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Hoping, and Waiting, for a Bronx School’s Fresh Start to Pay Off

New York City has already closed the elementary school at 1180 Tinton Avenue in the South Bronx once, reopening it with new leadership and a new name, the Urban Scholars Community School.

But its students continue to be drawn from the poorest congressional district in the country, with many living in five nearby homeless shelters. Some staff members keep granola bars on hand, because many of the children do not get enough to eat at home. A third of its students are chronically absent.