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 ...

Another option for children living in Downtown Brooklyn: P.S. 133 in Park Slope, Info session tomorrow

A brand new building on Fourth Ave is opening and will house the expanded P.S. 133. Starting in the 2013–14 school year, PS 133 will be a choice school for children from both District 13 and District 15, which means that out of zone parents living in Downtown can choose to send their children there if there ...

Joyce Szuflita blog post re: redistricting in Park Slope and P.S. 133

Here is an informative blog post regarding the new D13/D15 “School of Choice” PS 133 from NYC School Help. The school is moving into a nice new building at 4th and Butler in Fall 2013, which is a trek, but will include dual language programs for those interested in that. If you are not on Joyce Szuflita’s email ...

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. ...

Bill Is Passed to Make Kindergarten Mandatory for 5-Year-Olds

This will most likely impact the schools in our area by increasing the total attendance numbers. “State lawmakers in Albany voted this week to make kindergarten mandatory for all 5-year-olds in New York City, lowering the required age for schooling by one year. Proponents of the measure, which awaits the governor’s approval, praised the move as a ...