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City Councilman Robert Cornegy and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul at Per Scholas in Bedford Stuyvesant to highlight the state's new $175 million initiative to advance workforce development Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner

Vocational Training Gets $175M Boost

BEDFORD STUYVESANT — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul came to Bedford Stuyvesant Monday to highlight a $175 million initiative that will boost funding to the workforce development programs across New York state. The initiative aims to help improve...

The Little School That Could: P.S. 25 Eubie Blake Will Remain Open

BEDFORD STUYVESANT - Bedford-Stuyvesant’s small but successful P.S. 25 Eubie Blake will remain open. The Department of Education decided this morning to keep the high performing school running, right before a hearing at Kings County Supreme...

Building Life-Long Memories at Summer Camp

With less than two months away from summer, you may have started thinking about your kids' summer plans. Ideally, you want them to reduce their screen time, spend time outdoors, and have fun with...

Bishop Kearney HS Is Closing: A loss to Catholic education

BENSONHURST - Bishop Kearney High School, an all girls Catholic school on Bay Parkway in Mapleton will close its doors on August 31, leaving many young women wondering where to continue their education. Many of...

Heated Exchanges As Senators Listen To Brooklynites On SHSAT Exam

DOWNTOWN - Friday night saw nearly two hundred people turn up for to voice their opinion on the future of the now-controversial SHSAT exam at the Youth and Community Speak Out on Equity, Diversity,...

Brooklyn Mom Talks of Hope for Struggling Mothers on Mother’s Day

By Kristina Cousar This Mother’s Day there are too many moms in Brooklyn struggling to make ends meet, especially because so many of us are the sole breadwinners. So it’s really no surprise that so...

Marine Park Teens Gather For Friend, Against Senseless Violence

MARINE PARK - Scores of teens from Marine Park gathered around a carefully arranged memorial - votive candles flickered, photos in frames and a plaque emblazoned with the name of Rohan Burke, 17, who...

A Teacher Transitions, And Aims To Make A Difference In Education And For Transgender...

EAST NEW YORK - When the eleventh graders at Achievement First East Brooklyn High School came to their biology class last November, their teacher had an announcement to make – something very important and...

The Art Studio Under The El Where Everyone Shines

KENSINGTON - When a mom from Moscow suggested our sons try an art class together, I thought: Why not? Maybe he— unlike the rest of us Newsoms—can actually draw more than a straight line...
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Entrenched positions and pleas for change: NYC council debates school integration

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NYC City council members on Wednesday grilled education department officials on school segregation at a joint hearing of the Education Committee and Civil and Human Rights Committee. The sharp questions and...

Stabbing suspect surrenders in his tuxedo, mom also arrested

FLATBUSH / MIDWOOD - A 17-year-old Flatbush teen dressed in a blue tuxedo, surrendered to police yesterday and was charged today with the murder of a Flatlands teen of the same age on Avenue...

In a last-minute reversal, union representing thousands of NYC pre-K teachers calls off strike...

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat New York The union representing thousands of pre-K teachers has called off a planned strike after the city agreed to begin meeting next week with District Council 1707 and management representatives....

Spend Your Summer in Brooklyn with FIT

The Fashion Institute of Technology is perhaps best known as a school for aspiring fashion creatives and entrepreneurs, with a campus located in the heart of Manhattan’s fashion district. But FIT offers so much...

Mondays at Pratt Institute: Weekly Openings of New Work by Graduating MFA Artists

Discover the bold work of emerging fine arts talent at Pratt Shows. New exhibits open every Monday from 5-8 PM on the Brooklyn campus through mid-May. Every Monday night Pratt opens its doors and invites you...

Some New York City pre-K teachers set to walk off the job in scaled-back...

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat Thousands of pre-K teachers in New York City are set to strike on Thursday, but the union representing educators who work in community-run centers stopped short of calling for all of...
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