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After 52 years on 19th Street, Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School will close at the end of the current school year. Principal Thomas Arria posted an open letter to parents after the conclusion of an emergency meeting by the school’s board of directors. “In its decision,” Arria wrote, “the board of directors cited declining enrollment
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One week after students completed the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of this year’s Common Core test, PS 10 (511 7th Avenue, between Prospect Avenue and 17th Streets) administrators, teachers, parents, and students took to the streets to protest what many are calling a disastrous testing experience. In a letter sent out to parents, PS
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Congratulations are in order for the track team at Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School (500 19th Street, between Prospect Park West and 10th Avenue). Thanks to their partnership with the Prospect Park Track Club at last year’s Turkey Trot, a popular 5-mile Thanksgiving race in Prospect Park, the school received a check this week
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For the past month, neighbors have donated clothing, toys, household goods, electronics, and more to PS 124 (4th Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets) for their upcoming rummage sale. So much so, that parents had to get together and construct a storage shed to house everything (way to go, South Slope). Now the time has
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So you want to give your child the best education possible, but it’s difficult keeping your options in line. While we can’t take all the worry out of applications, embarrassing cafeteria moments, and getting your teens up on time, our new Schools Directory can help you get a better handle on your options. So far we’re listing
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It’s been a fantastic week for our neighborhood schools. First there was the $141,000 donation to PS 295 that will help fund their in-class music and after school band programs, and now we’ve discovered that New Voices MS 443 is one of the city’s Love Your Block grant winners. New Voices is one of 25 community
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Three cheers are in order for our neighbors at PS 295 (330 18th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues). The school announced on Tuesday that they are the recipients of an anonymous donation that guarantees $47,000 per year (for the next three years). The money will be used to fund in-class music instruction for grades K-5,
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The Brooklyn PTA 5k Fun Run, sponsored by Brooklyn PTAs, Council Member Brad Lander, and Council Member Laurie Cumbo, is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, and families are invited to come “run/walk/stroll/toddle” through Prospect Park to raise money for area schools. Participants can chose to race individually, or form a team with others from their school.
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Have a local business? An amazing product or service to share? The gang at New Voices MS 443 (330 18th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues) will host their first spring fundraising auction on Saturday, April 5, and is on the lookout for additional auction items. This is a fantastic way to show a little local
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Are you (or your kiddo) between the ages of 14 and 24? Consider applying for the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Participants, who are chosen by lottery, will have the chance to work in paid positions at organizations across the five boroughs, including with our own media partner, CAMBA. Additional workshops on “job readiness,
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Not able to make it to tonight’s PS 107 Spring Auction? No problem! The school has introduced online bidding this year, so if you’re at home or on the go, you can bid for your favorite items via smartphone or computer. The auction features everything from airline tickets to clothing, so you’ll definitely want to
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Have a business that would like to show some love to one of our local schools? The popular PS 10 Rocks fundraiser, where parents and teachers take the stage to perform live music for their adoring fans, returns on March 28th, and they’re looking for folks to advertise in the program. Ads are $25 for a business card
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Making sure crosswalks, particularly around schools, are safe is just one part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to increase pedestrian safety, and it looks like it’ll be the next focus of police in our 78th Precinct. After the positive reaction by most to their “failure to yield” sting, where officers issued summonses to drivers who
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