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Interested in Serving on Your Community Education Council? Info Session Jan. 31

An information session is coming up for anyone interested in running for a seat on the city's community education councils. It's being sponsored by Community Education District 1. This year, all parents from Pre-K to 8th grade are eligible to...

Success Academy Hearing Jan. 8; Petition Against School Nears 2,000 Signatures

In the past couple of months, local education activists have been leading a campaign against a plan from Success Academy to open a new charter school on the Lower East Side. An online petition has been signed by about...

It Takes a Community: New Mural Brightens Play Yard

The following story was written by Viviane Eng, The Lo-Down's Summer 2014 intern: By the time July rolls around, most schools are already deep into their season of long-awaited rest.  The recess sounds of bouncy balls and high-pitched conversation have...

Community Activists Help Create Vision For a New Lower East Side School

This past weekend, parents, teachers and local activists gathered at the Girl's Club on Avenue D for a day-long "Community Engagement Lab."  Sponsored by Community Education Council 1 in partnership with NYCpublic, the event was designed to help create...

Shuang Wen, P.S. 20 Outline New Dual Language Programs

Last week, two Lower East Side Schools went before District 1's Community Education Council to present their plans for implementing "dual language programs." During the meeting, the Shuang Wen School (P.S. 184) and the Anna Silver School (PS. 20)...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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