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P.S. 8 Overcrowding: Wait-Listed Parents State Their Case at Community Meeting; DOE ‘Faces the Music’

Numerous elected officials, the District 13 CEC, current and prospective parents from P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 convened in the auditorium of P.S. 287 this past Wednesday evening to hear the presentation by WeArePS8Too.  The parent group represents the fifty children wait-listed for Kindergarten at P.S. 8 and advocates for the restoration of the 6th […]

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P.S. 8 Overcrowding Update: Community Engagement Meeting with DOE Tonight

As previously reported, a Community Engagement meeting with the NYC Department of Education is taking place tonight. The meeting is being held by the District 13 CEC in conjunction with State Senator Daniel Squadron, Councilmember Steve Levin and Assemblyperson Jo Anne Simon.  The gathering is scheduled for 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Library […]

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P.S. 8 Overcrowding Update: Community Engagement Meeting This Wednesday

The District 13 CEC in conjunction with State Senator Daniel Squadron, Councilmember Steve Levin and Assemblyperson Jo Anne Simon will hold a Community Engagement meeting with the New York City Department of Education this Wednesday, May 13th.   The gathering is scheduled for 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Library of P.S. 287, 50 Navy […]

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Parents Turned Activists Create Petition for Wait-Listed P.S. 8 Kindergartners

Parents of children both admitted for Kindergarten at P.S. 8 and those wait-listed for 2015 have joined together and launched a Change.org petition.  They urge the DOE to re-instate six Kindergarten classes for the fall of 2015 and to publicly engage the community to create meaningful medium and long-term solutions to overcrowding. “Warnings to the […]

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Rude Awakening-P. S. 8 Waitlists 40% of Kindergarten Applicants

It’s official. For the first time, P.S. 8 has a wait-list for Kindergarten.  Placements  were announced Tuesday morning and for many families it was a rude awakening.  Just before Spring break there was a glimmer of hope.  Sources suggested that public reaction to the decision to cut back to five Kindergarten classes had created enough […]

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Here’s Why Your Brooklyn Heights 5 Year Old Might Be Turned Away From P.S. 8 This Fall

The parent grapevine is on fire.  Brooklyn Heights parents in District 13 with children born in 2010 and expecting their kids to have a seat at P.S. 8 in the fall were left anxious, angry and confused after this reporter learned there will be 5 Kindergarten classes next year instead of the current 6.  For […]

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Town Hall on Education Next Wednesday Evening, February 25

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James will host a town hall meeting, “Our Schools, Our Voices,” to discuss education, mayoral control, and parent/community engagement this coming Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Room, 250 Joralemon Street. It’s free, and all are invited.

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Ken Burns at Brooklyn Historical Society March 10

Ken Burns, the Oscar nominated producer and director (Baseball; The Civil War; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History), who is now working on a documentary about Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday evening, March 10, where he will discuss is work with New York Times arts writer Randy […]

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Kindergarten Application Deadline Extended to February 18th

You’ve got a little more time to register your child for kindergarten. Info after the jump.

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Packer Collegiate Institute to Borrow $22 Million For Expansion

Bloomberg reports that Packer Collegiate Institute, the 170 year old private primary and secondary school located at Joralemon and Clinton streets, plans to issue $22 million in tax exempt 30 year bonds to be used to finance the acquisition and renovation of property at 100 Clinton Street. The building, which is at the northwest corner […]

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