The Department of Education says an additional seven schools have been selected to be phased out.
Additionally, at two more schools they are proposing to phase out the middle schools -- sixth through eighth grades -- while keeping the remaining grades in the building. Those schools would be the Academy for Social Action: A College Board School in Manhattan and P.S. 156 Laurelton in Queens.
The Department of Education yesterday identified 17 under-performing schools it wants to close or phase out for poor performance.