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Pre-K and Elementary

St. Patrick’s Easter Hat Parade brings out kids’ creativity

Students at St. Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge got a jump on the Easter holiday by creating their own bonnets for the school’s annual Easter Hat Parade. … Full Article

Parents march to Cuomo’s office to demand fiscal equity in education

Hundreds of parents from across the city, including a large contingent from Brooklyn, took part in a protest march to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in mid-town Manhattan Thursday afternoon to demand fiscal equity in education. … Full Article

Dozens of NYC schools protest state English tests

Principals at some three dozen New York City public schools led protests Friday against this year's New York state English tests, which they said were poorly designed and confusing. … Full Article

Child advocates and officials push for school door alarms

Child advocates, families of autistic children and elected officials rallied at City Hall on Thursday in support of a bill that would require alarms to be installed on the outer doors of New York City elementary schools and schools for students with special needs (District 75). … Full Article

Bay Ridge education council charges state bias toward charter schools

On the night before a planned protest march by parents to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office, members of a Bay Ridge education panel went on record in opposition to the new state budget, charging that the state has a bias in favor of charter schools. … Full Article

St. Patrick Academy students present junior version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge isn’t a place where you’ll find wild beasts. But for one weekend, a beast in the school brought out the romantic in everyone. … Full Article

Parents to demonstrate against state education budget

Parents from southwest Brooklyn are planning to take part in a citywide march on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office Thursday to protest the state education budget. … Full Article

Teachers at Park Slope’s P.S. 321 protest ‘horrendous’ Common Core English tests

Teachers and parents marched outside a Park Slope elementary school Friday morning to protest what they call a “horrendous” English Language Arts (ELA) exam given to third, fourth and fifth-graders over three days last week. … Full Article

Colton calls on parents to be pre-k ‘watchdogs’

The state’s ambitious, $300 million universal pre-kindergarten program needs more than money to make it work, according to one Brooklyn lawmaker. … Full Article

NYC to launch pre-k registration campaign

Mayor Bill de Blasio is unveiling an ad campaign aimed at getting New York City parents to register their children for pre-kindergarten. De Blasio appeared at a Chinatown pre-k program Thursday to tout the campaign. … Full Article
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