A group filed a federal civil rights complaint Monday against the DOE's high school admission process.
The city is planning to shutter two dozen struggling schools for bad performance.
The DOE is planning another round of controversial school closures.
The DOE has begun "early engagement conversations" with 36 schools.
After reviewing its initial rejection of a plan to ease overcrowding at P.S. 116, the DOE has said no.
Education officials re-opened the door, Monday night, to a plan that could ease overcrowding at P.S. 116.
The Department of Education has taken the first step toward closure for nine Manhattan public schools.
P.S. 137 John L. Bernstein on the Lower East Side is one of 20 elementary and middle schools city-wide identified by the Department of Education as struggling.
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