Melissa and Other Council Members Continue to Press the DOE on School Closings Policy

Yesterday, the Education and Oversight & Investigations Committees held a joint hearing on the recent closing of 19 public schools by the Department of Education, two of which are in District 8.

Melissa joined the hearing to ask representatives of the DOE about the closings as well as the growing achievement gap in our City.  Click below to view NY1’s coverage of the event, which features a clip of Melissa’s comments:

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As you may remember, the DOE’s Panel for Education Policy approved the phasing out of these schools at a hearing in January, after listening to over eight hours of testimony, an overwhelming majority of which was against the Department’s plan.

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