ninacrews

Take a Look at the State Tests

Brooklyn New School’s Parent Action Coalition (PAC) invites you to come look at the New York State test questions on Sunday 1/24 @ 7pm at BAX, 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn NY.  (Childcare will be provided.)  BNS principal and teachers will be on hand to join the conversation and speak with interested parents.  Bring your wonderings and…

Panel Discussion on Testing: Wednesday, December 9

“TALKING ABOUT TESTING” Hosted by: DISTRICT 15 COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL & P.S. 10 Date: DECEMBER 9th, 2015 Time: 7 – 9 pm Location: K280 Address: 500 19th Street (Entrance at 10th Avenue), Bklyn, NY Please join the District 15 Community Education Council, P.S. 10 and distinguished panelists for a discussion of the evolution of standardized testing in the US. The discussion will address the current…

Gowanus E-Waste Instameet on November 5th!

Here’s an opportunity to check out a great resource in our neighborhood, the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse, run by Lower East Side Ecology Center. The warehouse offers disposal of unwanted electronics and a reuse store, worth a visit any day. On November 5th, the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse is hosting an Instameet. Tour the e-waste drop-off center and check out the reuse store. Eligible…

Parents for Middle School Equity Petition Letter

The following letter is from Parents for Middle School Equity – a group of D15 parents committed to changing the way that children are assigned to middle schools in this district. See the link to the slide show below for an overview. Some members of the committee are parents at PS 372 and would like to invite interested…

Parent Action Conference – Saturday, November 7th

Save the date! There will be a Parent Action Conference on Saturday, November 7th at PS 133 in Brooklyn. This event is sponsored by Class Size Matters, NYC KidsPAC, Education Council Consortium and Community Education Council District 15. There will be workshops on developing action plans to address school overcrowding, rising class sizes, mayoral control, empowering parents and…

UPDATE on Cuomo’s education proposals

Capital New York reported yesterday that rather than forcing a vote on teacher evaluations as part of the April 1 budget, Governor Cuomo is proposing that education funding increases be withheld until a six-person commission comes up with recommendations regarding education reform. This commission would consist of two appointees each by the governor, senate, and assembly and would make its…

BNS Educators Video

Teachers and administrators at Brooklyn New School have put together a video expressing their concerns about Cuomo’s education proposal. We thought it was worth a look. You can watch the video by clicking this link, here: Brooklyn Educators Speak Out https://vimeo.com/122744324

Taking our concerns to Albany

Children’s School parents Emily Fisher (4th grade parent), Nina Crews (2nd grade parent), and Rafael Gomez Luna (Kindergarten parent), went to Albany on Wednesday, March 11th to visit legislators, joining schools from all over New York State to talk about the education proposal. We delivered petition letters from PS 372 parents and staff to Assembly Members JoAnne Simon, James Brennan…