Local state elected officials are calling for more charter school seats in the area, citing statistics from charter advocates that one in three families on New York City’s charter school waitlists are from the Bronx.
This is an updated version of a story first published on the Hunts Point Express website on April 8th. The city’s Department of Education will close Banana Kelly High School at the end of the current school semester, reinterview faculty for their jobs, hire new teachers to replace those it […]
Some 50 students, teachers and union representatives faced off against an official from the city’s Department of Education in the cafeteria of Banana Kelly High School on April 4th, to argue the education department should scrap its proposal to close the school and reopen it with a new name.
In a letter tinged with sadness and bitterness, the embattled principal of Banana Kelly High School has resigned. Joshua Laub, who headed the school for 12 years, blamed city policies for the declining fortunes of the school, where graduation rates have been falling while enrollment climbed. Saying the Department of […]
To help keep kids in class, one Longwood school has opened a doctor’s office on campus. Students without health insurance can be plagued by a number of factors that result in their absence from school, and often in trips to the emergency room. Physical ailments, family problems, mental health issues, […]
Booing city officials, residents defended the principal of the largest high school in the Hunts Point/Longwood community and denounced Department of Education plans for a major makeover of Banana Kelly High School at a forum on the school’s future. Branded a failure by the education department, Banana Kelly must be […]