Thursday, July 17, 2014
Advisory Board Picked to Help Move Community Schools Plan Forward
As part of his promise launch 100 community schools by 2018--including the first 40 in partnership with the United Way of New York City--Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced a 50-member advisory board to help implement the plan.
"Community schools are one of the thrusts that will have potentially the biggest impact," de Blasio said, explaining that community schools would boost parent involvement, attend to the needs of children with physical and mental health issues, and help tackle New York's inequality crisis.
Last month, the city awarded a $52 million grant to the United Way to open 40 of the new community schools....