We Made the Papers!

The Brooklyn Eagle has written a detailed article about the building boom in Downtown Brooklyn and the need for a school. Read the article: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/downtown-construction-wave-resumes-bringing-new-residential-units-13000-needing-schools

Time for Turnout! Two Important Events Coming Up….

  Town Hall with Chancellor Wallcott On Monday May 20th, School Chancellor Dennis Wallcot will hold a town hall for parents in District 13. He will discuss school achievement, school finances, and the City’s educational goals and priorities. Parents will also be able to ask questions. We will not be able to attend, so it is ...

The Problem with P.S. 8

The Problem with P.S. 8
Much has been made of the successful turnaround story of P.S. 8 The Robert Fulton School in Brooklyn Heights.  P.S. 8’s sprawling school zone draws from across Brooklyn Heights, parts of Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO and Vinegar Hill, to the Navy Yard. The once failing school was avoided by the residents of the nearby brownstones, yet under ...

We’re On Facebook – Please Like Us!

We finally have our Facebook up and running!  Please visit the site and share information about schools with other parents in the area. Don’t forget to ‘like’ us. http://www.facebook.com/dobroschools

Levin and James On the Record: In Favor of a New School for DoBro

BIG NEWS – Tish James and Steve Levin have both gone on the record in support of building a new school in Downtown Brooklyn As I mentioned in a previous post, I met with Councilman Levin to talk schools and he suggested I attend a city council committee hearing regarding lowering of parking minimums. It ...

A First Meeting with City Councilman Steve Levin

When we started this group a few months back to advocate for a new school to be started in Downtown Brooklyn, we expected that it might be a difficult sell to the local politicians.  Well it turns out that we have an important ally in the cause, Councilman Steven Levin who represents most of neighborhood. ...

Innovative new charter school looking to move into District 13

The Odyssey Initiative is looking to open a progressive new charter school in 2014-15. We just heard them speak, and sounds like an interesting approach.  Here is an article about them: Academic Voyagers on BRINK http://www.dailybrink.com/?p=5222 They are hosting meetings with interested groups of parents to hear what they are looking for in a school ...

Tucker Reed of DBP on the hot seat at Community Board meeting regarding schools

At a recent CB2 meeting, the several board members raised the issue of schools. Board member Nancy Wolf was concerned about the children in the neighborhood. “What are the plans for the new school?” she asked. “Because I know that the nearby schools have had a lot of pressure accommodating students out of district.” Reed ...