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Motorists driving up Van Sicklen Street in Gravesend will have to slow down when they get to P.S. 95 or risk hitting a speed bump and getting a big jolt. … Full Article

Mismatch Day gives kids chance to make creative clothing choices

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Annual Mismatch Day event on April 17 created a lively atmosphere that helped to boost school spirit while encouraging creativity and acceptance. … Full Article

Taste of the Ridge offers culinary delights

Eireann Fogarty was munching on hot wings from The Kettle Black on Sunday afternoon, but she wasn’t actually in The Kettle Black while she was enjoying the food. She was standing, plate in hand, in the auditorium of Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

When OEM employees take their kids to work, there are horses

Children of employees at the city’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) had quite the treat on Thursday for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. … Full Article

Thousands skip NY tests, raising questions about evaluations

Some New York school districts are reporting that 60 to 70 percent of students did not take this week's mandated English tests, raising questions about how the growing "opt-out" movement may affect federal funds as well as teacher evaluations that are supposed to be pe … Full Article

NYC kindergarten waitlists drop – but not for Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8

The number of New York City schools with kindergarten waitlists dropped by nearly 25 percent this year, according to the city’s Department of Education (DOE). But that offers scant comfort to the 50 families whose young children have been put on a waitlist for P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brown & Gold Day fosters pride at Adelphi Academy

The halls of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn were a sea of brown and gold on a recent Friday, as students and teachers at the Bay Ridge private school came to class dressed in the academy’s official colors in a unified display of school spirit. … Full Article

Bay Ridge mom starts petition for half-day pre-k classes

The city’s universal pre-kindergarten program isn’t universally loved. … Full Article

Kids custom make their own Easter bonnets

Students and teachers at St. Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge got a jump on Easter Sunday by participating in the annual Easter Hat Parade in the school auditorium on March 31. Everyone could take part in the parade, as long as they were wearing a custom-made hat! … Full Article

P.S. 8 robotics teams: More than STEM

“It was a good day” at the recent FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, said P.S. 8 robotics coach Brandie Hayes. … Full Article

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