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Panel for Educational Policy

Fatima Ptacek, voice of 'Dora the Explorer,' reads to a kindergarten class at PS 111 in Manhattan on Read Across America Day - March 1, 2013 (credit: Luke Fontana/Screen Actors Guild Foundation via Getty Images)

United Federation Of Teachers Wants To Reduce Mayor’s Control Over Schools

Under the current system, the mayor appoints the majority of members to the Panel for Educational Policy that votes on school policies.

03/15/2013

Protesters at a meeting at Brooklyn Tech High School where a panel voted to close 22 city public schools. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Panel Votes To Close 22 Low-Performing NYC Schools

The Panel for Educational Policy approved the phasing out of 22 schools in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan in a vote early Tuesday morning at a meeting at Brooklyn Tech High School.

03/12/2013

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Panel Meets To Decide Fate Of 20 NYC Schools

A controversial school closure vote had emotions running high Monday evening at Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene.

03/11/2013

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Panel Votes To Close 24 NYC Schools Despite Protests From Parents, Teachers

Dozens of parents addressed the Panel for Educational Policy in Brooklyn Thursday night.

04/27/2012

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Parents, Teachers Outraged Over School Closings Across NYC

Aside from the effect the closings would have on students, another big concern is that only half of some 3,000 teaching jobs are expected to be restored once the replacement schools open.

04/26/2012

Roberto Clemente Magnet School (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Still Outraged Over Plan To Shut Down 18 NYC Schools

Board members blame perennial poor performance but, they say, by redirecting the resources they can improve education across the City.

02/10/2012

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NYC’s Panel For Education Policy Votes To Close 18 Schools At Boisterous Public Meeting

The panel, controlled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, struggled to hear public comments over the booming chants — some lead by members of the group calling themselves Occupy the Department of Education

02/09/2012