Schools chancellor outlines new guidelines for BK students at back-to-school forum

With the first day of school around the corner, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein addressed concerns for Brooklyn and city students at a forum Friday.Klein announced

BROOKLYN - With the first day of school around the corner, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein addressed concerns for Brooklyn and city students at a forum Friday.

Klein announced that students can expect to receive specialized reports from their guidance counselor outlining the state?s requirement for graduation. Klein said as the curriculum becomes more rigorous, he wants to make sure students are prepared and says the reports will be available in several languages. Klein also called on parents to become more involved in their children?s educations.

He addressed other issues, such as the ongoing debate over cell phones in the classroom. Klein said while he understands parents are worried about safety, efficiency comes first in the classroom.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

They say the speculators are buying homes and 1 Activists rally against gentrification in Cypress Hills, East NY
VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college 2 VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college
News 12 viewers discuss the widow of DA 3 The Buzz: Colon cancer
4 Money Matters: Self-employed retirement savings
A Bronx-based artist has opened a cash-optional, pop-up 5 Artist opens up cash-optional coffee shop in Williamsburg

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE