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Friday, July 19, 2019

Inner City Youth Learn Art & Design Skills at Pratt

CLINTON HILL - Young teens were making color wheels, hand decorating them with brushes and dabs of paint splattered on sheets of aluminum foil. The students in a basement classroom at Pratt Institute in...

School Year Ends In NYC With Demands For Integration, Calls For Carranza’s Ouster, And...

By Zipporah Osei and Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat The school year ended in New York City for most students and their families on Wednesday, but debates that have dogged the system — about integration, the prestigious...

Sweeping Attendance Zone Changes Proposed For Elementary Schools In Brooklyn’s District 15

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat In a bid to relieve overcrowding and help spur integration, the education department is weighing whether to redraw elementary school zone lines — or remove attendance boundaries altogether — in a...

With Schools Closing, Is Catholic Education Disappearing in Brooklyn?

This week marked the last day of school for the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Catholic schools, with summer break now underway. But for some of those long-standing schools, their doors will not reopen in September. Earlier...

De Blasio Overhauls School Discipline Policies, With Focus on Emotional Wellness And Restorative Justice

CROWN HEIGHTS—Mayor Bill de Blasio came to a Crown Heights public school Thursday to pitch his plan for a less punitive approach to handling in-school misbehavior while touting the recently approved expansion of social service...

Man picking up child from Coney Island school, slashed by boyfriend of mother

CONEY ISLAND - A man picking up his child from a Coney Island elementary school yesterday afternoon was slashed in the face by the child’s stepfather and boyfriend of her mother, after the latter...

Too ‘Divisive’ or Just Honest? Local Pols Split on Carranza

After a letter signed by three Brooklyn politicians put the schools chancellor on blast, progressive lawmakers came to his defense on Monday, again bringing the fissures among Brooklyn officials on education to the fore....

Middle-School For Dummies: A How-To Guide

By Siena Taylor, Student at M.S. 890 The transition between elementary school to middle school is a strange, strange thing. One day, you’re a 5th grader without a care in the world, and the next...

More Diversity Efforts Announced For Brooklyn School Districts

NYC Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carranza announced earlier today that Districts 13 (Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill) and 16 (Bedford-Stuyvesant) in Brooklyn will be among the first five citywide to...

Industry City Spotlight: Brooklyn Oyster Dory

On a recent Saturday afternoon in mid-May, the corridor in Industry City’s Building 6 connecting 34th and 35th Streets was abuzz with activity. Fueled by a table full of homemade tamales, a group of...

Student Fires Back at de Blasio Over School Segregation

BROWNSVILLE — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday for the second time on the radio dismissed a high school student from Brooklyn who called out his inaction on desegregating New York City’s public schools,...

Chess Team at M.S. 890 Has Big Plans!

By M.S. 890 Chess Team KENSINGTON/DITMAS PARK - On Saturday, May 18,  the M.S. 890 Chess Team competed at the last Chess in the Schools tournament of the school year. It’s been a year of...

Where do NYC’s top-scoring middle schoolers go to high school? Hint — it’s not...

By Reema Amin and Sam Park, Chalkbeat When considering where some of New York City’s brightest middle schoolers may end up, it’s easy to immediately think of the coveted specialized high schools, and the exam...

D15 May Rezone Elementary Schools To Boost Diversity And Enrollment

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat PARK SLOPE - On the heels of sweeping admissions changes aimed at integrating middle schools, District 15 in Brooklyn could soon redraw elementary school attendance boundaries as well. The education department is...

P.S. 139 Community Rallies For Playground Repairs

DITMAS PARK - P.S. 139's playground is in dire need of repairs and students, parents, and administrators are calling on State Senator Kevin Parker to help. About 60 parents gathered at the P.S. 139 Community...
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