Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be hosting his 5th Annual special education forum and is inviting educators and parents of students of School District 20, 21 and 22, to attend on Friday, March 11, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Regina Pacis Center located at 1258 65th Street in Brooklyn.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Selznick, author of The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement announcing that the New York City Department of Education has approved the ASD Nest Program for placement at Intermediate School 278, the Marine Park Junior High School, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year:
“The New York City Department of Education should be commended for working with the school, and listening to the community and the parents, and granting their wish to see Intermediate School 278 designated as an ASD Nest Program site. For the past couple of years, I have strongly encouraged the Department of Education to increase their capability to serve higher functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder students by adding a program at this school.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), hosted his 9th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest ceremony last week at Public School 204 in Brooklyn and is announcing that Samantha Najjar of the 7th Grade at St. Anselm's Roman Catholic School was the winner. Sophia Cappellini of the 8th Grade at Visitation Academy was the second place winner and Viktoria Guzak of the 8th Grade Intermediate School 259, William McKinley Junior High School, was the third place winner.
Annual Late Summer Registration Effort for New or Re-entering Students Runs
August 31 - September 16
The New York City Department of Education today announced that it will open 12 Student Registration Centers on Wednesday, August 31, to enroll new students for the opening of school. Procedures vary across the following categories of students:
All new high school students or those re-entering the system after an absence—both general education and special education— should register at a Student Registration Center in their borough of residence.
Brooklyn - Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined Fort Hamilton High School Principal Jo Ann Chester today for a ribbon cutting for the school's new science lab. They were joined by Assistant Principal of Organization Barbara Vellucci and Assistant Principal of Science, John Christakos.
Senator Golden allocated a grant of $250,000 towards to renovate the labs which were opened today just in time for the start of the 2011-2012 school year.
The kindergarten admissions process is school-based, but there is a standard timeline for all schools and there are citywide guidelines for eligibility and admissions priorities. Families must submit an application for kindergarten admission, even if they are applying to their zoned school. Important dates in the kindergarten admissions process for the 2012–2013 school year can be found on our Calendar and Events page:
January 9 – March 2, 2012: Kindergarten admissions period.
March 19 – March 23, 2012: Assignment notification period.
March 26 – April 20, 2012: Pre-registration period.
Brooklyn – Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) sent a letter to School’s Chancellor Dennis Walcott on the ongoing issue of PS 331/IS 30, specifically addressing the issues of the proposed and then abandoned school laboratory and the inclusion of the current student body of IS 30 in the new location.
Senator Golden, calling on cooperation and compromise with the community and the Department of Education, stated “Our middle school students deserve the best, and by moving them from their current location (a former apartment building) and into a brand new facility, we can accomplish this.”
Join the District 21 Community Education Council for a Town Hall Meeting with Chancellor Dennis Walcott January 11, 2012 6:00 PM P.S. 216 Arturo Toscanini, 350 Avenue X Brooklyn, NY 11223 The Chancellor will discuss student achievement, school finances, and our City’s educational goals and priorities. There will be an opportunity for questions from the public. Interpretation services will be available.