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77th Precinct Community Council meeting

Start Date: 
January 9, 2012 - 7:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Social services
Sponsored By: 
77th Precinct Community Council
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Ave. (Park Place and Prospect Place)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

The next 77th Precinct Community Council meeting will take place at 7:30 PM on Monday, January 9 at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Precinct Council meetings enable community members to raise issues and voice concerns about crime and quality of life problems in their neighborhoods to the commanding officer of their local police precinct. You’ll also find out more about police activities in and around your area.

Open to: 
General public

P.S. 9 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Start Date: 
November 9, 2011 - 9:30am
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
P.S. 9
Location: 
P.S. 9 playground
80 Underhill Avenue (entrance to playground on St. Mark’s Place and Underhill)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

On Wednesday, November 9 at 9:30 am, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at P.S. 9 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn to celebrate the opening of the school’s new playground. What was once a bleak asphalt lot with only a basketball court and small playgym is now completely refurbished playground with a handful of active and stimulating playspaces.  There will also be student performances and comments from school officials and representatives from Out2Play, the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and Brooklyn Nets Community Alliance.

Open to: 
General public

City DOE issues revised plan to co-locate charter at P.S. 9

Posted: April 19, 2011 - 8:59am

After its previous decision to co-locate Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School at Prospect Heights' P.S. 9 was overturned by the New York State Commissioner of Education David Steiner, the City's Department of Education has issued a revised plan it says addresses the issues raised by Commissioner Steiner.

The new plan, which parents and local elected officials have vowed to oppose, will be voted on by the DOE's Panel for Education Policy on May 18.

State Education Commissioner overturns DOE decision to co-locate charter school with P.S. 9

Posted: April 1, 2011 - 9:39am

A group of parent advocates in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, has won an appeal to the New York State Commissioner of Education David M. Steiner requesting annulment of the vote by the Panel on Educational Policy (PEP) that would co-locate Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School with P.S. 9 and M.S. 571 in building K009 at 80 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, beginning in fall of 2011.

DOE panel votes to close M.S. 571, replace with charter school

Posted: February 4, 2011 - 11:00am

At a meeting Thursday evening that stretched into early Friday morning, the Department of Education Panel on Education Policy voted to close M.S. 571, located at 80 Underhill Avenue in the P.S. 9 building. The PEP further voted to co-locate the Brooklyn East Collegiate charter school in the P.S. 9 building. Brooklyn East Collegiate currently serves the East New York neighborhood.
 

Rally against proposed school closures and co-locations

Start Date: 
January 29, 2011 - 1:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Council Member Letitia James
Location: 
Duryea Presbyterian Church
362 Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Phone: (718)783-2451
Description: 

Last Month, the NYC Department of Education released the Educational Impact Statement proposing the phase-out of M.S. 571 - The Bergen Upper School, and a re-siting and co-location of Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School in the 13K009 building. The DOE claims M.S. 571 “lacks the capacity to turn around” and there’s a need of high-quality options in school district 13. Much like P.S. 316 and M.S. 353, the DOE is not allowing the possible expansion and growth of P.S. 9.

Join parents, students and public officials who are demanding local schools be given a chance to succeed and grow!

Open to: 
General public