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Residents rally against school merger

Students and educators rally at City Hall on Feb. 27.

“We’ve been told a merger is different than a closure because students and teachers will have a school to go to,” said one teacher. “However, Rucker will be no more. Where do our public schools go? They’re relocated permanently, and they’re forgotten.”


Parents clamor for more charter schools

Key for abbreviations above: % SS = percentage of students meeting state standards in English (E) and math (M). For high schools, % grad = percentage of students graduating in four years. SN = percentage of students with special needs, and ELL = percentage of English language learners.

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.