Swipe Out

Urban Investigations

Swipe Out

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Let's Hang Out

Urban Investigations

Let's Hang Out
    • 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.

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Blunt Conversations

Urban Investigations

Blunt Conversations

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?