Archive for the ‘Panel for Education Policy (PEP)’ Category

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

(Thanks to SCSC member Janine Sopp of Grassroots Education Movement)

(Thanks to SCSC Member Dennis sinneD for compiling)

Pero mañana, la lucha sigue.

If you’re up late, you can catch up on some mixed reviews from local tv news outlets:

Or you can follow several online sources who are live-blogging from the Panel for Education Policy Meeting at Brooklyn Tech tonight. 

Thanks to Janine Sopp of the Grassroots Education Movement!

Here’s to everyone being ready to OCCUPY THE DOE!

On Thursday, Feb. 9th, at 6pm, the NYC Panel for Education Policy (PEP)will vote to approve/reject proposed phaseout of PS19, the Roberto Clemente School. Join us at Brooklyn Technical High School 29 Fort Greene Place Brooklyn, NY 11217

We still need for as many community members as possible to sign the online Petition asking the DOE to stop the colocation of Success Academy Williamsburg into MS50.

BUT, you can also say so to the NYC Department of Education DIRECTLY!

The public comment period (written or oral) for the March 1st Panel for Education Policy meeting is open from now until 6pm on Weds. Feb. 29th.

EVERYONE should email and tell them WE DO NOT SUPPORT the colocation of Brooklyn Success Academy Charter School 4 (84KTBD) with Existing School J.H.S. 050 John D. Wells (14K050) in Building K050.”

You can also call Toby Shepherd of the DOE: (212) 374-0208 and tell him the same thing.

Tomorrow,  Feb. 9 (Thurs) is the Panel for Education Policy Meeting that will call for a vote to close or phaseout approximately 60 schools.  A concern for the Southside Community Schools Coalition, of course, is the future of PS 19, the Roberto Clemente School, which is slated for ‘phaseout’.  SCSC members and the community are mobilizing to attend the PEP.

But let us not forget that our District 14 Community Education Council is bound by protocol to continue with their regularly scheduled Monthly Meeting tomorrow.  We encourage those D-14 parents, PA/PTA officers, school staff and community members to attend the CEC meeting, if they cannot attend the PEP Meeting in Ft. Greene.

There’s even a special Guest for the evening:Carrie Marlin, of the DOE Office of Portfolio [they are the DOE department that brings us new schools, school phaseouts and co-locations].

WHEN: Thurs, Feb. 9, 2012

TIME: 6pm-8pm

WHERE: Juan Morel Campos School, 215 Heyward (btw. Harrison & Marcy)

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