Brooklyn’s school situation is ever-changing, with the education system shifting alongside borough demographics and sagging under the weight of incoming residents.
Right now, Middle School 313 is housed in the same Vinegar Hill building as the controversy-entangled P.S. 307. But that’s about to change.
In October, more than 15,000 people attended a pro-charter-school rally in Cadman Plaza Park. More recently, a charter school in Fort Greene was accused of discriminating against under-performing students.
Many pro-charter folks believe the independent institutions provide more choice and better educational experiences. But a number of public school advocates argue that charter schools skim the best students while taking attention and resources away from public schools that need them.
Which system is better? Where do you stand?
After months of heated discussion over the rezoning of two public schools in Brooklyn Heights and Vinegar Hill — raising issues of segregation, social class and gentrification — District 13’s Community Education Council (CEC) voted Tuesday in favor of redrawing both school zones.
Starting with the next school year, kids living in Dumbo — Brooklyn’s most expensive nabe — will be zoned to attend Vinegar Hill’s P.S. 307 rather than the overcrowded P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights.
Is this a win for integration and educational equity?
Despite the saturation of Jewish preschools in other parts of Brooklyn, Fort Greene has very few.
“You know what doesn’t make sense, hardly ever? Conversations about race,” WNYC producer Rebecca Carroll began Thursday’s panel conversation about segregation in New York City’s schools.
Architect firm Marvel Architects has released a rendering for Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park’s sixth residential tower and neighborhood school, located at 664 Pacific Street.
The tower looks notably similar to another Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park building, B3 at 38 6th Avenue, despite this being Marvel Architects’ first design within the complex. SHoP Architects’ rendering for 38 6th Avenue shows a similarly boxy, stacked structure.
As the Dumbo and Vinegar Hill communities continue their debate in regards to a contentious school rezoning, WNYC is holding a panel discussion on education, integration, gentrification and culture.
A historic attempt at addressing system wide segregation in New York City schools is coming to Brooklyn, where four elementary schools will start setting admission quotas for disadvantaged students.
School applications. Ugh. Cue backstabbing, pushy parents hiring tutors to get their 3-year-olds into the “right” private preschools so that one day they may be accepted into Harvard. But it’s really not that bad, at least not in Brooklyn.