A federal court ruled blocked the city's controversial plans to close 19 underperforming schools (including Jamaica High School, right, in Queens) by upholding "a lower court finding that the city’s Education Department did not comply with the 2009 state law on mayoral control of the city schools because it failed to adequately notify the public about the ramifications of the closings." And since students thought the schools were closing, few applied, so some schools may only have a few dozen students! Mayor Bloomberg was not happy with the ruling, "There's a whole bunch of kids that at least for one year will get a terrible education that ... they'll probably never recover from."