Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

After several highly publicized incidents where children slipped unnoticed out of school buildings, the New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday to install door alarms in public schools … Full Article

Pre-K funding fight causes break in NY budget talks

New York City
ALBANY— The Legislature's top Republican hastily left budget negotiations Friday complaining that there has been too much emphasis on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio when it comes to prekindergarten funding. … Full Article

Caton Market hosts Black History Children’s Day

Flatbush
Brooklyn youth recently relived more than a century of African-American musical history as part of a Black History Month fun facts scavenger hunt at the Flatbush/Caton Market.  … Full Article

Another Brooklyn school engulfed in sex scandal

East Flatbush
Officials at Brooklyn’s P.S. 219 mishandled an 11-year-old’s complaint of sexual abuse, a report by NYC’s Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) revealed.  … Full Article

Program will expand music education in NYC schools

New York City
Some 600 New York City public schools will receive expanded music instruction thanks to a collaboration between the Berklee College of Music and the nonprofit Little Kids Rock. … Full Article

Breakthrough: NY Senate pledges funds for Universal pre-K

New York City
Adding impetus to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious push to fund full-day pre-K for every city youngster and after school programs for middle schoolers, the New York state senate’s majority committed on Thursday to fund the programs for five years. … Full Article

Visitation Academy students show how cupcakes can save dogs

Bay Ridge
Everyone knows you’re not supposed to feed cupcakes to your dog, but a group of students in Bay Ridge fed cupcakes to people and saved the lives of animals at the same time. … Full Article

NY teacher dissents from Cuomo's Common Core panel

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York teacher who served on the panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to look into Common Core standards says its recommendations are flawed. … Full Article

NYC religious leaders voice strong support for de Blasio’s pre-K plan

New York City
From rabbis to pastors to imams to archbishops, hundreds of religious leaders across the city on Thursday expressed their support for New York City’s tax plan to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs. … Full Article

PS/IS 104 hosts International Brotherhood Tea

Bay Ridge
At PS/IS 104 in Bay Ridge, the students wear T-shirts emblazoned with a Superman logo on the front. On the back is a slogan, “PS/IS 104 puts a stop to bullying.” … Full Article

New Yorkers willing to pay for pre-k, poll shows

New York City
BUFFALO— A new poll shows that most New York residents favor state-funded pre-kindergarten for all 4-year-olds, and are willing to pay higher taxes for it. … Full Article
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