Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

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 Pub … Full Article

Houston's Richard A. Carranza appointed as NYC Schools Chancellor

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that he has appointed Houston Superintendent of Schools Richard Carranza as the new chancellor of New York City schools, replacing Carmen Fariña. … Full Article

How much does New York State owe your child’s school?

A landmark lawsuit that parents of New York City school children won to force the state government to distribute education funds in a more equitable manner has still hasn’t resulted in a fair and balanced system, according to advocates, who are spreading the word about the situation on a sc … Full Article

Sunset Park parents demand multi-lingual educators

Sunset Park is slated to get five new schools during the next few years and parents are demanding to have a say in how the schools are designed and maintained, according to education advocates. … Full Article

Brooklyn Friends School celebrates ‘150 Years of Light’

A blowout celebration held at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Jan. 29 honored the 150th anniversary of Brooklyn Friends School (BFS). … 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

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