Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

While the city Department of Education has made progress in eliminating lead in school drinking fountains and faucets, more than 1,100 such fixtures still have lead levels greater than the 15 ppb t … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library tells kids, ‘read a book on vacation!’

Summer vacation is starting in two weeks for the city’s public school students, but kids should still read books even though there’s no homework involved, according to officials at the Brooklyn Public Library. … Full Article

P.S. 204 names auditorium for former school board member

A beloved Bensonhurst icon returned to the elementary school she graduated from 80 years ago and received a surprise that shocked her, delighted her and moved her to tears. School officials announced that they were naming the auditorium after her. … Full Article

BP Adams: NYC should pay for safety agents at all schools

While most schools in New York City receive taxpayer dollars to hire safety agents, some still do not. On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said that has got to change. … Full Article

Brooklyn Yeshiva leaders demand school zone speed cameras

Rabbi Berel Hecht can barely bring himself to watch the students at his yeshiva, Bnos Yerushalayim D'Chasidei Belz, cross the street to get to school. Drivers whipping around the corner of 15th Avenue and Dahill Road consistently endanger kids in the crosswalk. … Full Article

St. Anselm Academy students nurture their gardens

Fourth graders at Saint Anselm Catholic Academy are learning important lessons about drought-stricken regions of the world by working with their hands. … Full Article

Students share ideas on how to stop littering

Twenty-one students from Southeast Brooklyn elementary schools will get the chance to offer their ideas on how to reduce litter on city sidewalks when they present essays they have written for a contest sponsored by a local lawmaker. … Full Article

Prospective new hotel across from P.S. 104 in Bay Ridge stirs controversy

Concerned residents and politicians from both sides of the aisle joined forces in a spirited rally on Friday in opposition to a prospective new hotel to be built across from P.S. 104 at 92nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Homeless students falling through the cracks at NYC schools, Comptroller’s report says

According to an audit released by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer on Thursday, thousands of homeless students may be falling through the cracks at public schools. … Full Article

Success Academy kids compete in chess tournament

Students who attend Success Academy Charter Schools learn all about queens, knights and bishops along with their ABC’s. … Full Article

Adelphi Academy embraces pajama day during school's Spirit Week

If you walked into Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn on a recent school day and saw students sitting at their desks dressed in their pajamas, you might have been tempted to do a double take. … Full Article

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