Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

PS 127 kids learn tolerance on ‘Day of Gratitude’

There’s a new dance craze at P.S. 127. Everyone is doing the “Turkey Pokey.” … Full Article

DUMBO neighborhood group slams P.S. 8, P.S. 307 rezoning plan

A community group in DUMBO says it is angry that it was not consulted before the city submitted its final proposal to rezone P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights and P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill. The city’s Department of Education (DOE) presented its final rezoning plan on Nov. 23. … Full Article

Avonte’s Law increases school safety, lawmakers say

Avonte’s Law, which mandates the placement of audible alarms in public schools to warn education officials if a student tries to leave the building, is working well, according to Councilmember Robert Cornegy, who sponsored the legislation that created the law. … Full Article

DOE to present final plan to rezone P.S. 8 and P.S. 307

The city’s Department of Education (DOE) will present its final plan for the rezoning of Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8 and Vinegar Hill’s P.S. 307 to the District 13 Community Education Council (CEC) on Monday, Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. … Full Article

St. Patrick Academy students walk to raise money for school

It was a beautiful day for a stroll along the shore, but students and teachers from St. Patrick Catholic Academy were walking with a purpose on a recent Thursday when they headed to the Shore Road Promenade in Bay Ridge for the academy’s annual walk-a-thon. … Full Article

Calls mount to remove metal detectors from NYC schools

A student has not been shot in a New York City school over the past 13 years, an era in which school shootings across the U.S. have become sadly commonplace. … Full Article

More lawsuits for Brooklyn charter accused of mistreating disabled students?

A lawsuit related to the treatment of learning-disabled children attending the Achievement First Crown Heights charter school may expand to include other Brooklyn schools in the network, according to the nonprofit New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG). … Full Article

NYC to build new 180-student pre-K center on border of Park Slope and Gowanus

The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has proposed constructing a new pre-K center near the border of Park Slope and Gowanus, Councilmember Brad Lander announced Tuesday. … Full Article

Saint Patrick Academy hosts pre-Halloween bash

There were Ghostbusters, gypsies, Minions, and people looking like they came straight from the set of “The Walking Dead” wandering around the Saint Patrick Catholic Academy auditorium on the night of Oct. 23. But it was a friendly invasion! The academy, located at 401 97th St. … Full Article

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