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12-20-2011, 10:24 AM
From Brooklyn Paper (http://brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/51/dtg_ps8expansion_2011_12_23_bk.html) by Kate Briquelet:

Brooklyn Heights’ much-loved PS 8 will expand to include a middle school under a new city proposal — bringing relief to parents who’ve rallied for a neighborhood option for years.

Under the plan, leaders of the Hicks Street school would retain their K-5 program, but also set up a middle school next year inside Downtown’s George Westinghouse HS several blocks away on Johnson Street. The middle school would open next year and accommodate 280 students by 2014.

“The expansion solidifies PS 8 as a whole, because the big question for parents was always, ‘Where do the kids go next?’ ” said PS 8 principal Seth Phillips, whose school has become so popular that it not only had to eliminate the original sixth through eighth grades in 2004, and built a three-story annex just to fit all 600 elementary students.

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