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[VIDEO] Brooklyn Public School Shuts Down for Good Rafael Codero, a public middle school in Cypress Hill, Brooklyn, is one of 22 public schools in New York City to be phased out due to its weak performance. By 2015, the last students will graduate from Rafael Codero. The institution will then be replaced by two charter schools. Current students, teachers and parents...


[VIDEO] The Karate Kids of Flatbush

At Kokoro, a small Karate Center in Flatbush, Brooklyn, six members qualified for the World Karate Championship in Australia from May 9 to 12. To cope with the high travelling costs, the school now tries to raise funds in order to have all six of them participate. Produced by Anika Navaroli and Valerie Prassl