Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

A Brownsville high school teacher was nominated for the Hometown Hero Award for giving his students the chance to experience cultures and life outside of their borough. … Full Article

Child’s play: Using Shakespeare to help kids get in touch with their emotions

A theater ensemble is using the works of the Great Bard to help kids get in touch with their feelings. … Full Article

P.S. 127 dresses up to raise money for March of Dimes

Kids and teachers alike arrived for classes at Bay Ridge’s P.S. 127 on a recent Tuesday dressed not in their usual school attire, but in costumes. … Full Article

Children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner visits Bay Ridge preschool

Bestselling and award-winning children’s musician Laurie Berkner treated the pre-K class at Bay Ridge’s Our Saviour’s Lutheran Preschool to a lively concert, which featured performances of some of her biggest hits and a reading from her new book “Pillowland.” … Full Article

Visitation Academy looks to attract new students

New students are the lifeblood of any private school, which unlike public schools, are not free and have to work to attract newcomers each year to fill its classrooms. … Full Article

Grant to bolster Greenpoint school’s STEM program

A $2,000 grant from a coalition of pharmaceutical companies will come in handy at a Greenpoint elementary school, according educators, who said the much-needed funds will be put toward enhancing the school’s budding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. … Full Article

School District 20 expands Universal Pre-k to more sites

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Universal Pre-K for All program is growing by leaps and bounds in Southwest Brooklyn, according to School District 20 officials, who opened a new site last week and are making plans to move into another location. … Full Article

St. Anselm kids let their feet do the talking

When St. Anselm Catholic Academy needed money to help fund school programs, students stepped up, literally. Dozens of students took part in a recent Walk 4 Education, a walk-a-thon designed to raise money for various school programs. … Full Article

Google Roadshow is a hit at Brooklyn’s P.S. 375

Doug Cutting, the co-founder of the software development company Apache Hadoop, was speaking at a conference for technology entrepreneurs in London four years ago when he made a momentous observation about Google. … Full Article

Aly Raisman to share her gold medal secrets

Brooklyn residents will get a chance to learn the secret to gymnast Aly Raisman’s phenomenal success when the Olympic gold medalist comes to a private school in Carroll Gardens to discuss her brilliant career later this month. … Full Article

Fariña is keynote speaker at economic education confab

A non-profit organization that works to help students understand the worlds of money and finance will welcome Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña as its keynote speaker when it holds a two-day conference at New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge this week. … Full Article

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