Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

Bay Ridge parents applaud return of cursive writing

Taking a page out of the past when school children spent hours perfecting their handwriting in classrooms, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is giving principals the option of bringing back cursive writing instruction. … Full Article

Snow day! NYC public schools & CUNY colleges closed on Thursday

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina made an early call on Wednesday and declared that all NYC public schools would be closed on Thursday due to the predicted severe snowstorm dubbed Niko. … Full Article

BP Adams, Sen. Squadron advocate for early childhood investment

On Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and state Sen. … Full Article

Adelphi lets kids wear pajamas to school for Spirit Day

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s popular Spirit Day program, in which students and teachers are allowed to come to school once a month dressed as Disney characters and superheroes, or in ugly sweaters and pajamas, is continuing this year. … Full Article

Visitation Academy to hold Open House

Unlike public schools, which always have a steady flow of new students entering the system, private and parochial schools must constantly work to entice parents to enroll their children in their educational institutions. On Feb. … Full Article

P.S. 102 celebrates Chinese New Year

P.S. 102 - The Bayview School at 211 72nd Street in Bay Ridge celebrated Chinese New Year last Thursday with a lion dance, a celebration that is intended to bring good luck, good fortune and prosperity to everyone. … Full Article

St. Anselm Academy gears up for Catholic Schools Week

Cops, firefighters, military veterans and senior citizens will all be the guests of honor at various ceremonies and events at Saint Anselm Catholic Academy as the Bay Ridge institution celebrates Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 29-Feb. 4). … Full Article

Brooklyn’s P.S. 10 unveils newly installed ‘Diversity Project’

Local Brooklyn school P.S. 10 on Thursday unveiled the “Diversity Project,” a photo and text installation highlighting the diverse stories from families of P.S. 10 students. … Full Article

School Construction Authority to build addition to P.S. 97

District 21’s most overcrowded elementary school will be getting some relief, according to officials, who said the New York City (SCA) will be adding an extension to the building. … Full Article

Thousands of PCB-contaminated lighting fixtures finally out of NYC schools

Here’s some good news for the city’s children: A multi-year effort to replace crumbling lighting fixtures containing toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in hundreds of public schools — many in Brooklyn — has been almost 100 percent accomplished. … Full Article

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