New specialized high school may come to UWS

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New York City Schools chancellor Joel Klein announced he supports opening a public high school on the Upper West Side that specializes in writing. The school, which would be named after late Pulitzer Prize-winning author and teacher Frank McCourt, would open in fall 2010 at the Louis D. Brandeis High School campus on 84th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues. The Frank McCourt School would join three other specialized high schools on the campus, including Global Learning Collaborative, the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers, and Innovation Diploma Plus, which helps older students graduate from high school. The city is planning to hold a public forum before the Panel for Educational Policy votes on the school.

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