Volume 76, Number 17 | September 13 - 19, 2006

Villager photo by Elissa Bogos

The eagle has landed, at NEST

On the first day of school, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver greeted parents of the NEST school at Columbia and E. Houston Sts., who gave him a rousing thank you for his effort to keep a second school from moving into the building. The fight to keep the Ross Global Academy charter school out of the building ended when the Department of Education announced the new school would open instead in the D.O.E.’s headquarters in the old Tweed Courthouse on Chambers St. NEST parents had argued that their school building was too crowded to accommodate the other school and that the charter school’s presence would negatively impact NEST.

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