Tuesday, April 24, 2012
With just a few hours notice, more than 100 parents, children and community members gathered in the schoolyard of Public School 29 John M. Harrigan in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, in a show of force against an asbestos abatement plan at the school. Some sported surgical masks, others carried signs with slogans such as “Protect Our Kids” and “What is Insidious? Asbestos.”
Thursday, March 08, 2012
The Success Academy charter school network has been green-lighted to open three new schools in Brooklyn next fall, but that has not led to acceptance in neighborhoods like Cobble Hill, where some parents and teachers are still protesting.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Gathered in the auditorium at J.H.S. 50, nearly 300 parents, students, teachers and advocates literally took sides in the debate over whether to co-locate a new Success Academy charter school there. Those who sported vibrant orange Success Academy spirit wear were on one side of the room, with a larger group brandishing red stop signs with the words, “No to charter schools” sitting on the opposite side.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Eva Moskowitz and her Success Academy charter schools are in the news on Thursday, again as the target of a lawsuit to try to stop her from establishing a new school, this time in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Eva S. Moskowitz's Success Academy Network of charter schools will be moving into two locations in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, despite resistance to co-locating the Cobble Hill school with three existing schools in a Baltic Street building. The crowd was large and rowdy, and Twitter posts were flying, but the Panel for Educational Policy voted in favor of the proposal, as expected.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Panel for Educational Policy will meet Wednesday evening in Queens to discuss, among other things, the proposal by the Success Academy charters to expand in Brooklyn. The teachers' union is providing buses for parents.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Objections from the public continue over the Education Department's decision to move Wednesday night's Panel for Educational Policy meeting to Queens from Manhattan, with critics saying it is an attempt to stifle criticism of the planned expansion of a charter school network.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A hearing on the city's plan to open a charter school in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, lasted nearly five hours, as parents and teachers argued over whether the charter would be a boon for the neighborhood or would harm existing schools.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
As the Department of Education moves to bring a charter school to Brooklyn's Cobble Hill neighborhood, a state assemblywoman and a former city schools official are backing a different school proposal that would compete with the charter school for space.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Eva S. Moskowitz is deep into another battle, this time in Brooklyn where she is trying to start one of her Success Academy charter schools in Cobble Hill. Some of the people at Public School 261 Philip Livingston in Brooklyn are planning an event in protest.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Eva Moskowitz, the former city councilwoman who runs a network of charters in New York City, is gearing up to expand into middle-class enclaves by opening a school in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, next fall. The city will begin selling the idea to the neighborhood next week, solidifying its push to turn charter schools into viable options for middle-class families whose neighborhood schools are too crowded or too weak to be attractive.