January 18, 2012
On the agenda of the Panel for Educational Policy tonight: changes to schools in eight buildings in three boroughs.
The meeting is sure to be tame compared to next month’s, when the panel is set to vote on proposals to close or shrink 25 schools. The most contentious item facing the panel tonight could be the city’s plan to move a Brooklyn high school closer to where its students live, which students and staff at the school support.
The panel is also voting on a co-location plan for a new charter school started by the Children’s Aid Society, a 158-year-old social services provider.
Geoff is at the meeting, taking place in Brooklyn Technical High School’s cavernous auditorium, and we’re going to try something new with our coverage. Rather than live-blog the meeting, we’ll stream Geoff’s Twitter updates here.
View our full Twitter feedto see Rachel’s updates from a school closure hearing at Brooklyn’s P.S. 19 — and potentially other tidbits, as well.