Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

Hundreds of Brooklyn Heights parents seek solutions for P.S. 8 overcrowding

Hundreds of parents who attended Thursday night’s meeting about overcrowding at P.S. 8, Brooklyn Heights’ only elementary school, were presented with stark numbers and scant options. … Full Article

California-based 'AltSchool' plans to open in Brooklyn Heights

A small, alternative private school is aiming to open on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights next September. The school will be located at 84 Montague St., in the second floor space over the Heights Cafe, and will eventually serve roughly 100 kids from pre-K through eighth grade. … Full Article

Bay Ridge board OKs school construction on 92 Street

Over the fierce objections of local residents, Bay Ridge’s community board voted Monday night to recommend that the city approve a controversial plan by the owners of a private school to construct a four-story building on 92nd Street. … Full Article

Education advocates rally to save Bushwick early learning center

Elected officials and community leaders called on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to thwart the eviction of a Bushwick early learning center Friday morning. … Full Article

De Blasio touts pre-K enrollment of more than 53,000

The city has successfully enrolled 53,230 children in high-quality, full-day pre-Kindergarten classes this fall, Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed in an announcement Wednesday afternoon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights parents demand something be done about overcrowding at P.S. 8

There was a time when P.S. 8, Brooklyn Heights’ only elementary school, was unloved and undersubscribed. … Full Article

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society honored as a Robin Hood Hero

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Kindergarten Society (BKS) was named one of the 2014 Heroes by the Robin Hood Foundation at a breakfast ceremony in Manhattan.  Marian Wright Edelman presented BKS with $50,000 for their tireless work to improve the lives of … Full Article

Brooklyn student named to Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

A Brooklyn student is on her way to becoming a cub reporter for a national news service that has millions of readers. … Full Article

‘Frozen’ songwriters warm up Poly Prep’s fundraising

Poly Prep Country Day School is bringing in some Oscar-style star power to help raise funds for its educational diversity program. … Full Article

De Blasio unveils plan for NYC's troubled schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his plan to help some of New York City's struggling public schools on Monday, pledging to lengthen school days, conduct more training for teachers and create more parental involvement. … Full Article
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