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Pre-K and Elementary

Motorists driving up Van Sicklen Street in Gravesend will have to slow down when they get to P.S. 95 or risk hitting a speed bump and getting a big jolt. … Full Article

De Blasio, Giuliani team up for mayoral control of schools

 Two unlikely allies are joining forces to petition Albany to extend mayoral control over the New York City school system. … Full Article

De Blasio promotes plan for struggling schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoted his plan to boost the performance of struggling schools by providing extra support during a visit to a Queens high school Thursday. … Full Article

De Blasio seeking sites for more pre-K classes

With the demand for pre-kindergarten classes in New York City schools running high, as evidenced by the fact that 21,938 families applied for seats on Monday, the first day of registration in the second phase of universal pre-K, the de Blasio Administration is actively trying to locate potential  … Full Article

De Blasio: Nearly 22,000 register for pre-K on 1st day

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that nearly 22,000 New York City parents signed up their children on the first day of registration for pre-kindergarten, a signature program of his administration. … Full Article

In the battle for robot domination, life lessons learned

Alydia Wells, a member of the Bedford-Stuyvesant robotics team Robo-Rebels, sponsored by DIVAS for Social Justice, says she learned something important while competing at the FIRST Robotics Competition. … Full Article

NYC officials intensify push for Lunar New Year school holiday

New York City officials and members of the Asian-American community rallied on the steps of City Hall on Friday to urge the city to designate the Lunar New Year as an official school holiday. … Full Article

NYC parents, teachers rally against Cuomo’s public school agenda

Parents, students and teachers from roughly a hundred NYC public schools held hands and formed human chains around their schools to “protect them” from what they call Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attempt to “defund, dismantle and privatize our public schools.” … Full Article

Student essay contest to focus on bullying

State Sen. Marty Golden sponsors an essay contest for students in his senate district every year but he decided that a change of pace was needed this time around. … Full Article

Investors Bank foundation donates $150,000 to charter school

A Brooklyn charter school specializing in Greek studies has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the charitable arm of a bank. … Full Article

Thousands of kids rally in Albany for more charter schools

Roughly 9,000 kids from across the state got a day off from school on Wednesday, as they traveled to Albany to rally for charter schools. … Full Article


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