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Pre-K and Elementary

A Bay Ridge school board is siding with parents who are demanding that the de Blasio administration offer more half-day pre-kindergarten classes for their children. … Full Article

In the battle for robot domination, life lessons learned

Alydia Wells, a member of the Bedford-Stuyvesant robotics team Robo-Rebels, sponsored by DIVAS for Social Justice, says she learned something important while competing at the FIRST Robotics Competition. … Full Article

NYC officials intensify push for Lunar New Year school holiday

New York City officials and members of the Asian-American community rallied on the steps of City Hall on Friday to urge the city to designate the Lunar New Year as an official school holiday. … Full Article

NYC parents, teachers rally against Cuomo’s public school agenda

Parents, students and teachers from roughly a hundred NYC public schools held hands and formed human chains around their schools to “protect them” from what they call Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attempt to “defund, dismantle and privatize our public schools.” … Full Article

Student essay contest to focus on bullying

State Sen. Marty Golden sponsors an essay contest for students in his senate district every year but he decided that a change of pace was needed this time around. … Full Article

Investors Bank foundation donates $150,000 to charter school

A Brooklyn charter school specializing in Greek studies has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the charitable arm of a bank. … Full Article

Thousands of kids rally in Albany for more charter schools

Roughly 9,000 kids from across the state got a day off from school on Wednesday, as they traveled to Albany to rally for charter schools. … Full Article

NYC schools to close on two Muslim holidays

For the first time, New York City public schools will close during two Muslim holidays. … Full Article

A ‘green sweep’ for Cobble Hill’s P.S. 29

State Sen. Daniel Squadron presented a New York State Proclamation to P.S. 29 John M. Harrigan School at their “Green Awards Celebration” Friday morning in Cobble Hill. The senator's proclamation recognizes P.S. … Full Article

At one Bay Ridge school, respect comes in many different colors

Students at P.S.127 recently spent a week wearing a rainbow of colors to school – a special color for each day – to symbolize their sense of brotherhood. … Full Article

Science Fair brings out creative side in kids

The Science Fair at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy was postponed twice due to snowstorms. So when the fair finally took place on Feb. 5, the students were ready! … Full Article


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