Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Charter Schools in New York: Small but Growing

Charter Schools in New York: Small but Growing

Even before she approached the microphone at the side of the auditorium, Julia Daniely, president of the Teachers-Parent Association at IS 303, knew she had the support of her Brooklyn community. “Is not that we don’t want to share,” she said. “But if we give up the space, our children lose.” Daniely presented Schools Chancellor  Read more »

The High Cost of Applying to College

The High Cost of Applying to College

As a high school senior, Kerissa Kow, 19, was determined to get into a prestigious college even if she had to do it all by herself. Kow had lived on her own since she was 16, but nevertheless charged through her final years at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla. She had defied the odds  Read more »

Kingsborough Community College Students React to Osama bin Laden’s Death

Kingsborough Community College Students React to Osama bin Laden’s Death

As President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden late Sunday night, New Yorkers gathered at Ground Zero, where almost 10 years earlier, people everywhere had bin Laden’s name etched into their minds. While many only celebrated bin Laden’s demise, students at Kingsborough Community College (KBCC), roughly 11 miles away in Brooklyn, had  Read more »