Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

Sunset Park is slated to get five new schools during the next few years and parents are demanding to have a say in how the schools are designed and maintained, according to education advocates. … Full Article

P.S. 102 is going to the dogs

It’s time for pupils and pooches at P.S. 102 in Bay Ridge! Members of NYPD’s K-9 Unit visited the school on Friday morning with their specially trained police dogs to talk to students about how man’s best friend helps them in the important work they do. … Full Article

Hundreds of kids enjoy day off from school at McGolrick Park

Hundreds of little kids ran around, climbed trees, danced and waited in line to be painted up like an animal or character of their choosing in the middle of the day on Thursday in McGolrick Park in Greenpoint. … Full Article

St. Anselm students earn $595,000 in scholarships

Eighth graders who are about to graduate from St. Anselm Catholic Academy and move on to high school have been awarded a total of $595,000 in scholarships, according to school officials. … Full Article

PAL/Wynn Center brings tournament level chess to Bed-Stuy primary students

Bedford-Stuyvesant’s PAL/Wynn Center was the scene of bitter struggle on a recent Friday afternoon, with quarter neither sought nor given as third- and fourth-grade students squared off against one another under the tutelage of International Chess Grand Master Maurice Ashley. … Full Article

Fariña launches plan to desegregate NYC public schools

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Tuesday announced a plan to lessen segregation and increase diversity in New York City public schools. … Full Article

Holy Angels student paints hydrants in Memorial Day tribute

Nolan Keegan, a sixth grader at Holy Angels Catholic Academy, wants to join the armed forces when he grows up. He’s not sure if he will become a Navy SEAL or if he’s destined to be Marine. “But I want to join the military,” he told the Brooklyn Eagle. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library brings drag queens, kids together for story hour

It takes a certain something to be a good storyteller: enthusiasm, timing and a flair for the dramatic. Performers at a children's story hour at a New York City library have all that and then some — they're drag queens. … Full Article

Enrichment Program uses tennis to help kids learn

Twice a week, dozens of children enter St. Dominic Catholic Church in Bensonhurst to spend a few hours. But they’re not coming to the church for religious instruction. … Full Article

Haiti Cultural Exchange presents storytelling and song

On Wednesday, Flatlands Library, at 2065 Flatbush Ave., presented a program featuring performers from the Haiti Cultural Exchange, a nonprofit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people. … Full Article

Gloria Steinem is inaugural speaker at Senesh School series

Gloria Steinem is coming to Brooklyn. The feminist icon will be the inaugural speaker for the new Michael H. Steinhardt Speaker Series at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Carroll Gardens on March 27. … Full Article

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