Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

Sunset Park is slated to get five new schools during the next few years and parents are demanding to have a say in how the schools are designed and maintained, according to education advocates. … Full Article

Grant to bolster Greenpoint school’s STEM program

A $2,000 grant from a coalition of pharmaceutical companies will come in handy at a Greenpoint elementary school, according educators, who said the much-needed funds will be put toward enhancing the school’s budding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. … Full Article

School District 20 expands Universal Pre-k to more sites

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Universal Pre-K for All program is growing by leaps and bounds in Southwest Brooklyn, according to School District 20 officials, who opened a new site last week and are making plans to move into another location. … Full Article

St. Anselm kids let their feet do the talking

When St. Anselm Catholic Academy needed money to help fund school programs, students stepped up, literally. Dozens of students took part in a recent Walk 4 Education, a walk-a-thon designed to raise money for various school programs. … Full Article

Google Roadshow is a hit at Brooklyn’s P.S. 375

Doug Cutting, the co-founder of the software development company Apache Hadoop, was speaking at a conference for technology entrepreneurs in London four years ago when he made a momentous observation about Google. … Full Article

Aly Raisman to share her gold medal secrets

Brooklyn residents will get a chance to learn the secret to gymnast Aly Raisman’s phenomenal success when the Olympic gold medalist comes to a private school in Carroll Gardens to discuss her brilliant career later this month. … Full Article

Fariña is keynote speaker at economic education confab

A non-profit organization that works to help students understand the worlds of money and finance will welcome Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña as its keynote speaker when it holds a two-day conference at New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge this week. … Full Article

With light touch, Comfort Dog program enhances NYC schools

There’s nothing like a cuddle and some furry kisses during a rough day at school. … Full Article

School year kicks off with free lunch, better safety, higher scores in NYC

School for the city’s 1.1 million students kicks off today, and it looks to be a promising year. … Full Article

Five more Brooklyn schools to teach young kids computer science

Starting in September, five more elementary schools in Brooklyn will be participating in an innovative NYC computer science program where kids will be learning coding and robotics starting in kindergarten. … 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

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