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Declining Enrollment Causes Three Schools to Merge

At the beginning of September, Salve Regina Catholic Academy (nursery-8) opened its doors, a brand new Catholic school in East New York that formed from the merger of three struggling schools—St. Rita’s and St. Michael’s in East New York and St. Sylvester’s in City Line. Boasting more than 730 students, it is now the largest […]

Teacher Layoffs Through Time

By Aliza Moorji Teacher layoffs are nothing new; schools have always been a target for budget cuts. The city’s schools are now in the heat of yet another proposed round of cuts that may mean the loss of 4,675 teachers across the city—1,000 in Brooklyn alone. The Ink takes you back 40 years to take […]

City’s School Librarians on Borrowed Time

By Alex Alper “The Skin I’m In” is a popular young adult fiction book with Middle Schoolers at the Urban Assembly School for Urban Environment in Brooklyn, New York. But when they want to read it, they must borrow it from a classmate, or a teacher’s classroom shelf. The Middle School has no library, nor […]

After school program aids working parents

Sherry Rodriguez is a single working mother of two boys, ages 7 and 9, who attend the Out of-School-Time (OST) afterschool program at P.S 282 Park Slope School. The OST programs provide students in neighborhoods across the city with a variety of academic, artistic and recreational activities free of charge.

Park Slope, Ft. Greene School Programs Are Cut

After-school programs at PS 295 and PS 282 in Park Slope, along with the summer program at IS 113 in Fort Greene are being eliminated by the Department of Youth and Development as part of budget cuts across the city. A spokesman told the Brooklyn Paper that the programs are being continued only in the […]

Brooklyn principal under investigation

Yolanda Ramirez, principal of PS 38, is being investigated after reports that she threatened teachers who gave her poor reviews on an Education Department survey. Nearly 60% of teachers at the Pacific Street school said they don’t trust Ramirez, resulting in her berating staff for 40 minutes.