(02/06/08) CANARSIE - Two Brooklyn high schools will close under a new agreement reached between state education officials and educators.
The New York State Education Department said the plan will allow for the phasing out of Canarsie High School and Franklin K. Lane High School. Fifteen schools were also added to the Schools Under Registration Review list.
English and math assessments of fourth- and fifth-graders determine which elementary schools are placed on the needs-improvement list. High schools are evaluated based on how many students meet graduation requirements.
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Brooklyn's Last Village: CANARSIE on Jamaica Bay
Brian Merlis & Lee A. Rosenzweig
Hardcovered 220-pages - Printing Limited to 800 copies!
Release: October 2008
In this book, our most ambitious to date, we trace the history of this often-overlooked neighborhood from its Native American roots through present times.
Topics covered include: Early Settlement, Golden City Park, Sand Bay, Indian Creek, Houses of Worship, Public Schools, Jamaica Bay Fishing and Clamming, The Shore, Streets, The Pieter Claesen Wyckoff and Schenck Dutch Farmhouses Old streets, Avenues, and Roads of Canarsie, etc...
A section is devoted to the subject of modern Canarsie.
Profusely illustrated with nearly 450 vintage photographs, maps, and other explanatory graphics and charts, this 220-page hard-covered edition is guaranteed to please.
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