Tuesday, January 8, 2013
2 Queens schools to close
From DNA Info:
Seventeen schools have been placed on the chopping block for sub-par performance, Department of Education officials announced Monday.
The schools, including the Herbert H. Lehman High School in The Bronx, the High School of Graphic Communication Arts in Hell's Kitchen and Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn, were among 60 schools that were identified by the DOE as struggling late last year.
A second round of proposed closures and phase-outs — where schools are eliminated one grade at a time as students graduate — is expected to be announced Tuesday.
Of the 17 schools, six received grades of 'F' and nine received 'D's on their most recent school progress reports. The remaining two had received three 'C's in a row.
28Q140 P.S. 140 Edward K Ellington — elementary school phase-out (Jamaica)
29Q494 Law, Government and Community Service High School — high school phase-out (Cambria Heights)