Monday, September 24

In Brooklyn, advertising HS (probably) in; progressive MS out

Brooklyn may be getting an advertising-themed high school next year, the Daily News is reporting. Borough President Marty Markowitz is leading the push for the school, which will have the American Association of Advertising Agencies as its lead partner. The DOE says the idea of the school -- which Markowitz hopes will attract more minorities to the overwhelmingly white advertising field -- is "very interesting" but that it hasn't yet been approved.

The advertising high school would join the Ghetto Film School's cinema high school in the Bronx in 2008. One school not opening next year? The parent-proposed District 15 middle school, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, whose proposal the SUNY chartering board recommended not move forward after the first round of charter school applications. Organizers are confident they'll be able to secure approval for a fall 2009 opening date.

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