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Rain Intercedes as Parents Protest Asbestos Removal at Cobble Hill School

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.”

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In Cobble Hill, Continued Resistance to New Charters

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.

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Huge Turnout Over New Williamsburg Charter School

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.

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Cobble Hill Parents Sue to Block Success Academy 3

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.

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Thumbs Up for Success Academy's Move Into Brownstone 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.

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Vote Set on Cobble Hill Charter School

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.

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More Objections to Move of Policy Panel Meeting

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.

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Crowding Concerns Raised Over Cobble Hill Charter School

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.

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Competition for Cobble Hill School Site

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.

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Success Academy Charter Battle, Take Two

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.

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Success Charter Is Planning a School for Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

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.

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