Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

After 10 days of determined advocacy from parents, nurses, school administrators and elected officials, SUNY Downstate reversed its decision to close five School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) servin … Full Article

5 school health clinics in Brooklyn saved for one more year

After 10 days of determined advocacy from parents, nurses, school administrators and elected officials, SUNY Downstate reversed its decision to close five School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) serving more than 4,000 students in Brooklyn when school opens in September. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials protest state budget cuts to school health clinics

The state is poised to reduce funds for a program that helps keep disadvantaged children healthy, reduces school absenteeism — and actually saves the state money. … Full Article

Windsor steps down from District 20 Community Education Council

The summer of 2017 marks the end of an era in the world of public school education in Bay Ridge. Laurie Windsor, who served on the District 20 Community Education Council for 12 years, including nine years as its president, has left her post. … Full Article

Jr. Explorers set up mini-museums at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Kids attending the Jr. Explorers Club, a traveling camp, created mini-museums and shared them with passersby at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Fair a big hit at P.S. 24

Children in Sunset Park were introduced to the wonderful world of books, thanks to the Brooklyn Book Festival, which hosted a celebration of literature at P.S. 24 complete with readings, play acting, lessons in how to create a comic book and other fun-filled activities. … Full Article

With failure of Albany to extend mayoral control of schools, school boards may come back to NYC

With the failure of the state Legislature Wednesday night to approve the extension of mayoral control of the New York City school system by the end of its formal session, the city could return to the old Board of Education system, with 32 different community school boards. … Full Article

BPs Adams, Diaz: Brooklyn and Bronx kids deserve equal access to Gifted & Talented school programs

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released a joint report on Wednesday outlining their proposals to make admission to the city’s Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs and specialized high schools more equitable.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Fair to host literary celebration at P.S. 24

Children will get the chance to meet some of their favorite authors and take part in fun-filled activities like yoga and origami making at a special all-day event in Sunset Park. … Full Article

Dance festival offers sweet treats at P.S. 127

The kids at Bay Ridge’s P.S. 127 sure have a lot of sweet moves on the dance floor! There were several stars at the school’s 21st Annual Dance Festival, which took place on June 16.  … Full Article

McKinley students showcase their writing during ‘Poetry in the Park’

On Sunday, June 11, sixth, seventh and eighth grade William McKinley I.S. 259 students, in collaboration with the Narrows Botanical Garden (NBG) in Bay Ridge, presented “Poetry in the Park,” a daylong showcase of the students’ art and literary works. … Full Article

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