New York City’s education reforms are being rolled out across the city, but in Brooklyn, a new school district is trying to make a difference in the education of its students.
The school district, the Brooklyn Education Alliance, is in the process of launching a pilot program for Brooklyn students.
The BEA is offering to pay for free kindergarten for students who qualify for the program, according to the Associated Press.
In exchange, they must pay for a summer internship that lasts three weeks.
The initiative comes at a time when the city is trying more and more to address the high dropout rate of New York’s high schools.
According to the New York Times, about 1.6 percent of high school students are dropping out of high schools in New York each year, with an average of 6.5 students graduating each year.