Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

De Blasio touts pre-K enrollment of more than 53,000

The city has successfully enrolled 53,230 children in high-quality, full-day pre-Kindergarten classes this fall, Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed in an announcement Wednesday afternoon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights parents demand something be done about overcrowding at P.S. 8

There was a time when P.S. 8, Brooklyn Heights’ only elementary school, was unloved and undersubscribed. … Full Article

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society honored as a Robin Hood Hero

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Kindergarten Society (BKS) was named one of the 2014 Heroes by the Robin Hood Foundation at a breakfast ceremony in Manhattan.  Marian Wright Edelman presented BKS with $50,000 for their tireless work to improve the lives of … Full Article

Brooklyn student named to Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

A Brooklyn student is on her way to becoming a cub reporter for a national news service that has millions of readers. … Full Article

‘Frozen’ songwriters warm up Poly Prep’s fundraising

Poly Prep Country Day School is bringing in some Oscar-style star power to help raise funds for its educational diversity program. … Full Article

De Blasio unveils plan for NYC's troubled schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his plan to help some of New York City's struggling public schools on Monday, pledging to lengthen school days, conduct more training for teachers and create more parental involvement. … Full Article

Halloween happiness at Brooklyn’s P.S. 127

There was magic in the air at P.S. 127 on Friday morning. For one thing, Principal Agatha Alicandro had turned into a lady bug. Assistant Principal Kerry Izzo Quaglione was a kitten. … Full Article

Farina replaces 15 of the 42 NYC school superintendents

New York City's schools chancellor has moved to revamp the system, with Chancellor Carmen Farina replacing 15 of 42 school superintendents. The superintendents will report directly to her. They started their jobs Tuesday, according to the Daily News.
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SUNY approves 17 new charter schools in NYC, mostly Success Academies

The SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee on Wednesday approved resolutions to establish 17 new charter schools in New York City — 14 by Success Academy Charter Schools and three by Achievement First Bushwick. Many of the schools will be located in Brooklyn. … Full Article

St. Patrick students walk in memory of academy's maintenance coordinator

It isn’t just the teachers who influence students at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy. The students dedicated this year’s annual school walk-a-thon, which took place on Oct. 2, to the memory of Thomas J. … Full Article
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