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Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

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 dema … Full Article

De Blasio to boost pre-K seats by shifting charter school funds

New York City
Late on Friday, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said the city would be shifting $210 million in capital funding earmarked for charter schools to fund 2,100 new pre-kindergarten seats and reduce class size. … Full Article

Fariña taps Bay Ridge principal to be her deputy

Bay Ridge
A Bay Ridge high school principal is graduating to a new job as a right hand man to City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. … Full Article

St. Patrick's students share their scientific discoveries

Bay Ridge
Chloe Fequiere, a seventh-grader, studied blood pressure levels in arteries and veins and worked hard to create a three-dimensional heart for her poster board, which she proudly displayed at her school’s science fair. … Full Article

NY state teachers union pulls Common Core support

BUFFALO— New York's largest teachers union has withdrawn its support for the new Common Core learning standards until the state agrees to make what the union calls "major course corrections" to the way they were implemented. … Full Article

Cuomo on pre-K program: 'Whatever the mayor needs'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's prepared to write a check to fund all the costs of universal pre-kindergarten as fast as New York City can phase in the program. … Full Article

UFT endorses bill to give teachers tax credits

Bay Ridge
A typical teacher spends nearly $1,000 of his or her own money each year on basic classroom supplies to help students whose families can’t afford to purchase notebooks, pens, and other necessities, according to the National School Supply and Equipment Association. … Full Article

DiMango deflects praise on her 50 years of community service

Bay Ridge
Mafalda DiMango has been an education advocate and community leader in southern Brooklyn for half a century. She was a PTA leader in the 1960s, a time of social upheaval when school busing brought simmering racial tensions exploding to the surface. … Full Article

NYC schools head Carmen Farina greets staff, talks collaboration

New York City
The new head of New York City's schools is telling staffers she wants them to focus on communication, collaboration and on what's working. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Catholic school offers tuition help for students

Bay Ridge
The high cost of putting a child through Catholic school can often prohibit parents from choosing a religion-based education for their children. … Full Article

Winter storm: NYC schools closed on Friday

New York City
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña made more than a million kids in New York City happy Friday morning when she announced that all of the city's public schools will be closed due to severe weather conditions caused by winter storm Hercules. … Full Article
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