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Elite Stars (and Stripes) of 256

On Monday, November 18, 2013 Ms. L. Gray welcomed everyone to the 7th Annual Student Council Assembly. “Are you ready? Let’s get started,” she said. She turned the reigns over to Ms. R. Meekins (Mistress of Ceremony). The crowd was going wild with enthusiasm, waving their state’s banners, yelling their state’s names and blowing the […]readmore

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Guest View Why We Need Outdoor Education …

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 park settings nurtures the timeless needs of our children even as schools are transformed into […]readmore

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Court sanctions charter school at P.S. 308

The New York State Supreme Court last week green-lighted the Teaching Firms of America charter school to share space with regular students within  P.S. 308 located at 616 Quincy Street starting this September. But local elected officials, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the NAACP vowed to continue their lawsuit after state Supreme Court […]readmore

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City Votes to Close Paul Robeson High School

Two Thousand People Raise Voices Against  DOE Decision Despite heartfelt pleas from Paul Robeson High School students, parents and teachers, the Department of Education voted Wednesday to shutter the long-standing Bed-Stuy school. The vote came after a spirited public hearing at Brooklyn Technical High School, which drew about 2,000 people, pitting charter school advocates and […]readmore