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‘Everything is on the table’ — Carranza talks budget cuts to NYC schools at...

By Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat NY  During a whirlwind budget hearing, Chancellor Richard Carranza said he is considering a wide range of budget cuts, defended staffing schools with more safety officers than counselors, and said a long-awaited...
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Specialized High School Acceptance Letters Show No Improvement In Diversity

As admissions controversy roils, data shows New York City’s specialized high schools continue to accept few black and Hispanic students.  By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY As New York City is engulfed in a debate over efforts...

Parents Advocate for More Democratic Community Education Councils

If you are a public school parent, you have probably heard about New York’s upcoming Community and Citywide Education Council elections. This is where parents of public school students get to run for a...

Demanding Higher Pay, New York City Pre-K Teachers Move Towards A Strike

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat  Some New York City pre-K teachers are one step closer to a potential strike. One of two locals under District Council 1707 voted Thursday to walk off the job if their demands for...

5 More Yeshivas Allowed Unvaccinated Students Attend Helping Spread Measles

WILLIAMSBURG — The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is naming names. Today it announced five more schools defied its mandate by allowing unvaccinated students to attend school, as the Brooklyn's measles toll climbs...

Tensions Run High Over Proposed Middle School in District 20

BAY RIDGE - About 50 residents of Community Board 10 (CB10) gathered last night at Bay Ridge’s PS 264 auditorium for a presentation of a middle school to be built in school District 20 (D20)....

FIT Makes the Brooklyn Army Terminal a Fabulous Spot For Learning

The Brooklyn Army Terminal is officially fabulous. This spring, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York’s famed school for aspiring fashion-industry workers and entrepreneurs, is offering seven dynamic courses at the Brooklyn Army Terminal that...

It’s “Meatless Mondays” – Now Served At All City Schools

KENSINGTON - "I want to say, I enjoyed my grilled cheese a lot–and the barbecue beans, I was impressed. Yeah, so, this is change I can believe in.” This was what Mayor de Blasio said...

Years after promised reforms, a Giuliani-era agreement still governs school safety in Brooklyn

By Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat New York Almost a year and a half after city officials said they were finalizing an overhaul to the way New York City safety agents operate in schools, two city councilors are raising...

UPDATE: Shooting Threat At Bay Academy Junior High, 11-Year-Old In Custody

UPDATE: Cops are telling us an 11-year-old boy was taken into custody for the shooting threat made on Instagram last night. It is not clear if the boy was a student at Bay Academy. SHEEPSHEAD BAY...

Heated Meeting Between Carranza And District 20 Parents Over Admissions Changes to Specialized High...

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza was cut off by a chorus of boos. He faced about 100 parents Wednesday night at a town hall in southern Brooklyn’s District 20 — the epicenter of...

No More Charter Schools Can Open, And Brooklyn CECs Like It That Way

Finding a school that best fits one’s child is something most Brooklyn parents dread going through. There are so many choices - independent, religious, charter and public, this borough has plenty to offer when it...

How Brooklyn Schools Approached Black History Month This Year

The celebration of Black History Month in Brooklyn schools has been a yearly event for decades, learning of great Black leaders, the struggle for civil rights and justice, and an understanding of Black culture....

Summer Camps for Brooklyn Kids

It's cold out but we have summer camp on our mind. Our kids are lucky to have so many camp options available in Brooklyn.  Whether they love sports and swimming, STE(A)M, filmmaking or going...

Honoring Brooklyn Educators

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN/PARK SLOPE - Every year Brooklyn Borough Hall celebrates Black History Month by honoring leaders and "modern-day heroes" who have worked toward advancing equality and justice in the borough. Next week's 6th Annual Black...
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