The Pre-K coverage in today's Times brings familiar tales of woe -- siblings bounced, in-zone kids displaced by out-of-zone applicants -- but some semi-encouraging news: it seems that OSEPO might reconsider its plan to standardize next year's kindergarten admissions. Other reports (and our own communication with the DOE) suggest that the DOE will be moving the middle school process earlier in the calendar year next year, to prevent bottlenecks and delays. While it's little salve for this year's slings and arrows, at least there's hope that a) they're listening and b) the process just may improve in its next iteration.
For readers waiting for answers to specific questions, we're still waiting, too. With luck, we'll have responses soon.