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Students of Shell Bank Junior High School (I.S. 14) concluded the second annual Ocean Week celebration, capping the five day event with a marine biology festival on Friday. This event was created to give students at the Bay-area school at 2424 Batchelder Street a more interactive way of learning about marine animals and habitats and…

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(Photo by Daniel Cavanagh) Last night’s hearing on the Brooklyn Dreams Charter School went much as expected: an unremarkable turnout of local and citywide charter opponents, with a smattering – an itsy, bitsy smattering – of advocates. To say the least, the opposition – though equally impassioned in their rhetoric – paled in comparison to…

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Councilman Lew Fidler is bristling at Brooklyn Dreams Charter School’s push into our ‘hood. Though he’s against charter schools in general, he’s particularly angered about the latest attempts to infiltrate our own District 22. “We don’t want it, we don’t need it, and our schools down here don’t merit it,” he told Sheepshead Bites over…

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A number of innaccuracies have been running rampant on this site and other news outlets about the Brooklyn Dreams Charter School (BDCS) we reported on yesterday, so we got in touch with officials who are involved in the application process to find out what’s really going on behind the curtains. Firstly, we heard that the…

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(Image courtesy of the NYC Department of Education website) UPDATE: Please see our post dated July 8, 2009 for an update about the meeting agenda: Brooklyn Dreams Charter School Not Seeking Public Space Education Notes Online, a blog dedicated to issues in public education, reports that the Brooklyn Dreams Charter School is looking to set…