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Another school closure trickles out from the DOE

The school closure count is now up to eight after the Department of Education broke the bad news at another school today.

Families at PS 2 in the Morrisania section of the Bronx learned today that their school will close in June. Students in the upper grades will phase out while children in the lower grades will get the first shot at enrolling next fall in a new school opening in the same location.

The Web site Insideschools notes that PS 2, never a very successful school, was destabilized when it moved into a shared building in 2005 to make room for two small high schools. For the last two years, it received a D on its DOE progress report, which the department uses to evaluate school improvement.

The news about PS 2 comes on top of three school closures announced last week and four more announced yesterday.

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