NEW SITE SELECTED FOR NYC ARABIC LANGUAGE SCHOOL
NEW YORK -- City education officials have selected a new site for a controversial public school focusing on Arab language and culture after opposition from parents stifled an earlier placement plan.
The Khalil Gibran International Academy, set to open in September, will be located at 345 Dean St., in the same building as the Brooklyn High School of the Arts and the Math & Science Exploratory School, said David Cantor, spokesman for the city Department of Education. The school will stay in that building at least two years.
"This is not a tentative decision," Cantor said. "The school will open at this site in September."