Two CLS Schools become Magnet

Lawmakers join staff from the five schools in celebrating the federal grant.

Five Brooklyn schools in districts 14 and 32 received grants from the federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program. Two of the schools are Community Learning Schools:  PS 196, the Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication, Media, and the Arts; and MS 582, the Magnet School for Multimedia Technology and Urban Planning.

This MSAP grant helps establish a course of study to create a magnet school with skills-building programs to strengthen students’ knowledge of academic subjects as well as provide professional development for educators. Elected officials were on hand for a celebration including Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez, NYS Assemblywoman Maritza Davila and City Councilman Antonio Reynoso. First Deputy Chancellor Dorita Gibson also joined in the festivities.