Scenes this morning from around the perimeter of Brooklyn Tech, the huge specialized high school located in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood, highlight the diversity of needs in the city’s schools.
From left to right: Parents and students without school assignments line up to wait for the borough registration center to open (more on the registration centers later today); a deliveryman unloads pallets of bottled water for sale in the school’s cafeteria; and a few of Tech’s 4,500 students, some accompanied by their parents and all with IDs in hand, stream from the subway to the school’s main entrance.
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