Earlier this month the New York City Council recognized PS 48’s Grammy-winning music teacher with a special proclamation for her contributions to Hunts Point youth.
This month, five local students from the Bronx Junior Photo League received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious national competition founded in 1923 by the Alliance for Artists and Writers and judged by a panel of renown visual and literary artists.
“We’ve been told a merger is different than a closure because students and teachers will have a school to go to,” said one teacher. “However, Rucker will be no more. Where do our public schools go? They’re relocated permanently, and they’re forgotten.”
Local officials, feeling that the city isn’t doing enough to help black and Hispanic students with SHSAT admissions, are challenging the DOE to make changes to the test process.