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D13 CEC Hosts Electeds and Journalists for Forum on School Desgregation

Studies show that for all its diversity, NYC has one of the most segregated public school systems in the country.  Almost two academic years after the re-zoning of P.S. 8 and P.S. 307, the District 13 Community Education Council will hold an important forum on Tuesday evening (May 16th) as part of its scheduled calendar […]

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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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NY Times Spotlights AltSchool

Brooklyn Heights’ AltSchool has been spotlighted in a New York Times article, “The Bold Idea Behind a Brooklyn School.” AltSchool was founded by former Google executive, Max Ventilla two years ago and has four locations in San Francisco and another in Palo Alto, CA.  The Brooklyn Heights Branch opened this fall and currently has thirty […]

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The Elephant in the Room: P.S. 8 Re-Zoning Town Hall Meeting Re-Cap

On Wednesday night, at the first of two town scheduled town hall meetings, representatives of the DOE’s Department of District Planning presented their draft re-zoning proposal for Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8 at P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill.  The proposal was presented to the CEC on September 1st.  As previously reported, it essentially cuts the current […]

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DOE Says CEC Will Have Plans for P.S. 8 Re-Zoning By August 31st

The District 13 Community Education Council (CEC) has just announced the DOE’s Office of District Planning is working to deliver a school re-zoning proposal to them by August 31st.   The CEC expects the plan to reduce the P.S. 8 zone in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, affecting both P.S. 8 and P.S. 307.  The CEC has […]

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Packer Institute SAT Scandal Gets More Egregious

It appears that last Thursday’s story regarding 199 students having SAT scores invalidated at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights is more serious than originally suspected. The New York Times reported then that the collegiate entrance exam results—including those for 63 enrolled at Packer—were nixed because proctors failed to set up students’ desks at least […]

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BHA Annual Meeting Live Blog

Ladies and gentlemen, your live blog of the BHA’s Annual Meeting is right here (and follow our Tweets @bkheightsblog) .. after the jump.

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Mary McDowell School construction begins

Construction scaffolding had gone up around the former St. Charles Borromeo Parochial School at 23 Sidney Place, as work starts on the building’s conversion to the Mary McDowell Friends School’s new Upper School Building, set to open in September 2011. Earlier this week, members of the School Administration, and their architects and construction team met […]

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P.S. 8 School Report Card: Take a Look for Yourself

The 2007-2008 NYC DOE’s Progress “Report Card” for P.S. 8 can be found here. Notice the chasm of difference between PS 8’s performance relative to City-wide schools and Peer-wide schools, particularly in the School Performance section. Whereas it is an “F” school compared to it’s “peers”, it looks like around a B or a B+ […]

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