Thousands of incoming kindergarteners, first graders, second graders, and third graders have begun the process to compete for a coveted spot at one of New York City’s Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs. Parents can submit Request for Testing (RFT) forms starting Wednesday, October 7, through Monday, November 9. Prepping
P.S. 90 located at 2840 West 12th Street. (Source: Google Maps)The principal of P.S. 90 in Coney Island, Greta Hawkins, who came under fire [/coney-island-principal-receives-hate-mail-after-banning-patriotic-song/] in 2012 for banning patriotic songs at school, has been booted from her position. Though the details of an ongoing misconduct investigation
Photo via NYCDOE.Just a reminder that enrollment for public school kindergarten seats starts today, Wednesday, January 7, and runs through Friday, February 13. Applications and details about how to fill them out and where to submit them can be found here [http://schools.nyc.gov/Kindergarten]. Eligible students for
St. Ephram’s school (Source: Google Maps)Hailed as a “miracle workor,” Madeline Scotto, a teacher at Dyker Heights’ St. Eprhem’s [http://www.stephremsch.org/] elementary school, turned 100 years old on October 16, and the community honored her with a special mass and reception on Sunday. DNAinfo reports:
A new, more inclusionary approach to educate NYC students with special needs is proving easier said than done, says a new report by Chalkbeat [http://ny.chalkbeat.org/2014/08/11/special-education-overhaul-leaves-students-less-isolated-but-schools-struggle-to-keep-up/#.U-pK4hayRFK] . The organization spoke to students, parents, and school officials and found that schools are struggling to implement
Source: GoodNCrazy/FlickrBensonhurst resident Iljirijana Glavatovic recently started a virtual book drive to raise money for students at a Brooklyn public elementary school. A sophomore at City College, Glavatovic and her three siblings decided to open an online book drive using the services of a charity organization called First Book.
A coalition of Turkish-American organizations forked over $40,000 yesterday to the Gerritsen Beach library (2808 Gerritsen Avenue) and Gerritsen Beach Elementary School (P.S. 277), institutions that have suffered in the five months since Superstorm Sandy rocked the community. The donation came from Turkish-American groups, non-profits and businesses, spearheaded
Source: ps193pa.orgMidwood’s P.S 193 Gil Hodges School once had an award-winning music program, but budget cuts have scaled back their capabilities. That’s why school music advocates at organizing the Spring Music and Family Fest, a fundraising musical showcase to restore the program to its former glory.
Approximately 20 volunteers came out last night to greet the 24-foot-long truck and unload its haul of donations for Sheepshead Bay residents. (Photo: Erica Sherman)A group of friends and family living around P.S. 52 have worked hard to bring needed supplies to Sheepshead Bay while others have overlooked
P.S. 100 (Source: schools.nyc.gov)Public School 100, The Coney Island School, actually in Brighton Beach at 2951 West 3rd Street, is testing a new evaluation system that may be implemented nationwide in the future. The Charlotte Danielson framework evaluation process helps teachers and administrators in recognizing good
A message from the NYC Department of Education: Round 2 of the pre-kindergarten admissions process will begin on Monday, July 18. On that date, pre-k directories and applications will be available on the pre-kindergarten admissions web page [http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=ulink&fn=Link&ssid=4776&id=avkvyp5oignvm63ezkkg9mrtbke3k&
P.S. 222 parents say Roll-N-Roaster shortchanged children after a fundraider (Photo courtesy of irockiroll via Flickr)Iconic Sheepshead Bay restaurant Roll-N-Roaster [/tag/roll-n-roaster/] is playing Scrooge this holiday season and barking a mighty “Ba humbug” to needy children, according to parents at a local elementary school. Parents Association leaders