Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

Students at SEEALL Academy in Borough Park are busy rehearsing a younger version of Disney’s popular “High School Musical” franchise to present to the public this week. … Full Article

City eyes opening Bay Ridge pre-K site next to expressway

Roaring trucks and 4-year-olds aren’t a good combination, according to a Bay Ridge educational leader who is raising objections to a proposal by the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to open a pre-K center next to a Gowanus Expressway exit. … Full Article

Holy Cross volunteers take New Year’s Day plunge

Fundraising is going swimmingly at the Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School in Bay Ridge. And when we say it’s going swimmingly, we mean it literally! … Full Article

Hikind commends students’ effort on geography projects

Assemblymember Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) visited with hundreds of students and educators from the Mevakshai Hashem yeshiva in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon to view the students’ completed geography projects. … Full Article

Final vote on P.S. 8 rezoning on Tuesday

The District 13 Community Education Council (CEC) will vote on the proposed rezoning of P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights and P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill at a special calendar meeting on Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting, which is expected to be crowded, will take place at P.S. 56, 170 Gates Ave. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s CEC 13 calls for moratorium on Success Academy charter school expansion

Following accusations that Success Academy charter schools weed out challenging and low-performing students by harassing them and their parents, the District 13 Community Education Council (CEC)  … Full Article

Crazy Hat Day brings out creative side of students

Students, faculty and staff at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn arrived at school on a recent Friday dressed in the craziest headgear they could find or create, to show off their school spirit on Crazy Hat Day, an annual tradition at the private school located at 8515 Ridge Boulevard. … Full Article

PS 127 kids learn tolerance on ‘Day of Gratitude’

There’s a new dance craze at P.S. 127. Everyone is doing the “Turkey Pokey.” … Full Article

DUMBO neighborhood group slams P.S. 8, P.S. 307 rezoning plan

A community group in DUMBO says it is angry that it was not consulted before the city submitted its final proposal to rezone P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights and P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill. The city’s Department of Education (DOE) presented its final rezoning plan on Nov. 23. … Full Article

Avonte’s Law increases school safety, lawmakers say

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 Robert Cornegy, who sponsored the legislation that created the law. … Full Article

DOE to present final plan to rezone P.S. 8 and P.S. 307

The city’s Department of Education (DOE) will present its final plan for the rezoning of Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8 and Vinegar Hill’s P.S. 307 to the District 13 Community Education Council (CEC) on Monday, Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. … Full Article

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