Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

John Starks hits 3-pointer with Bensonhurst kids

Students at P.S. 112 in Bensonhurst are far too young to remember when John Starks was a big star with the New York Knicks in the 1990s, but they treated him like a rock star when he paid a recent visit to a day camp at the school to promote the importance of reading. … Full Article

Backpacks needed for kids from low-income families

Parents struggling to make ends meet often don’t have the money after paying the rent and the bills to indulge their children by buying a new backpack for school. … Full Article

De Blasio pushes for further test score improvement in NYC schools

New York City kids scored a bit higher this year on state math and English exams than they did last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a press conference in Brooklyn on Thursday. He was joined by Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and other officials. … Full Article

New law to alleviate school overcrowding in NYC

With a third of city elementary schools significantly overcrowded, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a bill into law that will eventually help alleviate packed classrooms. … Full Article

Need help with pre-k forms? Expert to offer help

Parents in southwest Brooklyn who are finding the process of enrolling their four-year-olds in pre-kindergarten classes to be overwhelming can breathe a sigh of relief. Help is on the way. … Full Article

Coney Island turns into a giant biology classroom for kids

The Coney Island shoreline became a giant classroom for a group of Brooklyn fourth-and fifth-graders who took part in a unique program designed to turn students into junior marine biologists. … Full Article

‘Avonte’s Law,’ to alarm NYC school doors, passes City Council

After several highly publicized incidents where children slipped unnoticed out of school buildings, the New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday to install door alarms in public schools. … Full Article

Brooklyn after-school programs receive share of $10.9M grant

Eight Brooklyn afterschool programs will share in $10.9 million worth of grants being distributed to 68 afterschool programs across the state. … Full Article

Summer youth programs in Coney Island are a respite

From torrential downpours to evenings thick with humidity, Coney Island youngsters have found a way to escape the oppressive weather while also staying safe. … Full Article

Holy Angels Academy students raise $2,200 for wounded soldiers

Nolan Keegan, a third grader at Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, said he was saddened to see images on his television of wounded military veterans returning home from Afghanistan. … Full Article
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