Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

As nearby protesters chanted, Eva Moskowitz, CEO of the Success Academy charter school network, announced on Thursday that she would not be running for mayor of New York City in 2017. … Full Article

Environmental Education Center opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

William Sparky, age 3, held a shell to his ear and heard the sea. Other children explored a touch tank filled with fish from the Hudson and pulled out drawers to touch the exhibits in the Discovery Station. Still others snuggled with their parents and caregivers for a good read about nature. … Full Article

Brooklyn Friends School opens new high school facility in MetroTech

Three hundred people representing Brooklyn Friends School’s (BFS) past, present and future celebrated the opening of the school’s new, 40,000-square-foot facility for the 9th through 12th grade Upper School at 116 Lawrence St. in Downtown Brooklyn on Sept. 8. … Full Article

School year begins for 1 million NYC kids

It was back to school for more than one million kids attending New York City public schools Wednesday morning, including more than 65,000 children entering pre-K as a result of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pre-K initiative. … Full Article

Draft plan for Brooklyn's P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 rezoning revealed

At last evening’s meeting of CEC13 Brooklyn, planners Greg Whitten and Jonathan Geis from the Dept. of Education (DOE) revealed a map (see photo) of a proposed change to the zone boundaries for P.S. 8 and for neighboring P.S. 307. The area shaded blue on the map is the present P.S. … Full Article

Religion Vs Education: City probes Orthodox schools, 38 in Brooklyn

The story that Yeshivas serving New York's Hasidic communities – including 38 in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods -- provide scant secular education to their students has hit a nerve with readers across the Internet. … Full Article

Howe's Brooklyn: How to save public education

This concept could easily be called "A Modest Proposal" because it might be just as outrageous to some as Jonathan Swift's bitter, biting essay about the Irish famine. But having heard some of these ideas about education, I want to pass them along to our readers. … Full Article

DOE to rezone overcrowded P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

Because of overcrowding that threatens to get worse, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) plans to redraw the zoning map for P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. … Full Article

Teaching kids how to save, one penny at a time

“A penny saved is a penny earned,” as the old saying goes. Louis Peters agrees with that theory wholeheartedly. … Full Article

NYC to probe secular education at Jewish schools, 38 in Brooklyn

There was no science, no geography and no math past multiplication at the ultra-Orthodox Jewish school Chaim Weber attended. And the only reason he ever heard of the American Revolution was when a seventh-grade teacher introduced it as "story time." … Full Article

NYC: Pre-K health violations have been cleared up

New York City officials assured parents on Thursday that community-based pre-K classrooms are healthy and safe. … Full Article


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