School Closures

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Astoria »

Kids 'Devastated' by Plan to Close Catholic School After More Than 50 Years

Most Precious Blood will close at the end of the school year, officials announced recently.

Civic Center »

STORM UPDATE: Mayor to Decide on School Closings in the Morning

Bill de Blasio vowed the city would make sure all five boroughs are taken care of in the snow storm.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Archdiocese Hires Counselors to Help Relocate Holy Cross Students

Holy Cross School will close down at the end of the school year.

New York City »

Joe Lhota Spars With Democrats Over Merit Pay, School Closures at Debate

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota says teachers should be paid more for teaching at tough schools.

New York City »

Officials Fear Some Damaged Schools May Stay Closed for Rest of Year

As staff and students prepare for Monday, many schools are without power or are hosting evacuees.

New York City »

All Public Schools and Some Universities Will Remain Closed Through Friday

Weather damage, suspended mass transit and need for shelters was cited as causes of the ongoing closures.

New York City »

24 Struggling Schools Will Keep Their Names, DOE Says

The struggling schools an arbitrator prevented the city from closing will get to keep their names.

Harlem »

Harlem Renaissance Among Schools Removed from Closure List

Harlem Renaissance High School is one of seven schools where teachers' jobs are safe.

South Bronx »

Panel Votes to Close Six Bronx Schools, Despite Protests

The city education panel approved DOE plans to phase out five Bronx high schools and to shrink another.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

Legacy High School to Close, DOE Panel Votes

The West 14th Street high school will be phased out, the Panel for Educational Policy voted Thursday.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

City's Education Panel Votes to Close Washington Irving

The century-old Washington Irving High School was among 23 schools the panel has now voted to close.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

Legacy HS Students Ask DOE to 'Save Our School' at Union Square Walk-Out

Legacy School for Integrated Studies students walked out of class for a rally in Union Square.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

DOE Criticized For Proposed Closure of Washington Irving School

At a public meeting, parents, teachers and students pleaded with the DOE not to close Washington Irving.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Parents and Teachers Rally to Save Washington Irving

Washington Irving High supporters rallied in Union Square on Wednesday to save the school.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Washington Irving High School Closure Plan Sparks Outrage

Washington Irving High School in Gramercy is among the latest schools to be marked for closure.