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Day: <span>April 13, 2013</span>

Parent's Notebook: Bringing Parent Involvement Home

In keeping with the power attributed to test scores, schools convened prep classes for the upcoming state tests during the recent spring break – evidence of the importance being placed on standardized tests. The recent Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indictment of 35 educators from the district, including principals, teachers and testing coordinators for their […]readmore

What’s Happening: April 14-30 14th ANNUAL CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL

Apr 12, 8 PM – Dr. Mambo and the Experience Ensemble, The Gallery, 293 Van Duzer St., Staten Island, NY, $20-advance, info: 917.929.4254, www.drmambo.com Apr 12, 9-1:00 AM – Kathy Farmer, BrownstoneJAZZ, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., $20, info: 917.704.9237, brownstonejazz@aol.com Apr 12, 10-2 AM – Open Jam Session featuring Gerry Eastman Quartet, Williamsburg […]readmore

Rep. Clarke Calls for Cyber Awareness

Cyber Security is among the top issues that Homeland Security considers “our first and last line of defense for the nation,” said Rep. Yvette Clarke. The ubiquitous use of laptops, desktops and smart phones bring a host of national security issues with them, from privacy to identity theft and hacking. “We have to be conscious […]readmore

Boys and Girls Debate Team Defeats Brooklyn Collegiate, 72 –

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 Boys and Girls High School and Brooklyn Collegiate High School debated on the topic of “Health Care—A Right or A Privilege”. Bernard Gassaway, Principal of Boys and Girls High School, opened the debate by welcoming students. Ms. Joan Eastmond, Community Liaison of Velmanette Montgomery’s Office, New York State Senator of […]readmore

State Senator Eric Adams’ Path to History as Brooklyn Borough

Flanked by the diversity of the Brooklyn Democratic machine, Eric Adams declared his candidacy for Borough President under a crisp, clear sky. “This is a pivotal moment for Brooklyn. We have to turn our popularity into prosperity and leave no one behind,” Adams told the crowd of supporters. “After three decades as a police officer, […]readmore