Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

Brooklyn Public Library brings drag queens, kids together for story hour

It takes a certain something to be a good storyteller: enthusiasm, timing and a flair for the dramatic. Performers at a children's story hour at a New York City library have all that and then some — they're drag queens. … Full Article

Enrichment Program uses tennis to help kids learn

Twice a week, dozens of children enter St. Dominic Catholic Church in Bensonhurst to spend a few hours. But they’re not coming to the church for religious instruction. … Full Article

Haiti Cultural Exchange presents storytelling and song

On Wednesday, Flatlands Library, at 2065 Flatbush Ave., presented a program featuring performers from the Haiti Cultural Exchange, a nonprofit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people. … Full Article

Gloria Steinem is inaugural speaker at Senesh School series

Gloria Steinem is coming to Brooklyn. The feminist icon will be the inaugural speaker for the new Michael H. Steinhardt Speaker Series at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Carroll Gardens on March 27. … Full Article

Borough presidents want NYC to provide bottled water, other measures at schools testing high for lead

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the city’s other borough presidents in a letter to NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, urging the Department of Education (DOE) to take “immediate action” regarding elevated levels of lead in the drinking water at some New York City public schools. … Full Article

Bay Ridge parents applaud return of cursive writing

Taking a page out of the past when school children spent hours perfecting their handwriting in classrooms, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is giving principals the option of bringing back cursive writing instruction. … Full Article

Snow day! NYC public schools & CUNY colleges closed on Thursday

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina made an early call on Wednesday and declared that all NYC public schools would be closed on Thursday due to the predicted severe snowstorm dubbed Niko. … Full Article

BP Adams, Sen. Squadron advocate for early childhood investment

On Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and state Sen. … Full Article

Adelphi lets kids wear pajamas to school for Spirit Day

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s popular Spirit Day program, in which students and teachers are allowed to come to school once a month dressed as Disney characters and superheroes, or in ugly sweaters and pajamas, is continuing this year. … Full Article

Visitation Academy to hold Open House

Unlike public schools, which always have a steady flow of new students entering the system, private and parochial schools must constantly work to entice parents to enroll their children in their educational institutions. On Feb. … Full Article

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