City Schools, Summer 2009
A group of Crown Heights high school students is trying to change their community this summer—by creating a 14 by 100 foot mural near Brower Park.
The students have been working with professional artists through the Groundswell Community Mural Project to send a powerful message to passersby: local teens won’t tolerate gun violence.
This summer, 10-year-old Nick Ward of Brooklyn has attended karate camp and learned to play drums and guitar. But the summer hasn’t been 100% “fun” for Nick, who is preparing to start middle school in September.
Nick’s middle school sent home a summer reading list and his parents are making sure he’s prepared to go back to school after Labor Day.
Joel Rose is the DOE’s Chief Executive for Human Capital. He just completed a six-week pilot program at M.S. 131 in Chinatown. During the pilot, called “School of One,” classrooms were organized using new high-tech methods to maximize student learning and better prepare students for 21st century jobs.
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