“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.
Internationally acclaimed photographer Joseph Rodriguez’s latest photography show, “El Barrio in the ‘80s,” will be on display at the Bronx Documentary Center until Dec. 23.
Held in the black-box theater space at The Point, circus classes aim to teach kids the basic concepts of circus tricks, but also something more valuable: confidence, teamwork, focus and trust.
More than 400 people attended the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s back to school fair, going home with backpacks for the kids and healthy recipes for the adults.
A new charter school is considering Hunts Point/Longwood as a potential landing spot, touching off a familiar debate among parents and education advocates.
The focus of photographer Sarah Blesener’s photo essay soon became not just about 15-year-old Chavi Leon, her original subject, but expanded to include the lives of six Mott Haven teenagers who became each other’s family of choice and who, like any other group of kids their age, experienced the ever-changing symptoms of adolescence.