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DOE to Students: Keep Waiting for School Acceptance

Eighth Graders will have to wait even longer for high school acceptance letters



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    Next year, students from two East Hartford Catholic schools will be sharing classrooms.

    Close to 80,000 eighth graders in the city will have to wait a little longer to see where they can go to school next fall.

    A lawsuit against the Department of Education to block the closing of 19 high schools has forced a delay for students finding out which high school's they've been accepted to.

    Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Joan Lobis, who is overseeing the case filed by the NAACP, said the decision can't go out since the closing schools are not part of the selection process. 

    The NAACP cites the new mayoral control law's requirement that the agency explain the impact of school closings on the local communities.   

    Middle-school principals were informed earlier in the week that they couldn't pick up the decision letters on Tuesday.  The deadline passed Wednesday without any update on when the students can receive their letters.