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The SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee on Wednesday approved resolutions to establish 17 new charter schools in New York City — 14 by Success Academy Charter Schools and three by Ach … Full Article

P.S. 8 PTA holds golf outing to raise funds for school

It rained throughout most of last week, but the weather cleared on Saturday just in time for the P.S. 8 Parent Teacher Association to hold its inaugural golf outing at Marine Park to raise money for the school. … Full Article

Catholic school students present ‘outside the box’ ideas at Aquinas Expo

When you tell students to think outside the box, all sorts of interesting things happen! … Full Article

Williamsburg student wins national essay contest

A Williamsburg fifth grader has won a national contest by using his writing skills to highlight the importance of kindness. … Full Article

NYC pre-K applications up 36 percent over 2013

The number of New York City families applying to pre-kindergarten for next fall is up 36 percent compared to last year. The city Department of Education announced Thursday that 41,603 families have applied for public pre-K seats. That's up from 30,544 in 2013. … Full Article

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
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