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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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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that he hopes to create an advisory board for the implementation of the controversial Common Core curriculum and stop standardized testing for children below third grade, drawing sighs of relief from local education activists who have been critical of the rollout. “Any progress is great progress,” said Heather Ann…

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The Community Education Council of School District 21 (CEC21) is challenging the state’s testing and educational policies, voting this week to request the Department of Education “re-evaluate and slow the implementation” of Common Core testing standards. The council’s resolution argues that the tougher standardized testing requirements of the Common Core curriculum do not meet the individualized…

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The public is invited to attend Community Education Council District 21’s (CEC 21) meeting today, January 15, at 7:00 p.m. at I.S. 98 Bay Academy, 1401 Emmons Avenue. In addition to the public comment session, there will be a presentation by Change the Stakes, a group of parents and educators who are concerned with the…

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State Senator Marty Golden honored P.S. 222 (3301 Quentin Road) for its recognition as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School winner. Brooklyn News is reporting that the school won for “Exemplary High Performing.” The award is presented by the US Department of Education and was given out to 236 other public schools across the country…

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Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulevard) was rewarded with millions of federal dollars today thanks to the efforts of Senator Charles Schumer. According to a press release, Schumer secured $3.8 million for the award-winning institution for the purposes of helping the college continue its mission to train students for the jobs of tomorrow. This isn’t…

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Congratulations are in order for the fine folks at the Sheepshead Bay Library (2636 East 14th Street) and the Kings Bay Library (3650 Nostrand Avenue) for receiving cash prizes from the Charles H. Revson Foundation as part of their first ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. According to a press release, Sheepshead Bay Library took home a…

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The Shorefront YM-YWHA (3300 Coney Island Avenue) celebrated its 34th Annual Graduation Ceremony of the English language learning program last night, recognizing what they warmly referred to as “the accomplishments of our newest Americans.” Established in the early 1950s, The Shorefront Y has been a community-based organization that offers widespread services — such as adult, education…

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