Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

When OEM employees take their kids to work, there are horses

Children of employees at the city’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) had quite the treat on Thursday for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. … Full Article

Thousands skip NY tests, raising questions about evaluations

Some New York school districts are reporting that 60 to 70 percent of students did not take this week's mandated English tests, raising questions about how the growing "opt-out" movement may affect federal funds as well as teacher evaluations that are supposed to be pe … Full Article

NYC kindergarten waitlists drop – but not for Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8

The number of New York City schools with kindergarten waitlists dropped by nearly 25 percent this year, according to the city’s Department of Education (DOE). But that offers scant comfort to the 50 families whose young children have been put on a waitlist for P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brown & Gold Day fosters pride at Adelphi Academy

The halls of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn were a sea of brown and gold on a recent Friday, as students and teachers at the Bay Ridge private school came to class dressed in the academy’s official colors in a unified display of school spirit. … Full Article

Bay Ridge mom starts petition for half-day pre-k classes

The city’s universal pre-kindergarten program isn’t universally loved. … Full Article

Kids custom make their own Easter bonnets

Students and teachers at St. Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge got a jump on Easter Sunday by participating in the annual Easter Hat Parade in the school auditorium on March 31. Everyone could take part in the parade, as long as they were wearing a custom-made hat! … Full Article

P.S. 8 robotics teams: More than STEM

“It was a good day” at the recent FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, said P.S. 8 robotics coach Brandie Hayes. … 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

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