Post Tagged with: "NYC Department of Education"


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 rally against Common Core

By Annie Nova. Parents and educational advocates discuss the effects of testing at P.S. 75 on March 19.

Parents and activists rallied in the gymnasium inside P.S. 75 on March 19, expressing outrage over the testing-obsessed culture they say is setting their children up for failure.


Local school squeezed for play space

Students from the Bronx Charter School for the Arts compete with parked cars for play space on Longfellow Avenue.

Community Board 2 has joined sides with the Bronx Charter School for the Arts to push the transportation dept. to limit cars on their street so that students can play in peace.

Education / Government

Local school will partner with nonprofit

The Simpson Street building where the Bronx Studio School for Artists and Writers is located.

The Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists will collaborate with Global Kids as part of a new mayoral initiative aimed at offering students social services schools can’t.


Program teaches kids how to act

Students at MS 424 practice acting.

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has made its way to Hunts Point middle school classrooms, where it provides acting training to city youth.


District managers push for stronger community boards

They say the city charter should be amended so that city agencies that didn’t exist when community boards were created must be held accountable.

Education / Health / Housing

Homeless students face uphill battle

By Daniel Bejarano Over a quarter of the students at P.S. 333 in Longwood live in temporary housing, are doubled up with relatives, living in a shelter or are a court hearing away from eviction. But despite the disturbing numbers of young people in unsteady environments, the city is devoting […]

Education / Politics

City will close Banana Kelly HS

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 […]

Education / News

Board 2 spurns new charter school

A new charter school for high school students with no shot at getting an education anywhere else is set to open in Longwood in September, over the objections of many at the two high schools that already share the building with a medical and dental clinic. Not so fast, said […]