Protest at ABCD closing hearing

Parents of Academy for Business and Community Development (ABCD) students in Bedford-Stuyvesant will attempt to prevent City officials from entering their school tonight, when the Department of Education plans to hold a hearing on its proposal to shutter the school. Bedford-Stuyvesant’s ABCD, PS 571, Kappa 7 and Satellite 3 are all on the chopping block this year. The only other nearby middle school, MS 113, scored a “D” on its last report card and is likely next. If all schools are closed, the Bloomberg Administration will have shut down every middle school in the community. - All-boys grades 6-12 school. - Opened in 2005 by the Bloomberg Administration; newest school on this year’s closures list. - School is so new it doesn't even have a graduating class yet. - 25% special education (compared to 10% citywide); 14% over-age (compared with 5% citywide) - Replaced JHS 258. - School is co-located with Leadership Prep Bedford-Stuyvesant Charter School (part of the Uncommon Schools network), which now has K-6 in the building but wants to expand to 8th grade and maybe beyond WHEN: Tuesday, January 31st – 5 PM (DOE hearing scheduled for 6 PM)
The event will start on: 01/31/2012 11:00 pm And will end on: 02/01/2012 12:00 am.
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Academy for Business and Community Development 141 Macon St. Brooklyn, New York