We almost had a new schools chancellor yesterday. “Almost two weeks ago, Alberto Carvalho was offered the job leading the nation’s largest school district. A week ago, after many conversations and clandestine trips to the city, Carvalho signaled he would take it.
Then on Thursday, it all fell apart in dramatic fashion during a four-hour emergency school board meeting in Miami that was carried live on television. It all left New York City back at square one.” Continue reading here (Chalkbeat)
Officials voted to close 10 schools in a meeting that stretched into the early hours of Thursday, including P.S. 25 Eubie Blake School in Bed Stuy, a school that just received recognition as a Rewards School, which will now close at the end of this school year.
What drove the push to close P.S. 25, and why did CEC 16 recommend its closure to the DOE? Was closing P.S. 25 a foregone conclusion? Don’t the families of Bed-Stuy and Brownsville deserve strong neighborhood schools that both strengthen and are strengthened by the local community? These are just some of the questions we have received and are looking into for a future story. If you are a parent / neighbor or educator in District 16, we’d love to hear from you – please email Liena@bklyner.com.
- Request to close Brooklyn Collegiate (23K493) in District 23 was withdrawn, following an outpouring of objections from the community earlier this year.
- The proposed one year extension of the temporary co-location of Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (84K757) with Brownsville Academy High School (17K568) through the 2018-2019 school year was approved.
- Achievement First North Brooklyn Preparatory Charter School’s expansion from a K-4 school to a K-8 school beginning in the 2018-2019 school year was approved.
- P.S. 377 Alejandrina B. De Gautier (32K377) in District 32 will shrink from a K-8 school to a K-5 school Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year was approved.
- And the proposal to merge W.E.B. Dubois Academic High School (17K489) with Brownsville Academy High School (17K568) beginning in the 2018-2019 school year was withdrawn.