(Live Coverage!): Public Hearing for Controversial Plan to Extend Co-Location of Charter School at Sunset Park High School

((Update: The hearing was postponed. Per a media advisory, the Department of Education announced it will re-schedule at a future date.))

It took forty years of fighting to force the city to make good on a promise to bring a high school to Sunset Park. In 2009, the community finally saw their efforts come to fruition with the opening of Sunset Park High School, a five-story building for over 1,300 students that would serve one of Brooklyn’s most overcrowded districts.

But the community is rallying for another fight, this time in opposition to a plan to extend the co-location of a charter school for a second straight year. Both schools are growing at rates that are unsustainable in the school, critics says, and want the Department of Education to come up with another solution.

The controversial plan will be the subject of a public hearing on Tuesday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the school. In partnership with GothamSchools.org, CUNY Journalism School reporters will provide live coverage of the event, with livestream video and up-to-the-minute blogging. Viewers are also encouraged to join in the conversation as they follow along. Check in on Tuesday a little before 6:00 p.m.!

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