Classes resume at Harlem School of the Arts

The Harlem arts school resumed classes today after financial trouble temporarily shut them down.

April 25, 2010 5:50:23 AM PDT
The Harlem School of the Arts reopened its doors this weekend. The school was shuttered three weeks ago because of a lack of financing.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a rescue plan Wednesday. The school board will be replaced with five new members and the school will reopen its doors with $1 million in grants.

The new board will be led by Charles Hamilton, a partner in the real estate firm La Cite Development. A dean from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts is also on the new board.

The Harlem School of the Arts was founded in 1964 by the concert singer Dorothy Maynor. The school serves 3,000 students a year, teaching them dance, music, theater and visual arts.

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