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New elementary school to open in Bensonhurst

The Bensonhurst-Dyker Heights area, a swatch of southwest Brooklyn that large numbers of families with young children and been flocking to in recent years, is getting a new school. … Full Article

Backpacks and balloons: Back to school in Brooklyn

More than one million kids streamed through the doors of New York City public schools Thursday morning, where they were greeted by teachers and administration for the start of the new school year. … Full Article

Classes begin for thousands of Catholic school kids

The Rev. Msgr. Michael Hardiman, pastor of Saint Patrick Church in Bay Ridge, was at the auditorium door at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy Wednesday morning, ready to greet students coming to school for the first day of classes after their summer vacation. … Full Article

De Blasio says NYC ready for 50,000 pre-K kids

The roll-out of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature full-day “Pre-K for All” program is on track, the city said on Thursday, with 50,407 children signed up so far. School starts Sept 4. … Full Article

Fariña: Dozens of NYC schools to buddy up in Learning Partners Program

Dozens of New York City public schools are joining a program that partners schools that have demonstrated strength in a particular area with schools seeking to build their strength in that area. … Full Article

High stakes for de Blasio over rollout of pre-K

With the school year less than two weeks away, New York City is racing to complete an unprecedented prekindergarten expansion — and its success or failure could have major political implications for its first-year mayor, Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

Farina’s former school district in Brooklyn scores high on state tests

On this year’s Common Core-aligned state exams, one of the highest scoring school districts in Brooklyn is District 15, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina’s old stomping grounds. The district extends from Red Hook, through Cobble Hill to Park Slope. … Full Article

John Starks hits 3-pointer with Bensonhurst kids

Students at P.S. 112 in Bensonhurst are far too young to remember when John Starks was a big star with the New York Knicks in the 1990s, but they treated him like a rock star when he paid a recent visit to a day camp at the school to promote the importance of reading. … Full Article

Backpacks needed for kids from low-income families

Parents struggling to make ends meet often don’t have the money after paying the rent and the bills to indulge their children by buying a new backpack for school. … Full Article
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