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PEP Greenlights PS/MS8 “Split” In Unanimous Vote

As previously reported, the Office of District Planning introduced two proposals on October 12th to “split” P.S. 8 from M.S. 8. Currently, the schools are located at two sites but share a budget, Principal and other essential personnel and services. During testimony at two joint public hearings, the plans received praise from teachers, parents and […]

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Proposals on the Table for PS/MS8 to Split: Community Meeting Tues 10/30

IMPORTANT SCHOOL NEWS: On October 12th, the DOE Brooklyn Office of District Planning issued two proposals that affect District 13. The first plan calls for the truncation of P.S.8 from a Kindergarten through-8th grade school to a Kindergarten through 5th grade school. The proposal has an accompanying K008 Educational Impact Statement. The second, contingent upon the […]

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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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Education Intel: Testing Forum Monday Eve & Upcoming Middle School Admissions Brainstorming Sessions

With initial signs pointing to the successful rezoning of P.S. 8 and P.S. 307, the CEC and DOE are turning their focus toward two pressing issues: standardized testing and the development of quality middle schools with equal access for all District 13 students. TESTING: April means one thing for 3rd through 8th grade students attending […]

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Re-Zoning Update: Middle School Plan Front and Center at CEC Meeting

The D13 CEC held their monthly Calendar Meeting at P.S. 8 on Tuesday night. First, Superintendent Barbara Freeman reported on the status of the Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program (SES) Grant, an award of $1.25 million dollars in Title 1 funding.  The monies are earmarked for the foundation of a Spanish dual language program at M.S. […]

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P.S. 8 Middle School Approved

Yesterday evening, the City Department of Education’s Panel on Education Policy approved the creation of a middle school extension of P.S. 8, to be located at Tillary Street and Tech Place in downtown Brooklyn. State Senator Daniel Squadron, who supported the proposal, said this: Tonight’s vote to approve the new P.S. 8 middle school is […]

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DOE Proposes P.S. 8 Middle School Expansion

We previously reported that the City’s Department of Education was seriously considering expanding P.S. 8 to include a middle school that would be sited at Tillary Street and Tech Place in downtown Brooklyn. This morning, State Senator Daniel Squadron announced that the DOE has decided to go ahead with this plan: Last night, DOE answered […]

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P.S. 8 Open House Thursday Morning

Parents of pre-schoolers who are considering sending their children to P.S. 8 are invited to an open house this Thursday, February 3, beginning at 9:00 a.m. No registration is necessary to attend; simply enter through the school’s main entrance at 37 Hicks Street (between Middagh and Poplar) at the appointed time. More details are at […]

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Lawsuit Filed to Halt Dock Street

A group has filed a lawsuit in order to halt the Dock Street Dumbo project, alleging that the School Construction Authority didn’t conduct a proper, objective selection process for the site, as required by law. The lawsuit, filed by the DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation, also said that the private developer, Two Trees, and New York City […]

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Internal E-mails Say Dock Street Bad Site for School

Newly released documents reveal that Department of Education architects felt that Two Trees’ controversial Dock Street DUMBO project “would yield a very small school (compromised from our standards) with premium costs due to the mixed use with the high-rise residential building.” However, the two-year-old internal e-mails do not address the current plans for the site, […]

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