BROOKLYN – Schools are now able to use parks and streets as part of a new ‘Outdoor Learning’ initiative unveiled this morning by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Richard Carranza. The Outdoor Learning initiative for the 2020-2021 school year will allow schools to hold classes
(Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)BROOKLYN – NYC public schools are planning on reopening on a part-time basis in the fall with in-person classes two to threes times a week, the Mayor announced. The decision won’t be final until the Governor says so, and that can take until August.
Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography OfficeBROOKLYN – At the end of May, it was announced that through a federal relief effort, the state was approved to disperse the Coronavirus Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer or P-EBT. The sweeping program [https://otda.ny.gov/news/2020/2020-05-12.asp] would automatically send families the
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerBENSONHURST – After Mayor Bill de Blasio’s panel announced its recommendation to eliminate most selective admissions and gifted and talented programs in NYC schools [https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2019/08/26/gifted-and-talented-programs-nyc-public-schools-panel-recommends-ending-them] and replace them with school-based enrichment programs, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis expressed her
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerGRAVESEND – With a program for speed cameras outside schools set to expire on July 25, Council Member Mark Treyger, along with Transportation Alternatives [https://www.transalt.org/], Families for Safe Streets [https://www.transalt.org/familiesforsafestreets], and the Department of Education, are calling on state senators to
Parent Vinny Nemorin slipped and hit his head during his arrest at P.S. 193 on February 24. (Photo: PS 193 Parents’ Association [https://www.facebook.com/PS193PA/photos/pcb.1206219662739287/1206216226072964/?type=3&theater] / Facebook)Following an uproar at P.S. 193 [http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2016/03/p-s-193-parents-say-doe-stonewalling-fathers-arrest/
Thanks to a grant from the NYC Department of Education’s Arts for English Language Learners (ELL) and Students With Disabilities [http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/teachlearn/arts/Partnerships/ArtsELLs+SWD_RFP_2015-16.pdf] program, the kids of PS 124 [https://www.facebook.com/ps124pta/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf]
Today thousands of incoming kindergarteners, first graders, second graders, and third graders will begin 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 today, October 7, through Monday, November 9.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Source: Stephen Nessen / FlickrBETWEEN THE LINES [/tag/between-the-lines/]: With possibly the worst storm of the season, packed with heavy snow, sleet and rain racing up the East Coast, flights were grounded and government offices to the south of the city closed, but late
Source: rutlo via FlickrFrom the offices of Councilman David Greenfield: Councilman David G. Greenfield is demanding that the MTA honor all MetroCards being used by parents escorting children to school as a result of the school bus strike expected to begin tomorrow morning. Councilman Greenfield was just made aware by