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    March 22, 2018

    MARCHING ON New York City students are heading to D.C. for the March for Our Lives against gun violence. Pix 11   Electeds tie faster BQE fix with deploying gun-toting cops in schools • Brooklyn Paper...   Read More

  • Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, a documentary about Lorraine Hansberry

    March 21, 2018

      Join Us for Women’s History Month – 3/22! On Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30 pm, the National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) & Reel Sisters will host a screening of Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart directed by Tracy Heather Strain. Sighted Eyes...   Read More

  • Hearing on Proposal for 80 Flatbush Ave.

    March 21, 2018

    Good afternoon District 15 Friends and Families, Below is an announcement from Community Board 2 on the March 28 Public Hearing regarding the proposed 80 Flatbush Avenue towers. CEC15 President Camille Casaretti will be speaking in opposition to...   Read More

  • D15 Middle School Diversity Workshop #2

    March 1, 2018

    Please join us for Public Workshop #2 of the D15 Diversity Plan on Tuesday, March 13th. Public Workshop #2 will cover historic and demographic changes, introduce precedents & data related to school diversity, and provide another...   Read More

  • National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools

    February 28, 2018

    Network For Public Education   After the slaughter of students and staff in Parkland, Florida, the time for action has never been more urgent. The politicians sit on their hands as our children and...   Read More

  • PS 321 Testing Task Force PTA Meeting

    February 28, 2018

    3/1 6:30 pm: PS 321 Testing Task Force PTA meeting PS 321’s annual PTA TTF meeting is TOMORROW Thursday 3/1 6:30-8 p.m. in the auditorium, where the TTF will discuss the NY State English Language Arts and Math exams. Teachers will share...   Read More

  • Register for Spring Classes at BAX

    February 28, 2018

    Spring Trimester Registration NOW Open! Spring Trimester 2018 Monday, April 9 – Saturday, June 16 Ages 12 months – 5 years Register Here!   Spring Trimester Classes offer developing toddlers and pre-schoolers creative programming taught by...   Read More

  • Gung Hey Fat Choy!

    February 9, 2018

    Gowanus Souvenir Shop Presents: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 12:30 PM   LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Join us in celebrating the opening of the residency as we enter the Year of the Dog! Featuring a Chinese Lion...   Read More

  • New York School System Holds Its First Summit For LGBTQ Students

    February 9, 2018

    The city gave students a safe place to discuss issues of gender and sexuality. By Rebecca Klein New York public high school students had the day off Monday, but a group of about 630...   Read More

  • Settling for Scores. Why are schools still judged by the results of standardized tests?

    December 27, 2017

    By DIANE RAVITCH, New Republic, 12/27/2017 In 1979, the psychologist Donald Campbell proposed an axiom. “The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making,” he wrote, “the more subject it will be to...   Read More

  • Are Private Schools Immoral? A conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones about race, education, and hypocrisy.

    December 14, 2017

    by DIANNA DOUGLAS, The, 12/14/2017 Public schools in gentrifying neighborhoods seem on the cusp of becoming truly diverse, as historically underserved neighborhoods fill up with younger, whiter families. But the schools remain stubbornly segregated....   Read More


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