With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Alixa and Naima reside in Brooklyn and track footprints across the country and globe on a mission to make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible. Alixa and Naima's acclaimed performance is composed dual-voice poems and multimedia theater that explores diverse themes.
The State Senate continues working on a bill that would require schools to be accountable for student performance. Under the bill, each school in the state would need to meet a pre-determined performance rating.
Senator Charles Scott successfully amended the bill to say that a principal could be fired if his or her school falls short of that rating two years in a row.
“All these accountability structures are very fine, but when the day’s over you gotta do something if the performance is not adequate,” Scott says.