P.S. 150 wins national award

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PS 150 kidOctober 7, 2014- Last year, the city tried to evict P.S. 150 and make it move to Chelsea. Now, they are winning national awards: The National Blue Ribbon Award.

A local blog reports, “Tribeca elementary school P.S. 150 — a school that at one time was in danger of relocating to Chelsea — has just won the National Blue Ribbon Award.

The award, administered by the U.S. Dept. of Education since 1982, is for schools that have “overall academic excellence” or “progress in closing achievement gaps” among students, according to the U.S. D.O.E.’s website.

“I really find this a Cinderella tale,” Wendy Chapman, current P.T.A. member and former co-president for two years, in a phone interview.

Chapman was one of the many parents who fought to keep P.S. 150, a pre-K through 5th grade school, open at 334 Greenwich St. after the city D.O.E. announced a plan to relocate it to Chelsea in April of 2013.  The city cited the costs of running a school with only one class per grade.”

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