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Education

City plans to reshape Banana Kelly HS

City plans to reshape Banana Kelly HS

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 […]

Education / Jobs / Politics

Mayor’s cuts have Hunts Point schools worried

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed laying off city school teachers in dramatic numbers to compensate for budget shortfalls. In Hunts Point and Longwood, Banana Kelly High School would stand to lose five of its 27 teachers to the Mayor’s buzzsaw, while the high school with which it shares a building […]

Crime / News

Students stage event to stop youth violence

Students stage event to stop youth violence

A dozen kids from Banana Kelly High School have decided that being depressed about the violence in their neighborhoods was pointless. Instead, the students from the Longwood school are drawing attention to the problem by staging public events through a national anti-violence organization called United Playaz, in an effort to […]

Art / News

In the news, July 26-Aug. 1

In the news, July 26-Aug. 1

The future of the Bridges Juvenile Center on Spofford Ave will be the topic of discussion at a Town Hall forum at MS 424 Friday, July 30, pending a permit from the school. Hunts Point residents and others interested in the outcome of the detention center better known as Spofford […]

Education / News

Banana Kelly teacher honored for creativity

Banana Kelly teacher honored for creativity

By Justyna Malota jmalota@hunter.cuny.edu When he was in second grade, Nicola Vitale’s teacher challenged him to repair a broken toilet in his school. With just the guidance of a how-to workbook, he and a classmate fixed it. “It was very empowering,” recalled Vitale, a teacher at Banana Kelly High School. […]

Education / Environment

The Bronx River as science lab

The Bronx River as science lab

By Stephanie Smith Photo by Stephanie Smith Banana Kelly High School students (left to right) Valerie Cazeres, Jauna Williams and Nia Johnson on the Bronx River at Shoelace Park. At a small dock on the Bronx River, students from Banana Kelly High School get ready to dip buckets into the […]