Bushwick principal Tira Randall said Deputy Chancellor Shael Polakow-Suransky, who hadpraised the transfer high school during its public hearing last week, called her at home early this morning to let her know the good news.
attributed the decision to the outpouring of support from politicians and and the press.
"My gut told me that with all the support clearly the DOE would take a second look," she
also said the reprieve was worth the loss of federal funding, which the school began receiving last year under the "transformation" model.
"You can't attach a dollar figure to the work that the staff puts in here," she