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

With light touch, Comfort Dog program enhances NYC schools

There’s nothing like a cuddle and some furry kisses during a rough day at school. … Full Article

School year kicks off with free lunch, better safety, higher scores in NYC

School for the city’s 1.1 million students kicks off today, and it looks to be a promising year. … Full Article

Five more Brooklyn schools to teach young kids computer science

Starting in September, five more elementary schools in Brooklyn will be participating in an innovative NYC computer science program where kids will be learning coding and robotics starting in kindergarten. … Full Article

5 school health clinics in Brooklyn saved for one more year

After 10 days of determined advocacy from parents, nurses, school administrators and elected officials, SUNY Downstate reversed its decision to close five School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) serving more than 4,000 students in Brooklyn when school opens in September. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials protest state budget cuts to school health clinics

The state is poised to reduce funds for a program that helps keep disadvantaged children healthy, reduces school absenteeism — and actually saves the state money. … Full Article

Windsor steps down from District 20 Community Education Council

The summer of 2017 marks the end of an era in the world of public school education in Bay Ridge. Laurie Windsor, who served on the District 20 Community Education Council for 12 years, including nine years as its president, has left her post. … Full Article

Jr. Explorers set up mini-museums at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Kids attending the Jr. Explorers Club, a traveling camp, created mini-museums and shared them with passersby at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Fair a big hit at P.S. 24

Children in Sunset Park were introduced to the wonderful world of books, thanks to the Brooklyn Book Festival, which hosted a celebration of literature at P.S. 24 complete with readings, play acting, lessons in how to create a comic book and other fun-filled activities. … Full Article

With failure of Albany to extend mayoral control of schools, school boards may come back to NYC

With the failure of the state Legislature Wednesday night to approve the extension of mayoral control of the New York City school system by the end of its formal session, the city could return to the old Board of Education system, with 32 different community school boards. … Full Article

BPs Adams, Diaz: Brooklyn and Bronx kids deserve equal access to Gifted & Talented school programs

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released a joint report on Wednesday outlining their proposals to make admission to the city’s Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs and specialized high schools more equitable.  … Full Article

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