Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

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 observati … Full Article

Jr. Explorers set up mini-museums at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Kids attending the Jr. Explorers Club, a traveling camp, created mini-museums and shared them with passersby at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Fair a big hit at P.S. 24

Children in Sunset Park were introduced to the wonderful world of books, thanks to the Brooklyn Book Festival, which hosted a celebration of literature at P.S. 24 complete with readings, play acting, lessons in how to create a comic book and other fun-filled activities. … Full Article

With failure of Albany to extend mayoral control of schools, school boards may come back to NYC

With the failure of the state Legislature Wednesday night to approve the extension of mayoral control of the New York City school system by the end of its formal session, the city could return to the old Board of Education system, with 32 different community school boards. … Full Article

BPs Adams, Diaz: Brooklyn and Bronx kids deserve equal access to Gifted & Talented school programs

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released a joint report on Wednesday outlining their proposals to make admission to the city’s Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs and specialized high schools more equitable.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Fair to host literary celebration at P.S. 24

Children will get the chance to meet some of their favorite authors and take part in fun-filled activities like yoga and origami making at a special all-day event in Sunset Park. … Full Article

Dance festival offers sweet treats at P.S. 127

The kids at Bay Ridge’s P.S. 127 sure have a lot of sweet moves on the dance floor! There were several stars at the school’s 21st Annual Dance Festival, which took place on June 16.  … Full Article

McKinley students showcase their writing during ‘Poetry in the Park’

On Sunday, June 11, sixth, seventh and eighth grade William McKinley I.S. 259 students, in collaboration with the Narrows Botanical Garden (NBG) in Bay Ridge, presented “Poetry in the Park,” a daylong showcase of the students’ art and literary works. … Full Article

Menchaca announces new Sunset Park school

On Thursday, City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) announced the site of a new elementary school to be built in Sunset Park, to help alleviate overcrowding in schools. This is Menchaca’s fourth new school development project in his district in the past four years.  … Full Article

P.S. 102 is going to the dogs

It’s time for pupils and pooches at P.S. 102 in Bay Ridge! Members of NYPD’s K-9 Unit visited the school on Friday morning with their specially trained police dogs to talk to students about how man’s best friend helps them in the important work they do. … Full Article

Hundreds of kids enjoy day off from school at McGolrick Park

Hundreds of little kids ran around, climbed trees, danced and waited in line to be painted up like an animal or character of their choosing in the middle of the day on Thursday in McGolrick Park in Greenpoint. … Full Article

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