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Students at toxic school had been sick for years, NY Daily News

Records obtained by New York Daily News show that students at PS 51 had complained to school nurses about vomiting, headaches, abnormal gaits and seizures since 2005. Officials relocated the school in September because of toxic contamination.

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Overcrowding leads to busing angst at PS 194 in Bronx, NY Daily News

Due to crowding issues, Public School/Middle School 194 has recently been forced to bus students to “overflow sites,” schools that can handle its overflow.  NY Daily News reports that 20 years after a successful fight for a new school in Westchester Square so children would not have to be shuttled outside of the area, families once again have many concerns.

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Congregation Fights For Use Of School Space, MyFoxNY

A congregation from the Bronx Household Of Faith may no longer be able to use a school hall to house their worship, MyFoxNY reports.

The Department Of Education is fighting in the courts to uphold a ruling that prevents public schools being used for religious purposes.

The Bronx Household Of Faith have filed a petition after losing the first round in court.

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New York schools fall in progress reports, but one Bronx school surprises, NYTimes

New York’s elementary and middle schools received twice as many D’s and F’s this year from last year under the city’s grading system from the Department of Education, reports SchoolBook, a joint education journalism venture between the New York Times and WNYC radio.

Last year, the Department enacted a rule that schools couldn’t drop more than two letter grades in the School Progress Reports, but this year that safety net was removed and many schools fell further.

Altogether, 79 city schools received D’s and 32 were graded F. Last year, only around 60 school total had received D’s or F’s, reports SchoolBook.

A quarter of schools received A’s, 35 percent were given B’s and another 30 percent got C’s.

The South Bronx Classical Charter School, however, bucked the trend and received an A this year after getting a D last year.


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