Education officials are no longer pursuing a plan to change a middle school program for gifted and talented students at P.S. 122 in Queens. The reversal comes after District 30 parents of both G&T and general education students fought the proposal.
Families applying to Kindergarten will hear this week where their little ones are attending. Notices were put in the mail today.
Parent leaders in Ocean Hill-Brownsville have voted to eliminate zoning boundaries for kindergarten students next fall, allowing families to apply to all schools in the district regardless of where they live. The approach seems to be catching hold in disparate neighborhoods across the city. Read our interview with CEC 23 leader Erwin Charles.
There are dueling approaches to school choice in northern Manhattan’s District 6: one would eliminate elementary school zones so families can apply to any school while another wants families to fight for improvements at the struggling schools so there isn’t such pressure on the better schools in the district.
The third and final education council zoning committee hearing on the Department of Education’s rezoning proposal for District 2 is scheduled for Tuesday night, and parents are expected to express their concerns about the affect on their property values and their disappointment that their children would no longer attend the school they had planned for.
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