Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

St. Patrick Academy students present junior version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Bay Ridge
Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge isn’t a place where you’ll find wild beasts. But for one weekend, a beast in the school brought out the romantic in everyone. … Full Article

Parents to demonstrate against state education budget

Bensonhurst
Parents from southwest Brooklyn are planning to take part in a citywide march on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office Thursday to protest the state education budget. … Full Article

Teachers at Park Slope’s P.S. 321 protest ‘horrendous’ Common Core English tests

Park Slope
Teachers and parents marched outside a Park Slope elementary school Friday morning to protest what they call a “horrendous” English Language Arts (ELA) exam given to third, fourth and fifth-graders over three days last week. … Full Article

Colton calls on parents to be pre-k ‘watchdogs’

Gravesend
The state’s ambitious, $300 million universal pre-kindergarten program needs more than money to make it work, according to one Brooklyn lawmaker. … Full Article

NYC to launch pre-k registration campaign

New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio is unveiling an ad campaign aimed at getting New York City parents to register their children for pre-kindergarten. De Blasio appeared at a Chinatown pre-k program Thursday to tout the campaign. … Full Article

Report: New York schools are the most racially segregated in the country

New York City
New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report released Wednesday. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYC is ready for pre-k program

New York City
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is touting his administration's readiness to implement universal pre-kindergarten this fall. The mayor announced Tuesday that the expected pool of those applying to become pre-kindergarten teachers in September should top 8,000. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYC must attract, retain good teachers

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he'll make it a "personal crusade" to attract and retain good teachers. De Blasio said Monday on public radio station WNYC that it will be a central goal of his administration. … Full Article

Bill de Blasio softens tone on charter schools

New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio has softened his stance on the controversial charter school issue. The mayor on Sunday admitted "not measuring up when it came to explaining" his message. … Full Article

Pre-K funding fight causes break in NY budget talks

New York City
ALBANY— The Legislature's top Republican hastily left budget negotiations Friday complaining that there has been too much emphasis on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio when it comes to prekindergarten funding. … Full Article
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