NYC Mayor and Chancellor Hold Press Conference at BxC

On Monday, August 18th, the same day that BxC staff members began their two week Summer Institute, Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein held a press conference at BxC to herald the opening of 18 new charter schools this year.

The Mayor and Chancellor chose BxC to host because of the deep community connections of the school and its staff and because of its innovative facility partnership with Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, the community-based organization that leases space to BxC.

Co-Directors Martha Andrews and Sasha Wilson spoke about the family forums that helped shape the vision of the school, Mayor Bloomberg spoke about the importance of charter choices, and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion highlighted the important work that Fordham Bedford has done in the community. Well over 100 people attended, along with all of the major media outlets, and BxC was mentioned all over the news that day.