December 15, 2016

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Every teen has a story to tell.

A group of eighth-graders from a Bedford-Stuyvesant school have become published authors with “330 Years of Experience,” an anthology of short memoirs hitting the shelves this week.

The 25 students from Unity Preparatory Charter School on Monroe Street will debut their work Wednesday at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena bookstore, which will host a reading.

Four eighth-grade classes...

December 1, 2016

Chalkbeat’s thoughtful article on the charter sector’s response to the selection of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education did a good job of presenting the conundrum we presently find ourselves in. For better or worse though, in a city the size and complexity of ours, the head of the federal DOE is not in and of itself a major game changer. Only a few initiatives from Arne Duncan’s office ever moved the needle here, so there’s no...

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