NYC Department of Education

For Gompers, it’s game over

Melrose is going to lose what used to be its largest high school. Four weeks after the Department of Education’s Panel for Educational Policy finally decided to let Samuel Gompers Technical High School phase out, the school’s teachers are frustrated with a decision a lot of them already had expected.

Schools struggle with language barriers

The “No Child Left Behind” Act, established by the Bush administration in 2002, stated that all students should have equal access to a high quality education. But in the Bronx, where the number of residents who speak English “not well” or “not at all” has risen by about 15 percent to over 312,000 since 1990, language is a significant barrier to achieving that goal.