Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced
    • Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7pm
    • The New School
      Bark Room
      2 West 13th Street, 1st Floor
      New York, New York
      N/Q/R/L/4/5/6 to Union Sq

Debut of Up Closed and Personal

Debut of _Up Closed and Personal_

There are a lot of schools in New York City. Some doing well. Others... not so well. What happens to these schools? When can a faltering school be salvaged and when should it be shuttered? How does the Department of Education make decisions about what schools get closed? What does 'doing well' even mean? And who decides?

To get answers to these questions, a group of students from College Now at Hostos Community College in the Bronx worked with CUP staff and teaching artist Vivianne Njoku. They interviewed parents, advocates, and representatives from the Department of Education to get a variety of perspectives. They created Up Closed and Personal, a short film that examines this thorny issue and looks at the decision-making process for closing schools.

Students debuted their work on October 29th sharing their experiences investigating school closings through film and interviews. They were also joined in conversation by Pamela Wheaton from Insideschools.

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

What Parents Need to Know

Technical Assistance

What Parents Need to Know