At a struggling Brooklyn school, having more hands on deck is helping boost student literacy Brooklyn Reader February 23, 2016 February 23, 2016, 9:33 pm Students work on their reading and writing skills at East Flatbush Community Research School. Every afternoon at a struggling middle school in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, sixth- and seventh-graders spend an extra hour at school improving their reading skills. But they can’t hide in the back of a classroom. Instead, the […] Click here to view original web page at ny.chalkbeat.org Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.