One of the city’s newest public schools is named for a poet who promoted peace and published his most famous work while living in New York, but there has been little peace for the Khalil Gibran International Academy.
[…] With a little more than a week remaining until the academic year starts, the school — announced in February as the city’s first to offer instruction in Arabic and in Arab culture — already has had to move once and replace a principal, both because of protests.
Critics have attacked the school, named for a Lebanese Christian, as a potential radical-Islamist training ground.
Supporters have been taken aback by the controversy. […]