The city will not allow the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus on the Upper West Side to open, because the school has poor ventilation that put students and staff at risk. The school has windows around the hallways outside of classrooms, but the rooms themselves mostly don’t have windows that can open.
The school at 122 Amsterdam Avenue off of 66th Street will open in remote learning until a better location can be found, said Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, who had pushed for the Department of Education to find a solution.
There are six schools within MLK:
- The Maxine Greene HS for Imaginative Inquiry
- Urban Assembly School for Media Studies
- High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice
- High School of Arts and Technology
- Manhattan / Hunter Science High School
- Special Music School
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