Archive for March, 2012

NY1 Video/Article:  PEP OKs Five Co-Locations As Group Fights Charter School Expansion

News 12 Video: DOE approves 2 Brooklyn school mergers

Brooklyn Paper: Success’s success! City approves controversial charter’s W’burg bid

NYTimes Schoolbook Blog: Success Charter Wins Approval to Open a Williamsburg School

GothamSchools blog: Supporters, opponents clamor as PEP backs charter co-location


Thanks to Clara Waloff for the amazing photos.

Thanks to all the SCSC, especially those members who took part in the rally & press conference:  Councilmember Diana Reyna’s Office, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez’ Office, Advocates for Justice, Alliance for Quality Education, Brooklyn Legal Services,  CEC 14, Churches United, El Puente, First Spanish Presbyterian Church, Grassroots Education Movement, Lutheran Churches – Williamsburg, Occupy DOE, Williamsburg And Greenpoint Parents for Our Public Schools (PS 84, PS132), and more…

And a great many thanks to the El Puente youth and facilitators who worked with city-wide coalitions to bring the youth voice to the forefront!

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But thanks to PEP Member Patrick Sullivan (Manhattan Rep.), who fought for the community’s right to self-determination.


The welcome we received at the steps of Ft. Greene Park