Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

While the city Department of Education has made progress in eliminating lead in school drinking fountains and faucets, more than 1,100 such fixtures still have lead levels greater than the 15 ppb t … Full Article

More than 1,100 school faucets still have high lead levels

While the city Department of Education has made progress in eliminating lead in school drinking fountains and faucets, more than 1,100 such fixtures still have lead levels greater than the 15 ppb threshold that the Environmental Protection Agency allows. … Full Article

To avoid alternate-side rules, teachers use services of a pro

Danny Rosado’s business is an unusual one — he moves people’s cars back and forth on the one-block Cheever Place in Cobble Hill to conform with alternate-side parking regulations. While some of his clients are local residents, many are teachers at nearby P.S. … Full Article

PAL touts success of early childhood education program

The Police Athletic League is famous for the recreational programs it runs for children during the summer, as well as for the annual “Police Commissioner for a Day” essay contest it sponsors for students. … Full Article

Reaching-Out Services seeks supplies for back-to-school drive

Hundreds of Brooklyn kids whose parents are struggling financially will still be able to start school in style next month, thanks to a nonprofit group that is organizing a backpack giveaway to take place next week. … Full Article

Southwest Brooklyn schools get influx of cash from city

Schools in Southwest Brooklyn will be getting some extra cash from the city to fund such innovative projects as an urban farm and new science labs, according to the lawmaker who worked to make sure the dollars were included in the city budget that was finalized in the spring. … Full Article

Advocacy group sues state over Orthodox Jewish yeshivas

A group claiming some Orthodox Jewish yeshivas don't teach enough reading, writing and arithmetic sued New York state on Monday to force change. Young Advocates for Fair Education sued in Brooklyn federal court. The group wants more secular education in ultra-Orthodox schools. … Full Article

Brownsville high school teacher takes students on the trip of a lifetime

A Brownsville high school teacher was nominated for the Hometown Hero Award for giving his students the chance to experience cultures and life outside of their borough. … Full Article

Adams backtracks on specialized school tests

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has reportedly ended his support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to eliminate the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test after Chinese-American donors pulled out of upcoming fundraisers. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library tells kids, ‘read a book on vacation!’

Summer vacation is starting in two weeks for the city’s public school students, but kids should still read books even though there’s no homework involved, according to officials at the Brooklyn Public Library. … Full Article

P.S. 204 names auditorium for former school board member

A beloved Bensonhurst icon returned to the elementary school she graduated from 80 years ago and received a surprise that shocked her, delighted her and moved her to tears. School officials announced that they were naming the auditorium after her. … Full Article

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