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A Brooklyn First: Excellence Girls Charter School Named a National Blue Ribbon School

Every year the U.S. Department of Education awards “blue ribbons” to the nation’s top schools that demonstrate extraordinary success in achieving high standards and making notable strides in closing the achievement gap. Yesterday Education Secretary John King announced that one of those schools was Excellence Girls Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the first charter school in… Continue reading A Brooklyn First: Excellence Girls Charter School Named a National Blue Ribbon School

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Dear Vivett: “Schools Never Monitored Children Like Me Anyway”

Thank you to all New York School Talk readers who have responded so enthusiastically to my post yesterday. In that post I quoted a section of a letter from my husband John. Below is the complete letter. One explanatory note: towards the end of the letter, John refers to me as “Belle,” which is his… Continue reading Dear Vivett: “Schools Never Monitored Children Like Me Anyway”