Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

Avonte’s Law, which mandates the placement of audible alarms in public schools to warn education officials if a student tries to leave the building, is working well, according to Councilmember Robe … Full Article

Overcrowded schools in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens subject of tonight’s meeting

A public meeting to address overcrowding at public elementary schools in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens (District 15) will take place on at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at P.S. 58, 250 Carroll St. (between Carroll and 1st Place). … Full Article

Students remember Pope’s NYC visit with mini-Francis doll

Students and teachers at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge marked the recent historic visit by Pope Francis to New York City in their own unique and fun way. … Full Article

Golfers raise funds ‘fore’ Adelphi Academy

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Annual Golf Classic gave supporters of the private school in Bay Ridge a chance to channel their inner Jordan Spieth. … Full Article

Essay topic for kids: How to stop littering

Children in Southwest Brooklyn are being asked to put on their thinking caps and come up with ideas on how to stop their fellow New Yorkers from littering. And if the kids do a good job, they’ll win pizza! … Full Article

Success Academy’s Eva Moskowitz rules out a run for mayor

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

Charter school rally in Downtown Brooklyn draws 15,000

As helicopters buzzed overhead and chartered buses lined Cadman Plaza West, roughly 15,000 chanting charter school supporters -- many from the city’s 34 Success Academy schools -- held a politically-charged rally in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday morning. … Full Article

Squadron: ‘DOE has pitted neighbor against neighbor’ in rezoning battle

At the Sept. 30 Community Education Council for District 13 (CEC 13) meeting, held at P.S. 307, Department of Education (DOE) planners presented their proposal to change the zones of P.S. 8, located in Brooklyn Heights, and P.S. … Full Article

Adelphi Academy marks 50 years in Bay Ridge

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s 153rd academic year is shaping up to be extra special, as the historic private school is also marking its 50th year in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Visitation Academy Campus Ministry to serve community

A new Campus Ministry program beginning this semester at Visitation Academy is aimed at encouraging the post-9/11 generation to recognize the importance of community service, according to Arlene Figaro, principal of the Catholic school for girls located in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Poll: New York voters say de Blasio shouldn't control NYC schools

A new poll shows New York state voters do not want Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep control of New York City public schools. The mayor's control of city schools expires this year unless state lawmakers renew it. … Full Article


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