Posts tagged "broken promise?"
January 24, 2013
As the new year began, J.H.S. 302 in Brooklyn thought it was on the right track.
Principal Lisa Linder had worked with a local nonprofit to apply for a federal grant to flood the low-performing school and the surrounding neighborhood with extra help for students and their families. In late December, the nonprofit, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, found out it would get $371,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to move forward with the project.
Then the other shoe dropped: The city Department of Education announced on Jan. 7 that it planned to close J.H.S. 302.
The news has thrown the nonprofit partnership into question — and it has also put J.H.S. 302 at the center of a tug-of-war between two competing visions about how to improve struggling schools. (more…)