The next mayor of New York City, current Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, will be tasked to handle the many education issues facing the city’s 1.7 million schoolchildren. Advocates for secular studies hope that Mayor Adams will enforce the state education guidelines across all the schools, despite what
Students gather at the schoolyard of Mafalda DiMango Complex of the Arts. Megan McGibney/BklynerTuesday afternoon saw nearly 35 students at M.S. 936 in Sunset Park [https://www.ms936artsoff3rd.org/] gather in its schoolyard for an afterschool rally to denounce anti-Asian hate. The event was created by the school’
Governor Andrew Cuomo talks to NYC School Safety officers who were deployed to hand out hand sanitizer, masks and gloves to subway riders during the COVID-19 Pandemic while the schools were not physically in session. Photo via Governor’s office.When school safety agent Quiann Simpkins of East Flatbush learned
Photo by Anthony Fomin [https://unsplash.com/@aginsbrook?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/brooklyn?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] There are about 6,000 foster care children who attend DOE schools each year, a report
Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Holi Festival. Brooklyn Children’s Museum on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.On Monday, over 2,500 Asian-American New Yorkers, most of them parents, signed an open letter [https://bklyner.s3.us-east-1.
With COVID19 still active in Brooklyn, random weekly tests [https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing] in the borough’s public schools have been the norm since December. But so have school building closures, whenever two unrelated cases are found. This has been particularly frustrating where more than
Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall. Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.When Bay Ridge resident Paullette Ha Healy learned that Paul Forbes, the Department of Education’s (DOE) executive director of Educational Equity, Anti-Bias, and Diversity, was leaving his position [https://nypost.com/2021/
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza at CEC21 Town Hall, January 2021. Zoom Screenshot.Wednesday night Southern Brooklyn Community Education Council (CEC) 21 hosted a town hall with Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. Originally, the event was meant for March 2020, but was rescheduled due to the pandemic, and done via a Zoom
Tevina Willis, lead community organizer for the nonprofit Red Hook Initiative, listened to officials explain rezoning plans for District 15 at a meeting that was held at P.S. 676.Are you a parent concerned with the future of public school education [https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza during D16 Town Hall. Zoom screenshot. Tuesday evening, January 26, saw Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza take part in a town hall with School District 16, which covers the eastern part of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The Chancellor is required to hold town halls with each district in New York
Community Education Council 23 [http://www.d23rising.nyc/] (CEC23) which covers Brownsville, Ocean Hill, and parts of East New York, has only four members out of six required to have a quorum and thus find themselves in the peculiar position of being unable to even restore quorum. The Schools Chancellor
CECs, which are part of the Department of Education’s governmental structure, are meant to be the parent advocates for their districts. The Councils are “charged with promoting student achievement, advising and commenting on educational policies, and providing input to the chancellor and the Panel for Educational Policy,” [https://www.
When it was announced Monday afternoon that the Department of Education (DOE)’s Gifted and Talented (G&T) exams would cease after this school year, many parents were outraged, particularly those who live or have children attending schools in Southern Brooklyn. Carrie, a single mom who’s son attends a
Entrance to D20’s headquarters. Megan McGibney/BklynerWhen Karina Costantino, the longtime superintendent of District 20 (D20) in Southern Brooklyn, retired late last summer [/exclusive-school-district-20-superintendent-karina-costantino-to-retire/'], the search for her replacement was imminent. However, Alan Aja, the IEP representative on the district’s Community Education Council (CEC), noticed he was
Mayoral hopeful Maya Wiley (Flatbush) unveiled her gun violence prevention plan [https://mayawileyformayor.com/gun-violence-prevention/] yesterday. The announcement comes as citywide shooting incidents [https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs-en-us-city.pdf] have doubled this year, as well as across both North [https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/
An attendee holds a poster that says, “Dear Mayor, Divest from NYPD, Invest in Children & Humanities and Humanity.” (Photo: Megan McGibney/Bklyner)GREENWICH VILLAGE – As public schools begin reopening today, several public school teachers and activists gathered Friday evening to protest the reopening while holding a PPE drive and a