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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

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

De Blasio pushes for further test score improvement in NYC schools

New York City kids scored a bit higher this year on state math and English exams than they did last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a press conference in Brooklyn on Thursday. He was joined by Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and other officials. … Full Article

New law to alleviate school overcrowding in NYC

With a third of city elementary schools significantly overcrowded, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a bill into law that will eventually help alleviate packed classrooms. … Full Article

Need help with pre-k forms? Expert to offer help

Parents in southwest Brooklyn who are finding the process of enrolling their four-year-olds in pre-kindergarten classes to be overwhelming can breathe a sigh of relief. Help is on the way. … Full Article

Coney Island turns into a giant biology classroom for kids

The Coney Island shoreline became a giant classroom for a group of Brooklyn fourth-and fifth-graders who took part in a unique program designed to turn students into junior marine biologists. … Full Article
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