Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

Students from P.S. 261 in Boerum Hill gathered on the steps of Borough Hall on Friday, Jan. 12 for the 10th anniversary of their march to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … Full Article

Impassioned Celebration: PS 261 students fill steps of Borough Hall for Dr. King rally

Students from P.S. 261 in Boerum Hill gathered on the steps of Borough Hall on Friday, Jan. 12 for the 10th anniversary of their march to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … Full Article

HeartShare’s Cornerstone after-school site gets makeover

Children enrolled in an afterschool program in Boerum Hill sponsored by HeartShare Human Services of New York are enjoying brand new amenities, thanks to a renovation of the program site that was made possible with donations from Habitat for Humanity and a furniture store. … Full Article

It’s Hack Week in NYC, and Brooklyn Schools won’t be left out of the loop

Pew pew pew! Students across New York City will be designing and coding computer games this week as part of the nationwide Computer Science Education Week. … Full Article

Brooklyn kids teach parents importance of voting

At the New American Academy Charter School, the kids are teaching their parents a few things.  Students at the Canarsie school are happily helping their guardians develop a variety of useful skills, like how to prepare a meal with healthy ingredients and how to register to vote.  … Full Article

Child’s play: Using Shakespeare to help kids get in touch with their emotions

A theater ensemble is using the works of the Great Bard to help kids get in touch with their feelings. … Full Article

P.S. 127 dresses up to raise money for March of Dimes

Kids and teachers alike arrived for classes at Bay Ridge’s P.S. 127 on a recent Tuesday dressed not in their usual school attire, but in costumes. … Full Article

Children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner visits Bay Ridge preschool

Bestselling and award-winning children’s musician Laurie Berkner treated the pre-K class at Bay Ridge’s Our Saviour’s Lutheran Preschool to a lively concert, which featured performances of some of her biggest hits and a reading from her new book “Pillowland.” … Full Article

Visitation Academy looks to attract new students

New students are the lifeblood of any private school, which unlike public schools, are not free and have to work to attract newcomers each year to fill its classrooms. … Full Article

Grant to bolster Greenpoint school’s STEM program

A $2,000 grant from a coalition of pharmaceutical companies will come in handy at a Greenpoint elementary school, according educators, who said the much-needed funds will be put toward enhancing the school’s budding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. … Full Article

School District 20 expands Universal Pre-k to more sites

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Universal Pre-K for All program is growing by leaps and bounds in Southwest Brooklyn, according to School District 20 officials, who opened a new site last week and are making plans to move into another location. … Full Article

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