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  • MS 50 Wins Big at Citywide Debate Tournament Read more >

    MS 50 Wins Big at Citywide Debate Tournament

    MS 50, a small middle school on the Southside of Williamsburg, scored big in a citywide debate tournament last week. Students from the school attended the championship organized by NYC Urban Debate League and the city Department of Education’s Middle School Quality Initiative. Thirty students and eight parent chaperons attended the event, where MS 50, […] Read More >

  • Billboard Top 100 Song Becomes the Center of Attention at MS 50 Read more >

    Billboard Top 100 Song Becomes the Center of Attention at MS 50

    To raise awareness about public education, Council member Antonio Reynoso dropped by MS 50 this week to perform American rapper Silento’s track “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) along with students, teachers and education advocates. It was all part of Alliance for Quality Education’s (AQE) #IAmPublicEd social media campaign. AQE uses a combination of legal and policy […] Read More >

  • New St. Nicks Program Tackles Poverty in North Brooklyn Read more >

    New St. Nicks Program Tackles Poverty in North Brooklyn

    St. Nick’s Alliance has launched a new initiative to tackle poverty head on in North Brooklyn. Nabe 3.0 will offer residents affordable housing, literacy and employment assistance for adults, afterschool programming for local kids, and help organize tenant associations. The initiative is made possible by a New York City Change Capital Fund Grant (CCF). CCF […] Read More >

  • Eco Schools Program Brings Sustainability Training to PS 110

    Hanging on the wall of a small meeting room inside of P.S. 110 is a photograph of the graduating class of 1929. Bright eyed young women and men stare in the direction of the camera to commemorate a rite of passage in their academic career. What kind of lives would unfold for these students after […] Read More >

  • New District 14 Health Curriculum Incorporates Fitness into Everyday Lifestyle Read more >

    New District 14 Health Curriculum Incorporates Fitness into Everyday Lifestyle

    With the start of the new academic year, District 14’s schools are showing a stronger commitment to health and fitness for its students. Through a partnership with the Sonima Foundation the district has launched a Health and Wellness Program. Health and Wellness instructors and PE teachers from the schools have already immersed themselves in the […] Read More >

  • Lennon Bus Visits PS84; Donates $3,000 in Musical Equipment

    Assemblyman Joe Lentol announced last week that he helped organize a visit by the Lennon Bus to the Jose de Diego Magnet School for the Visual Arts and Sciences (PS 84) in Williamsburg. The Lennon Bus, which made its first stop to the neighborhood last year at the Williamsburg Northside Schools, is a state-of-the-art mobile […] Read More >

  • Eco Schools Rolls Out at PS 34 Read more >

    Eco Schools Rolls Out at PS 34

    After spending the summer with my Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Coaches… meeting with partners, training on Education for Sustainability (EfS), learning about the local Greenpoint community, and prepping for Eco-School’s “Pathways to Sustainability” roll-out plans, I was very excited to physically be at PS 34 and finally meet the rest of the staff! On September 8, […] Read More >

  • Two Languages, One Home Read more >

    Two Languages, One Home

    As Elizabeth Czastkiewicz led kindergarteners in a circle dance at PS 34, she asked her students several questions in Polish. “Are you in Warsaw?” she said. “No!” they cried. “Are you in Krakow?” “No!” “Well…where are you?” “We’re in New York!” Czastkiewicz’s class marks the beginning of New York City’s first Polish Dual Language Program. […] Read More >

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