From the NYTimes:
More than three dozen Clinton Hill parents and students gave a warm welcome to the new Urban Assembly Unison School, distancing themselves from a group of activists that hours earlier appealed a city ruling to close the existing middle school to make room for the new program in the same Gates Avenue building.
The Unison School, which was plucked to replace M.S. 103 after the city ordered it phase out over the next three years because it had failed its students, held an open house last night for prospective sixth graders and their parents — and none of the bitterness of earlier protests or the formal appeal to the state Department of Education was on display.
Jennifer Ostrow, the proposed principal, and her staff presented the school’s “collaborative” curriculum and answered questions — and parents said that they were eager to try out the progressive education model.
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