Community members gathered in Gowanus to learn about a proposed elementary school rezoning that could help relieve overcrowding and integrate District 15 schools. The education department is delaying a decision on the rezoning to get more feedback from families. Christina Veiga/ChalkbeatBy Christina Veiga Chalkbeat [https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/
Source: council.nyc.govFollowing the enactment of Councilman David Greenfield’s school security guard legislation earlier this year, which allowed non public schools to qualify for reimbursement for hiring a security guard, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services has released the official rules and procedures [http://www.nyc.gov/html/
Never before have parents had so many options when it comes to choosing a pre-kindergarten program. With the rapid expansion of the free UPK (Universal Pre-K) program — including its most recent re-incarnation, known as “Pre-K for All” — a great majority of pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds are free, and full-day free
Click the image to be taken to interactive feature.Finding the right school for your child can be an overwhelming task. Yuri Nazarov, a father of three from Bensonhurst, found that out firsthand when he began researching kindergarten programs for his oldest child. Nazarov and his wife discussed their options.
Students, teachers, and even dogs showed support at PS 10.Chants of “Whose school? Our school!” reverberated from the sidewalks surrounding PS 10 [http://ps10.org/] (511 7th Avenue), one of several local schools where students, teachers, parents, and local politicians gathered this morning to send a message to Governor
Photo via clbush1979 [http://instagram.com/p/xhvH3jo6hY/?modal=true]Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all public schools are closed tomorrow, January 27, due to the potentially “record-breaking” blizzard headed our way. Tomorrow’s high school Regents have been rescheduled for Thursday. Rescheduled Regents are Global History and
Source: Flickr/44551921@N04Middle school applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now available at elementary schools across the city. How to apply Students in 5th grade and 6th grade (for K-6 elementary schools) can apply to middle schools in their district, as well as certain boroughwide and citywide schools.
Today Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named veteran educator Carmen Fariña to be his schools chancellor [http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/12/30/mayor-elect-de-blasio-announcement/], and he chose to make the announcement right here in Park Slope at MS 51 [http://www.ms51.org/], which his kids had attended. Fariña also has
4th Avenue’s PS 124 [http://ps124brooklyn.com] (located between 13th and 14th Street) recently received a shining new review from Insideschools [http://www.insideschools.org/index.php], a blog designed to help parents navigate their way through New York’s public school system. > PS 124 is a low-profile neighborhood
A crossroads for New Yorkers in various stages of transition (moving in! moving out! moving up!), IKEA may be the most poetic superstore in Brooklyn. This month, Brooklyn-based theater collective the Artful Conspirators puts the passion of the Swedish giant onstage with Leaving Ikea [http://artfulconspirators.wordpress.com/current/leaving-ikea/
Below is a press release from the organizers of a rally that will take place this afternoon. Please consider attending and showing support for your local public schools. Hundreds of students, parents and teachers will march through South Brooklyn November 30, protesting ongoing budget cuts under the banner, “Some Cuts