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Not satisfied with middle school options in the neighborhood? No worries, the Department of Education plans to to open six new middle school programs in Brooklyn for the 2015-2016 school year – including several exciting dual language programs. The School for International Studies is getting a French language program, Isaac Bildersee I.S. 68 will get a Hatian Creole program,…

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https://vimeo.com/119415619 Teachers in District 20 and District 21 are speaking out against Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education reform – announced in January during his 2015 State of the State address – which, among other things, requires 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation to be dependent on student standardized test scores, and favors an expansion of charter schools. Public…

Education The photo of Ramirez and the former student, which has made rounds in the school. (via Daily News)
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A teacher at Origins High School, one of the new schools located at the former Sheepshead Bay High School (3000 Avenue X), was removed from the classroom and sent to the infamous “rubber rooms” after a photo surfaced showing a former student kissing him on the cheek. An Instagram photo shows physical education teacher John Ramirez looking…

Education Hooray for Kindergarten! Good times... Source: SFA Union City / Flickr
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Just a reminder that enrollment for public school kindergarten seats starts today, Wednesday, January 7, and runs through Friday, February 13. Applications and details about how to fill them out and where to submit them can be found here. Eligible students for the September 2015 start of the school year are those who turn five…

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I don’t know why anybody would want to send their kid to Stuyvesant when Sheepshead Bay High School is in their own backyard, but, hey, if you’re one of those parents then the deadline for that opportunity is coming up. Students applying to high school for the 2015-2016 school year can register for the Specialized High Schools…

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Several local schools are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars each for repairs, upgrades and improvements as part of a $3.1 million allocation by Borough President Eric Adams to education institutions across the borough. The beep today unveiled 16 school-related capital projects that will benefit from the allocation, which was packed into the city’s Fiscal…

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The head of the New York City Department of Education, Chancellor Carmen Farina, will take questions from the public at a town hall hosted by Community Education Council District 21 tonight. The local advisory council is urging neighbors and parents to attend the meeting, where parents can bring up issues and ask questions about the…

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the preliminary recipients of $340 million in pre-kindergarten funding yesterday, including a couple in our area – Brighton Beach’s Sarah Winner Group Family Day Care and Sunny Skies Preschool. Provided state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli approves the awards, Sarah Winner Group Family Day Care (2997 Ocean Parkway) will land $120,000 from the state and…

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