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Public hearing to be held in Ridgewood for struggling Grover Cleveland HS

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The future of the struggling Grover Cleveland High School will be the focus of a special public hearing next Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Ridgewood institution.

The school, located at 21-27 Himrod St., has been listed as one of 62 New York City schools that have been identified by the state Department of Education (DOE) as either struggling or persistently struggling. These schools are in danger of being placed under receivership by the state without quick improvement in academic performance in the next year.

The purpose of the public hearings is for the DOE to solicit input through public engagement regarding recommendations for improving the school.

The public is encouraged to sign up to speak at the hearing to voice their concerns and ideas for the school. Written comments will also be collected on the day of the hearing and can be submitted via the online feedback form as well.

The hearing will take place on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those who cannot attend the hearing, they may submit comments by mail to the NYC Department of Education, State/Federal Education Policy and School Improvement Programs, 52 Chambers St., Room 320, New York, NY 10007, or through email to Receivership@schools.nyc.gov.

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