Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Tuesday described the progress the city has made on an ambitious bundle of programs designed to better prepare the city’s students for college and careers. … Full Article

Adelphi Academy marks 50 years in Bay Ridge

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s 153rd academic year is shaping up to be extra special, as the historic private school is also marking its 50th year in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Visitation Academy Campus Ministry to serve community

A new Campus Ministry program beginning this semester at Visitation Academy is aimed at encouraging the post-9/11 generation to recognize the importance of community service, according to Arlene Figaro, principal of the Catholic school for girls located in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Poll: New York voters say de Blasio shouldn't control NYC schools

A new poll shows New York state voters do not want Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep control of New York City public schools. The mayor's control of city schools expires this year unless state lawmakers renew it. … Full Article

De Blasio’s education plan focuses on early reading

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the next phase of his education agenda Wednesday, touting his massive pre-K expansion as the foundation for a series of new policy initiatives aimed at improving standards and leveling the playing field for students in the nation's largest school system. … Full Article

Town halls planned on Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO school rezoning

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) wants to get public input on their draft proposal regarding the rezoning of P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights and P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill. To that end, DOE and District 13 Community Education Council (CEC) have scheduled two town halls. … Full Article

St. Patrick students greeted by balloons on first day

Students and parents returned to St. Patrick Catholic Academy for the first day of classes on Wednesday after summer vacation and were greeted with green and gold balloons that had been placed in the auditorium of the Bay Ridge school. … Full Article

Environmental Education Center opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

William Sparky, age 3, held a shell to his ear and heard the sea. Other children explored a touch tank filled with fish from the Hudson and pulled out drawers to touch the exhibits in the Discovery Station. Still others snuggled with their parents and caregivers for a good read about nature. … Full Article

Brooklyn Friends School opens new high school facility in MetroTech

Three hundred people representing Brooklyn Friends School’s (BFS) past, present and future celebrated the opening of the school’s new, 40,000-square-foot facility for the 9th through 12th grade Upper School at 116 Lawrence St. in Downtown Brooklyn on Sept. 8. … Full Article

School year begins for 1 million NYC kids

It was back to school for more than one million kids attending New York City public schools Wednesday morning, including more than 65,000 children entering pre-K as a result of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pre-K initiative. … Full Article

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