Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

A Bay Ridge school board is siding with parents who are demanding that the de Blasio administration offer more half-day pre-kindergarten classes for their children. … Full Article

Chancellor Fariña announces new NYC school data tracking tools

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced the release of two new interactive data tools that will allow schools to more easily measure student progress, the city’s Department of Education (DOE) said on Wednesday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge school board backs parent demands for more half-day pre-K

A Bay Ridge school board is siding with parents who are demanding that the de Blasio administration offer more half-day pre-kindergarten classes for their children. … Full Article

St. Patrick Drama Club’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’ shows audience ‘A Whole New World’

Members of the St. Patrick Drama Club performed “Aladdin Jr.,” a musical inspired by the animated Disney movie “Aladdin,” to sold-out crowds inside St. Patrick Catholic Academy’s Aldo Bruschi Auditorium during its recent run. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s P.S. 102 boasts high number of male volunteers

Fathers are becoming more and more involved in the education of their children, according to a nonprofit group that works to get families and community leaders to take an active interest in New York City public schools. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Prep’s Tiger Trot raises $117,000

Running along Shore Road with the sun shining down on you, the wind at your back, and the warm breeze from New York Harbor greeting you…what could be better? … Full Article

Mismatch Day gives kids chance to make creative clothing choices

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Annual Mismatch Day event on April 17 created a lively atmosphere that helped to boost school spirit while encouraging creativity and acceptance. … Full Article

Taste of the Ridge offers culinary delights

Eireann Fogarty was munching on hot wings from The Kettle Black on Sunday afternoon, but she wasn’t actually in The Kettle Black while she was enjoying the food. She was standing, plate in hand, in the auditorium of Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

When OEM employees take their kids to work, there are horses

Children of employees at the city’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) had quite the treat on Thursday for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. … Full Article

Thousands skip NY tests, raising questions about evaluations

Some New York school districts are reporting that 60 to 70 percent of students did not take this week's mandated English tests, raising questions about how the growing "opt-out" movement may affect federal funds as well as teacher evaluations that are supposed to be pe … Full Article

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