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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Helen Keller Services Opens New Headquarters In Downtown Brooklyn

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Helen Keller Services for the Blind held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning to celebrate the opening of a new 44,000 square-foot headquarters at 180 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn. After 65...

I’m a white teacher who chose a high-poverty school for my daughter. Here’s why.

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Alie Stumpf on January 11, 2019. Reprinted with permission. When I read Saratu Ghartey’s story last fall that beautifully and honestly captured her experience touring, searching for, and finally selecting a “good” preschool for her...

Landmarked Erasmus Hall Academy Building No Longer In Danger of Demolition By Neglect

FLATBUSH - The original Erasmus Hall Academy building in the school’s courtyard at 911 Flatbush Avenue is not only one of the borough’s oldest buildings, but also one of its most historically significant. The 1786...

James Madison HS Student Writes About Celia Cruz, Being Unapologetically Black And Wins

MARINE PARK - Every year Altice USA (the provider of Optimum and Suddenlink) holds an essay contest. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the company presents a question in the Fall and asks middle and...
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Citywide Ban On Styrofoam Now In Effect

GOWANUS - The city's styrofoam ban went into effect Tuesday, January 1, 2019, a law reaching as far back as 2007 with fourth and fifth graders from Brooklyn leading the charge. Students from PS 15...

Plan ahead and come to the Bklyner Camp Expo and Activity Fair

The kids are back in school and while summer is still six months away, it is a good time to start looking at options. Why not get a head start on planning (and budgeting)...

Emma’s Torch Honored With ‘Hero Of The Month’ Award

CARROLL GARDENS - Borough President Eric Adams honored Emma's Torch on Thursday with a "Hero of the Month" award. The award goes to individuals saving lives in a variety of ways throughout the borough. Adams...

Teens Take Charge – Education Panel On What It’s Like To Be Left Behind

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - “We are here today because we are tired of this conversation being one-sided. It’s always been about what the adults think the students need. But where are the students when they’re...

Sylvia Center Students Create Signature Latke

Local children, aged 10 to 13, will present an innovative potato pancake that they created especially for the occasion at the 10th Annual Latke Festival on Dec. 3 at the Brooklyn Museum.  The youngsters...

After contentious fight, Success Academy middle school will be allowed to open alongside Brooklyn’s...

By Alex Zimmerman of Chalkbeat BEDFORD STUYVESANT - The city’s education policy panel gave a formal stamp of approval for Success Academy to run a middle school in the same building as a small Brooklyn elementary school...

Give Where You Live this Giving Tuesday – #BrooklynGives

Instead of unloading your bank account on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, consider participating in Giving Tuesday—the world’s biggest day of giving—this November 27th! And it’s never been easier to support nonprofits right here in...

4th Graders Host Empty Bowls Event To Support Food Bank NYC

COBBLE HILL - Dozens of fourth graders at Success Academy Cobble Hill participated in the school's first-ever Empty Bowls fundraiser to help feed hungry New Yorkers. Students of Sarah Mallory's art class and members of...

East Flatbush Infants Are Six Times More Likely To Die Than Those From Upper...

Danni Ai dug feverishly with her bare hands through a barrel of medical waste in a restricted part of the hospital. She had just given birth, her daughter was dead and medical personnel had...

As city starts collecting data on inequities in PTA fundraising, the search is on...

By Reema Amin, Chalkbeat When Susan Moesker’s son started sixth grade five years ago at Boerum Hill School for International Studies in Brooklyn, there was no active PTA. The school, she said, “has a wonderful...

Measles Spread To Borough Park, Brooklyn Total 17 Cases

BOROUGH PARK/WILLIAMSBURG - NYC Department of Health reports that the number of measles cases has risen to 17, up from 7 last week, and that the highly infectious disease has spread from the Orthodox Jewish...
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