Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Arabic-Themed School Finds a Home

The Department of Education said today that that it has found a temporary home for a controversial Arabic-themed upper school slated to open in September, according to a story published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Conservative commentators have been having a field day about this proposed dual-language school, calling it a training ground for terrorists, etc., etc.

The DOE previously wanted to wedge the new school inside P.S. 282/ The Park Slope School, but parents there protested losing their library, art room and other facilities, and the DOE reconsidered.

The new Khalil Gibran International Academy will be located at 345 Dean St. in Brooklyn, sharing space with the Brooklyn High School of the Arts, a high school, and the Math and Science Exploratory School, a middle school.

More here.

Pictured: The new --temporary -- home of the proposed Arabic-themed Khalil Gibran International Academy. This building once housed the Sarah J. Hale High School, but now contains Brooklyn High School of the Arts and the Math and Science Exploratory School. Photo by MK Metz

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