Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

De Blasio, Pelosi visit Brooklyn school to tout Universal pre-K

House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited Brooklyn on Wednesday to showcase a pre-K program at P.S. 123 in Bushwick with U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. … Full Article

Gentile reads aloud to pre-k children

Councilmember Vincent Gentile met some of his youngest constituents — 4-year-olds — when he visited a pre-K program in Bensonhurst on April 1. … Full Article

St. Patrick students make their own Easter hats

Hats off to creativity! Students at St. Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge celebrated Easter by making their own bonnets and participating in an Easter Hat Parade in the school auditorium. … Full Article

Visitation students get close-up view of government in action

Sixth-graders from a Bay Ridge Catholic school were treated like VIPs in the state Capitol when they paid a visit to their local lawmaker. … Full Article

Music mogul Diddy has a new job: Charter school founder

He’s been a rapper, actor, singer, entrepreneur, record producer and clothing designer. Now Sean "Diddy" Combs has taken on a new job as the founder of a charter school in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. … Full Article

Students offer advice on how to keep sidewalks clean

Three girls from Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, who combined civic-mindedness with their writing talents and came up with bold ideas on how to keep streets and sidewalks clean, were named the big winners of an anti-littering essay contest sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden. … Full Article

Reddit co-founder Ohanian joins ‘philanthropic flashmob’ to fund Brooklyn classrooms

The classroom needs of every teacher in Fort Greene and nearby neighborhoods who posted a request on the website were funded on Thursday by Alexis Ohanian, Brooklyn resident and co-founder of the popular website Reddit. … Full Article

Schools mark birthday of magical Dr. Seuss

No one ate green eggs and ham for breakfast, but lucky students in two Southwest Brooklyn schools got the chance to enjoy the work of the famous Dr. Seuss, thanks to their teachers and some special guests. … Full Article

Pajama Day keeps kids awake at Adelphi Academy

Students and teachers at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn didn’t just roll out of bed and head to class on a recent Friday, but it sure seemed that way! The entire school dressed in pajamas to show their school spirit for Adelphi Academy's annual Pajama Day. … Full Article

Young scientists create excitement at St. Patrick fair

Young scientists created bold experiments and shared their findings with their classmates, parents, teachers and a panel of judges during a science fair held at St. Patrick Catholic Academy. … Full Article


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