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District 13 Education Roundup

The school year is underway and the District 13 CEC is spreading the word about important meetings and events taking place this week. Monday, September 26th Participatory Budgeting 7:00pm – 8:30pm PS 9 (80 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn) Per the CEC website, this information session is an opportunity for collaborative brainstorming with electeds, school leaders and parents […]

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Pre-School Fair This Thursday

Thinking of applying to private pre-school for your little one? BECDA Schools, the Brooklyn Early Childhood Directors’ Association is holding an early education fair this Thursday, September 22nd.  

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New Dock Street School Opens

Your correspondent got notice Monday that at 1:00 p.m. yesterday there would be a ribbon cutting by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for the new Dock Street School, a public middle school (grades 6 through 8), drawing “a diverse student body from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Vinegar Hill […]

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This Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

There are three events at Brooklyn Historical Society this week. Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 6) evening at 6:30, Renée Dinnerstein, author of Choice Time: How to Deepen Learning Through Inquiry and Play will discuss her book with Anna Allanbrook, principal of P.S. 146 Brooklyn New School, followed by Q&A with the audience. Light refreshments will be […]

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Help MS8 Win iPads From DuoLingo

¡Por favor y gracias! The popular (and free) language instruction program, DuoLingo is giving away free iPads and MS8 needs your vote.  MS8’s Spanish teacher is leading the charge and explains on the contest profile page how the technology would benefit her students. “Having the technology…I would be able to create lessons that blend traditional […]

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St. Ann’s School Makes Post’s Page Six: Door Closed for Matt Damon’s Kids

Page Six of the New York Post, your local source for all things Kardashian and their ilk, reports that St. Ann’s School is “too exclusive” for the children of actor Matt Damon, who is moving from L.A. to New York. Reading through the short piece, it becomes evident that this wasn’t an incident of snobbishness […]

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Come One, Come All to P.S. 8’s Paddlewheeler Block Party This Saturday

P.S. 8 invites one and all to come out this Saturday, June 11th to enjoy delicious food, fun rides, arts & crafts and a performance by the MS8 rock band at their annual Paddlewheeler Block Party.  We have it on good authority there will be a dunk tank, too. The festivities take place 12:00 pm […]

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D13 Education Round Up: Farina Town Hall, Rezoning Implementation, Walentas Family Foundation Grants

There are two unique opportunities to engage directly with the DOE this week on issues specific to District 13. TUESDAY, MAY 3rd: The District 13 CEC hosts a Town Hall meeting with Chancellor Carmen Farina.  The gathering provides a unique, albeit brief opportunity to ask the Chancellor about the issues that matter most to you […]

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Love Thy Neighbor: Upcoming Vote to Fund Community Projects

It’s Participatory Budgeting time again and City Council Member Steve Levin wants to know how you would spend up to 1.5 million dollars of the city’s money.  “These funds can go towards capital projects in our parks, our schools—or wherever else the residents of our district decide,” Council Member Levin explains via his Tumblr blog. Levin […]

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Let St. Francis College Prep You For St. Valentine’s Day

This Friday, February 12, starting at 3:00 p.m., in the Callahan Center of St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, St. Francis College will launch its Self Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL), led by professors Marisa Cohen and Karen Wilson. SABL will consider questions like,”Does color affect your level of romantic attraction? Does social media impact […]

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