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After college admissions scandal, Park Slope mom looks to level playing field

November 19 | Meaghan McGoldrick

On the day Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and a host of other high-profile parents were charged in a $25 million college entry scandal, one Park Slope mom had an idea. As Lisa Cowan’s son, Jacob, waited to hear back from colleges he’d applied to, the third generation Brooklynite and mother of two thought about the […]

Push to integrate Brooklyn middle schools is starting to show results: new data

November 15 | Christina Veiga, Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat NY

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. A pioneering diversity plan is starting to shift racial demographics of schools in one corner of Brooklyn, according to preliminary 2019-20 enrollment data released Thursday by the Education Department. By moving to a lottery-based admission system and getting […]

Local residents gathered outside the Park Slope Library to demand the MTA bring back the B71 bus route. Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon has been fighting for its return since 2010. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Brooklynites demand return of long-shuttered Crown Heights-Red Hook bus route

November 13 | Paul Frangipane

As MTA employees in the basement of the Park Slope Library prepared for an open house on the Brooklyn bus network redesign Tuesday night, local residents rallied outside to continue a demand they’ve been shouting for years: Bring back the B71. Budget cuts for the MTA slashed the bus route that connected Red Hook to […]

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