Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

District 21’s most overcrowded elementary school will be getting some relief, according to officials, who said the New York City (SCA) will be adding an extension to the building. … Full Article

School Construction Authority to build addition to P.S. 97

District 21’s most overcrowded elementary school will be getting some relief, according to officials, who said the New York City (SCA) will be adding an extension to the building. … Full Article

Thousands of PCB-contaminated lighting fixtures finally out of NYC schools

Here’s some good news for the city’s children: A multi-year effort to replace crumbling lighting fixtures containing toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in hundreds of public schools — many in Brooklyn — has been almost 100 percent accomplished. … Full Article

Kindergarten application season has begun in NYC

Was your child born in 2012? If so, it’s time to apply for kindergarten. All children born in 2012 who currently live in the city are eligible to attend a public kindergarten starting next September. However, every family must submit an application to receive a placement. … Full Article

District 20 children celebrate multi-culturalism

The music, art, food and flavor of 15 different countries could all be found in one place on a recent afternoon as educators from the Pre-K for All program in School District 20 hosted a multicultural festival at its Bay 11th Street site in Bensonhurst. … Full Article

Adelphi art auction brings out reality television star

A dazzling reality television personality loaned her star power to a Bay Ridge private school to help students sell their artworks. … Full Article

St. Anselm students to send supplies, love to Haiti

When students at a Bay Ridge Catholic school heard about the path of destruction Hurricane Matthew spread across Haiti in October, they decided to do something to help the victims. … Full Article

Det. McDonald urges Bay Ridge kids to forgive

A police detective who was shot in the line of duty 30 years ago and was left a quadriplegic  came to St.Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge on Friday and delivered a powerful message of faith, hope and forgiveness to students who were riveted by his every word. … Full Article

22 Brooklyn schools awarded Walentas Family Foundation Neighborhood School Grants

The Walentas Family Foundation has announced the recipients of this year’s Neighborhood School Grants. … Full Article

Crisis Averted: Deal struck with local school bus drivers

UPDATE: Unionized school bus drivers and attendants for Jofaz Transportation and Y&M Transit reached a tentative contract agreement with the companies’ management late Monday, averting a walkout that could have sent thousand … Full Article

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