A Long Island City elementary school is celebrating the transformation of a barren lot into a state-of-the-art playground that students played a big role in designing.
A group of elected officials called on the city's mayor and schools chancellor to reinstate the former principal of a Brooklyn school that emphasizes Arab studies, culture and language.
The reporters and cameras swarming the new Khalil Gibran International Academy in Brooklyn and the controversy surrounding the school in recent months didn't bother Najat Handou. What mattered to her is that her son is to learn Arabic.
In the South Bronx, where miracles are short in supply, somebody up there m…