Two CLS Schools become Magnet
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.