kids, make room. Nine borough school co-locations have been approved and are planned to go into effect by the next school year. For the 2014 to 2015 school year, co-location plans will be executed in Martin Van Buren High School, J.H.S. 226 on Rockaway Boulevard, P.S. 40 in Jamaica, J.H.S. 72 in Jamaica and Long [...]

Two more schools may move into I.S. 59
Two more schools may move into I.S. 59
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 9/09/2013 at 1:25PM

Make room – one Springfield Gardens school could be the home for hundreds of more students come next fall. Intermediate School 59, located at 132-55 Ridgedale Street, is currently under capacity, utilizing about 60 percent of the building, according to enrollment statistics compiled by the Department of Education (DOE). This year, the school will begin [...]

Vote dates set for co-locating Queens schools
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 9/09/2013 at 11:05AM

The Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) will vote on four proposals to co-locate multiple Queens schools at the end of October. The PEP — made up of seven mayoral appointees and five representatives from each borough — will meet in Brooklyn on October 30 at 883 Classon Avenue to discuss a series of plans that [...]

Community concerned about crowded Cambria Heights’ Campus Magnet High School
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 6/26/2013 at 2:24PM

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) [...]

UFT sues to prevent school closings
UFT sues to prevent school closings
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/07/2012 at 5:40PM

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators (CSA) are hoping to “turnaround” the city’s decision to close 24 schools in court. The organizations filed suit today in State Supreme Court, seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction until issues surrounding the Department of Education’s (DOE) Turnaround plan can [...]

P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott in Queens slated to close
News Billy Rennison 2/10/2012 at 10:20AM

The Panel for Educational Policy (PEP)  rang the final bell for 23 city schools including P.S. 215 in Far Rockaway. The decision was made Thursday night at a vote by the PEP at Brooklyn Tech.  The PEP is composed of 13 members chosen by the mayor and the borough presidents. P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott received [...]

Pols, parents push for increased school bus service
News Michael Pantelidis 1/31/2012 at 1:25PM

A member of an influential city panel is concerned about perilous pathways getting between kids and their education. Dmytro Fedkowskyj, the Queens representative for the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP), is rallying parents across the borough to support a proposal that will eliminate ambiguity from the process of determining which children with dangerous intersections on [...]