Business/Labor/ Economic Development

Parents, Teachers Blast School Closures

by Staff | May 22, 2018 4:35 pm | Comments (4)

At a school finance meeting on Monday, Board of Education members asked Superintendent Carol Birks to consider closing six elementary schools across the city, after alders look ready to flat-line next year’s funding. Parents and teachers from NHPS Advocates responded in a statement, asking the board to explain the decision and maintain magnet schools.

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Creed Walks Out

by Aurea Bianca Orencia | May 18, 2018 12:08 pm | Comments (9)

Contributed PhotosStudents at Cortlandt V.R. Creed Thursday got an early start on leaving their school. They attended a session about the Board of Education’s plans to close the inter district magnet high school this coming academic year to save money. (Read about that here.) Then the students staged a walkout for 26 minutes. Creed junior Aurea Bianca Orencia sent in the following write-up about why the students walked out:

Despite some hesitations of getting wet in the rain, a majority of the students at Creed walked out to say a statement to the board: education should see no color.

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Mock Trial Inspires Future Careers

by Allan Appel | May 8, 2018 3:56 pm

Allan Appel PhotoSeven years ago, then-9-year-old Flor Jimenez and her brother watched their father Luis get treated with what they thought was unnecessary roughness by a New Haven police officer. She says her father’s subsequent complaint has never been resolved.

Justice came more swiftly Tuesday when Flor, now 16 and a tenth-grader at Metropolitan Business Academy, presided over a different case as a judge.

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