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The Community Speaks … Elliott “Skipp” Roseboro: Cuomo embraces Charters – sells out other 95% of our kids

🕔19:05, 2.Apr 2014

This is not about Charter schools vs. Public schools. There is room for both. This is about what is right and what is wrong. Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken considerable heat for wanting to remove some Charter schools from

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Central Brooklyn Looks Forward to UPK and After School Program Roll Out

Central Brooklyn Looks Forward to UPK and After School Program Roll Out

🕔18:51, 2.Apr 2014

By Stephen Witt With $300 million secured from the state for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and improved after-school programs, the administration has moved quickly to provide a list of the schools that will have added

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No Need to Choose: New Report Shows Kids Statewide Would Benefit From NYC’s Pre-K Plan

No Need to Choose: New Report Shows Kids Statewide Would Benefit From NYC’s Pre-K Plan

🕔15:33, 27.Feb 2014

NEW YORK — A new report released today by a group of education advocates argues that  allowing New York City to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for Pre-K would benefit kids across  the entire state.  The report, entitled:

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The Trouble with The Common Core (Part II)

The Trouble with The Common Core (Part II)

🕔19:15, 13.Jan 2014

BY : THE EDITORS OF RETHINKING SCHOOLS The engine for this potential disaster, as it was for NCLB, will be the tests, in this case the “next generation” Common Core tests being developed by two federally funded, multistate consortia at

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Celebrating An Educator Through The Eyes of His Heirs

Celebrating An Educator Through The Eyes of His Heirs

🕔14:42, 19.Dec 2013

By: P.S 256/Benjamin Banneker Elementary School Student Council with the support of  T. Henry, Parent coordinator, Ms. L. Gray, Counselor, and Teacher Ms. I. Payne On Friday, December 13, 2013, 5th grade students of P.S. 256/The Benjamin Banneker School assisted

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The Trouble with the Common Core

The Trouble with the Common Core

🕔14:11, 19.Dec 2013

BY THE EDITORS OF RETHINKING SCHOOLS It isn’t easy to find common ground on the Common Core. Already hailed as the “next big thing” in education reform, the Common Core State Standards are being rushed into classrooms in nearly every

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Guest View  Why We Need Outdoor Education …

Guest View Why We Need Outdoor Education …

🕔17:28, 21.Nov 2013

More Than Ever!   By Morgan (Sankofa) Powell Outdoor education supports parents and other guardians by making arts, physical activity, civics and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) accessible to youths otherwise limited by their social circumstances. Moments spent in

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Holistic Health Professionals Celebrate Dr. Mutulu Shakur

🕔13:41, 8.Nov 2013

Basir Mchawi On Sunday, November 10th in Brooklyn, New York and Toronto, Canada, holistic health professionals, along with family and friends of Dr. Mutulu Shakur, will celebrate the rich legacy of Dr. Shakur’s work in the field of community health

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A Collective Purpose for the Coming Year: “Unleashing The Genius Of The Children”

🕔13:34, 8.Nov 2013

Reading, listening or watching the daily news, we are bombarded with the rampant violence occurring in our homes, neighborhoods and cities.  Interestingly enough, while perpetrators (some) are sought and prosecuted for their acts of violence, our government rewards young men

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Power To Parents!!

Power To Parents!!

🕔14:12, 24.Oct 2013

For many years during and after slavery the first priority of African American parents was making sure their children stayed alive.  This gave rise to the attitudes that “Children should be seen and not heard” and “Spare the rod –    

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