Chancellor Carranza Was in Brooklyn This Week

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via DOE: Chancellor Carranza (second from right).

BENSONHURST/BEDFORD STUYVESANT – The new Department of Education Chancellor Richard A. Carranza has been visiting schools this week, his second on the job, and yesterday was Brooklyn’s turn. He visited three schools, starting with the Brooklyn Studio Secondary School in Bensonhurst:

He then went to the New Beginnings Charter School in Bedford Stuyvesant:

And ended with a visit to the Brighter Choice Community School:

While DOE has been creating short videos to introduce folks to the new leader:

and he will play the guitar and sing if given a chance:

Chalkbeat has been doing an excellent job of getting to really know where the Chancellor Stands on issues that matter to those of us with school-age children (condensing NY1 sitdown) and the 7 issues that Carranza will have to contend with as chancellor. State Testing in Math and English Language Arts started today for 3rd-8th graders, and some parents were not happy with the new Chancellor’s views on opting their children out.

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