Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets
    • 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.

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public