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 would automatically send families the equivalent of about $5.70 per day to
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 and replace them with school-based enrichment programs, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis expressed her anger standing along with parents and several children yesterday afternoon. “What’
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, Families for Safe Streets, and the Department of Education, are calling on state senators to renew it. “One of the most paramount responsibilities of
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,
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