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City Scraps Plan to Co-Locate Two Harlem Schools After Parents Push Back

(DNAINFO)  Dartunorro Clark | April 7, 2017 — The city Department of Education scrapped a contentious proposal to co-locate two Harlem schools after parents from both schools criticized the plan and pushed to provide their own alternative.

Students from Teachers College Community School will now stay in its current building at 168 Morningside Ave., after the department quashed its own plan to temporarily house overflow students from TCCS — whose space is currently more than 200 percent over capacity — inside the nearby P.S. 36 at 123 Morningside Drive.

This past February, the proposal went before the Panel for Educational Policy at a meeting in Brooklyn, where dozens of parents from both schools spoke out against it, urging the group not to be a “rubber stamp” for the department before the panel tabled the vote.

Source: City Scraps Plan to Co-Locate Two Harlem Schools After Parents Push Back – West Harlem – DNAinfo New York