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A New Charter HS in Bushwick

“The key thing is that you need to go in not saying you want to do this ‘for’ the community, but saying that you want to do this ‘with’ the community,” said Vanessa Leung, the secretary of the Citywide Council on English Language Learners.

The Turnaround School PS 84 / A Ship Is Only as Good as Its Captain

Every initiative the new parents tried to implement, from writing grants for more arts in the classrooms, to ending the sale of ice cream during school hours, to soundproofing the cafeteria, to renovating the library, was seen as a hostile takeover rather than bettering the learning conditions for all the children in the school.