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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hungry and Homeless: Medgar Evers College Battles Student Food And Housing Insecurity

CROWN HEIGHTS - Earning good grades is only half the battle for some students in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Maintaining a roof over their head and food on the table,...

Malliotakis, Southern Pols Say No To Scrapping G&T Programs

BENSONHURST - After Mayor Bill de Blasio's panel announced its recommendation to eliminate most selective admissions and gifted and talented programs in NYC schools and replace them with school-based enrichment programs, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis...

As District 15’s middle school integration efforts take off, Charles O. Dewey gets a...

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY The new school year will begin with high stakes for Charles O. Dewey, a Sunset Park middle school trying to attract more white and middle-class families in a district-wide effort...

The Selective High School Dilemma

Letter to the Editor: Regarding the five or so highly selective High Schools in the city and the lack of diversity within them and desire to open them up to more underprivileged students, I think...

Ask A Neighbor: What do you think of eliminating G&T programs?

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Earlier this week School Diversity Group issued a recommendation to do away with gifted and talented programs and add more school-based enrichment, among other ideas to de-segregate the city's schools.  We...

School Diversity Group: NYC Should Phase Out Gifted Programs, Curb Selective Screening In Admissions

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY The advisory group tasked with finding new ways to integrate New York City schools is recommending the nation’s largest school system eliminate gifted programs and selective admissions at most city...

Battle of Brooklyn Raged at Greenwood Cemetery This Weekend

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY - During the Revolutionary War, the patriots of Brooklyn fought a pitched battle with superior British forces on what is now Green-Wood Cemetery. The mostly civilian warriors lost the battle, suffered more than...

State Test Results Are Up Across Brooklyn, More Than Half The Kids Still Did...

The results are in – and the passing scores are up - but more than half the kids still did not score proficient in either Math or English. The state test results for English Language...

Could Bishop Kearney High School Be Turned Into A Specialized High School?

Two Brooklyn lawmakers sent a letter to Chancellor Richard Carranza asking the schools' head to consider opening a Specialized High School in Southern Brooklyn. They have the perfect location - the building of Bishop...

Middle school near Brownsville playground shooting counsels students with ‘grief-sensitive’ approach

By Zipporah Osei, Chalkbeat New York The Brownsville Old Timers Day annual block party celebrates Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood with food, song, and street performances. This year, though, as the event was winding down, shots rang...

Goodbye round two applications, hello waitlists: NYC announces changes to high school admissions

By Christina Veiga, Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat Major changes are coming to the way New York City students are accepted to high schools. The city will allow students to sit on waiting lists for schools they wanted...

Another Catholic School To Close Before New School Year

FORT GREENE -  The Diocese of Brooklyn announced on Monday that the K-8 parochial school, St. Francis Xavier—Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy, will shutter before the upcoming school year. Board Members and the Board of...

Concerns in Red Hook and Gowanus Could Slow Down Brooklyn School Rezoning Plans

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY A coalition of Brooklyn activists is asking the education department to hit pause on a plan to overhaul elementary school attendance zones, saying more community input is necessary. Education department leaders...

Local Heroes: They Saw, They Stopped, They Helped

GRAVESEND - Yesterday afternoon neighbors across the borough were sharing messages hoping to help identify a 4-year-old girl that was found wandering on her own on Shore Parkway. The girl, who is only identified as...

Measles Cases Down by 67%, the Health Department is “Cautiously Optimistic”

WILLIAMSBURG - The measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but a public health emergency was put in place in New York City in April as the disease spread across some...
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