Monday, August 13

Interim head named for Arabic school

Following the resignation of Debbie Almontaser on Thursday, the DOE has appointed Danielle Salzberg, a senior officer at New Visions for Public Schools, to head Khalil Gibran International Academy.

Prior to working at New Visions, Salzberg was an assistant principal at Millennium High School in Tribeca, where students seemed to have mixed opinions on her, and she was also on the founding team at Baruch College Campus High School. Already, the Arab-American Family Support Center, the school's lead partner, has issued a statement applauding Salzberg's appointment.

Several organizations serving the city's Arab and Arab-American community are holding a town hall meeting tonight in Bay Ridge to discuss the Khalil Gibran situation. On the agenda are a possible boycott of the New York Post, which viciously campaigned against Almontaser and the school, and a discussion of the way the mayor and Chancellor Klein handled the controversy.

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