PS Update

April 9, 2008 at 8:05 pm Leave a comment

For those readers who don’t have time to track what’s going on with NY’s public schools, here are a few readables that caught my attention. Each bulleted item is clickable.

According to this NY Times article, it will only affect those going into K and 1st grade

Again, for parents of kids heading into K. All the more important now that admission into PS 196 is no longer an entitlement of living here.

“In February, every city school painfully absorbed the shock of being suddenly forced to slash 1.75 percent of its budget, at an average of $70,000 per school. At some schools, the cuts topped $447,000. Across the city, many after-school activities and tutoring programs were immediately discontinued. Principals were forced to make Sophie’s choice on what to cut—technology, smaller class sizes, art or music, books, paper…”

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