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65 Years After Brown: We Are Doing Worse Than Ever

“Let me be clear: Black and Latino children do not need to sit next to white children in order to learn and achieve at the highest levels. The problem is that educational, material and financial resources follow white children.”   By Basir Mchawi        It’s official now. According to a new report, Harming Our […]readmore

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

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

Bed-Stuy Mobilizes To Bring Gifted & Talented Program Back To

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy & P.S. 308 Principal Dr. George Patterson lead the charge By Stephen Witt   There was a time not too long ago that P.S. 308’s Gifted and Talented (G & T) program was a source of pride to all of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Neighborhood kids that passed the entrance exam and attended the […]readmore

City Councilman Demands Bed-Stuy Gets G & T And Special

Robert Cornegy calls DOE citing of current  programs  a civil rights issue By Stephen Witt Bedford-Stuyvesant City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy said this week that he would like to meet immediately with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on getting Bedford-Stuyvesant both a Gifted and Talented public school program and a special education program for students with mental […]readmore

Much Parent Education Work To Be Done Re: Myth Of

By: S.E. Anderson Ed Activist Folks, Just a note to say that I attended our little counter charter school rally this morning. By “our” I mean the Coalition for Public Education. It appeared that no other progressive education activist group was in attendance to point out the fact that by law, charter schools are supposed […]readmore

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

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