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Hundreds of parents who attended Thursday night’s meeting about overcrowding at P.S. 8, Brooklyn Heights’ only elementary school, were presented with stark numbers and scant options. … Full Article

Halloween happiness at Brooklyn’s P.S. 127

There was magic in the air at P.S. 127 on Friday morning. For one thing, Principal Agatha Alicandro had turned into a lady bug. Assistant Principal Kerry Izzo Quaglione was a kitten. … Full Article

Farina replaces 15 of the 42 NYC school superintendents

New York City's schools chancellor has moved to revamp the system, with Chancellor Carmen Farina replacing 15 of 42 school superintendents. The superintendents will report directly to her. They started their jobs Tuesday, according to the Daily News.
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SUNY approves 17 new charter schools in NYC, mostly Success Academies

The SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee on Wednesday approved resolutions to establish 17 new charter schools in New York City — 14 by Success Academy Charter Schools and three by Achievement First Bushwick. Many of the schools will be located in Brooklyn. … Full Article

St. Patrick students walk in memory of academy's maintenance coordinator

It isn’t just the teachers who influence students at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy. The students dedicated this year’s annual school walk-a-thon, which took place on Oct. 2, to the memory of Thomas J. … Full Article

Backers of charter schools hold NYC rally

Thousands of New York City charter school backers rallied Thursday to demand action to end what they described as a crisis of failing schools. … Full Article

No more letter grades for evaluating NYC schools

New York City's schools chancellor announced a new system for evaluating schools Wednesday that will replace A-through-F letter grades based largely on test scores with a more complex system that includes a variety of measures. … Full Article

New elementary school to open in Bensonhurst

The Bensonhurst-Dyker Heights area, a swatch of southwest Brooklyn that large numbers of families with young children and been flocking to in recent years, is getting a new school. … Full Article

Backpacks and balloons: Back to school in Brooklyn

More than one million kids streamed through the doors of New York City public schools Thursday morning, where they were greeted by teachers and administration for the start of the new school year. … Full Article

Classes begin for thousands of Catholic school kids

The Rev. Msgr. Michael Hardiman, pastor of Saint Patrick Church in Bay Ridge, was at the auditorium door at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy Wednesday morning, ready to greet students coming to school for the first day of classes after their summer vacation. … Full Article
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