Bronx students prepare for a school year filled with changes
Bronx students are getting set to start classes in the newly revamped city school system.
Beginning September 8, kids across the city will head back to school for the first time since the mayor and schools chancellor instituted a number of changes. The 32 school district structure has been eliminated and replaced with 10 regional districts. There are also new learning support centers where parents and kids can go for help or to have questions answered.
In addition, a new curriculum for city schools will be introduced. There will be math and reading coaches on hand to help students adapt to the changes. And in-house parent coordinators will be present in each school to help get parents more involved in their child's education. Also, students in bilingual education classes will now be taught 60 percent in their native language and 40 percent in English.
The new student discipline code also goes into effect when the school year starts.