Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Blunt Conversations

Urban Investigations

Blunt Conversations

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?
    • 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.

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance