The New American Academy (Q write-up here) is a public school with quite a few twists, most notably a highly exciting emphasis on giving heavily vetted teachers the things they need to succeed...lower teacher to student ratios (15:1), less bureaucracy, higher salaries for master teachers, and plenty of team planning time. The school has become a favorite of local families, despite its location due east, past Utica near Lincoln Terrace Park. Word trickling out is that the school is "as advertised" and as with most young schools, could use lots of financial support. Below is a flyer for its Barnes & Noble Book Fair (the Q prefers two words) on Saturday (note: the B&N on Court Street, not 7th Ave).
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.