BREAKING NEWS: 2 schools off the DOE chopping block

Posted: February 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

According to NY1 Education reporter Lindsey Christ, the NYC Department of Education has taken 2 schools off chopping block on the eve of the PEP vote: Harlem’s Wadleigh won’t lose it’s middle school and KAPPA VII (Brooklyn) won’t close.

How will other schools fare before tomorrow’s PEP vote?

UPDATE:  For those who have been working hard with the Southside Community Schools Coalition, consider the analysis provided by gothamschools.org on the reprieve for these 2 schools:

City reverses plans to close Wadleigh middle school, KAPPA VII

Two schools that had faced closure votes this week are being taken off the chopping block.

The Department of Education said today it would no longer seek to close the middle grades of Wadleigh Secondary School of Performing and Visual Arts or the KAPPA VII middle school in Brooklyn. Teachers reported getting the news at the end of the day today, one day before the citywide school board was set to vote ont he closure proposals.

Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the department had made the decision after listening to community input at public meetings and behind the scenes.

“While these two schools continue to struggle, what we learned is that they are also poised to quickly improve,” he said in a statement.

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