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  • Sing for Hope donates pianos to NYC schools

    Sing for Hope donates pianos to NYC schools

    Friday, November 3 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-11-03 21:47:39 GMT

    Among those receiving a Sing for Hope piano is James Madison High School, through a partnership with the Department of Education.

    Among those receiving a Sing for Hope piano is James Madison High School, through a partnership with the Department of Education.

  • City officials announce plans to fight school bullying

    City officials announce plans to fight school bullying

    Monday, October 30 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-10-31 00:10:15 GMT
    The City Council Committee on Education held a hearing Monday with schools Chancellor Carmen Farina to announce new programs and incentives to fight bullying.The City Council Committee on Education held a hearing Monday with schools Chancellor Carmen Farina to announce new programs and incentives to fight bullying.

    The City Council Committee on Education held a hearing Monday with schools Chancellor Carmen Farina to announce new programs and incentives to fight bullying.

    The City Council Committee on Education held a hearing Monday with schools Chancellor Carmen Farina to announce new programs and incentives to fight bullying.

  • Midwood school does 'the wave' to showcase diversity

    Midwood school does 'the wave' to showcase diversity

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-10-25 00:11:30 GMT
    Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood showcased its diversity with a special event on Tuesday.Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood showcased its diversity with a special event on Tuesday.

    Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood showcased its diversity with a special event on Tuesday.

    Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood showcased its diversity with a special event on Tuesday.

  • School program advocates healthy eating for city children

    School program advocates healthy eating for city children

    A school program is teaching young children the importance of incorporating healthy vegetables into their diets.  

    A school program is teaching young children the importance of incorporating healthy vegetables into their diets.  

  • Brownsville school receives National Blue Ribbon award

    Brownsville school receives National Blue Ribbon award

    Monday, October 2 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-10-02 17:24:17 GMT

    A Brownsville school has received the National Blue Ribbon award for excellence. 

    A Brownsville school has received the National Blue Ribbon award for excellence. 

  • Parents worry about children's safety outside new school

    Parents worry about children's safety outside new school

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:53:58 GMT

    Parents of students at the brand-new P.S. 889 on Coney Island Avenue say their children are in danger daily and want the Department of Transportation to help alleviate their concerns.

    Parents of students at the brand-new P.S. 889 on Coney Island Avenue say their children are in danger daily and want the Department of Transportation to help alleviate their concerns.

  • Mayor de Blasio announces 3-K for All program

    Mayor de Blasio announces 3-K for All program

    Thursday, July 27 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-07-27 18:16:10 GMT

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city is starting its new 3-K for All program Thursday. 

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city is starting its new 3-K for All program Thursday. 

  • NY Legislature adjourns without a deal on NYC schools

    NY Legislature adjourns without a deal on NYC schools

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-06-22 12:35:01 GMT

    New York lawmakers adjourned their 2017 session and left the state Capitol Wednesday without a deal to extend Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City schools, dealing the Democratic mayor a major blow and potentially disrupting the governance of the nation's largest school system.      

    New York lawmakers adjourned their 2017 session and left the state Capitol Wednesday without a deal to extend Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City schools, dealing the Democratic mayor a major blow and potentially disrupting the governance of the nation's largest school system.      

  • Anti-bullying event comes to Brownsville school

    Anti-bullying event comes to Brownsville school

    Anti-bullying event comes to Brownsville school

    An anti-bullying event was held at an elementary school in Brownsville.

    An anti-bullying event was held at an elementary school in Brownsville.

  • P.S. 105 students learn disaster preparedness with Red Cross Pillowcase Project

    P.S. 105 students learn disaster preparedness

    A Borough Park school is preparing students for natural disasters with help from the American Red Cross.A Borough Park school is preparing students for natural disasters with help from the American Red Cross.

    A Borough Park school is preparing students for natural disasters with help from the American Red Cross. 

    A Borough Park school is preparing students for natural disasters with help from the American Red Cross. 

  • Mayor de Blasio proposes free pre-K for 3 year olds

    Mayor de Blasio proposes free pre-K for 3 year olds

    Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday announced a plan to create free universal pre-K for 3 year olds. 

    Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday announced a plan to create free universal pre-K for 3 year olds. 

  • Best of Brooklyn: Gravesend students help sick children

    Best of Brooklyn: Gravesend students help sick children

    Students at P.S. 721 in Gravesend are working with the nonprofit organization Project Sunshine to help bring hope to children who are sick.Students at P.S. 721 in Gravesend are working with the nonprofit organization Project Sunshine to help bring hope to children who are sick.

    Students at P.S. 721 in Gravesend are working with the nonprofit organization Project Sunshine to help bring hope to children who are sick.

    Students at P.S. 721 in Gravesend are working with the nonprofit organization Project Sunshine to help bring hope to children who are sick.

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio hands child Pre-K acceptance letter at BK school

    Mayor Bill de Blasio hands child Pre-K acceptance letter at BK school

    Mayor Bill de Blasio hand delivered a pre-K acceptance letter to a child in Brooklyn Thursday in recognition of All Acceptance Day. All Acceptance Day is a day when New York City parents find out which pre-K their child has been accepted to. The mayor presented 4-year-old Adrian and his mother, Stephanie, with the acceptance letter at Sunset Park Elementary, where he will attend classes beginning next year. The single mother, who works part-time and attends Lehman College, says edu...

    Mayor Bill de Blasio hand delivered a pre-K acceptance letter to a child in Brooklyn Thursday in recognition of All Acceptance Day. All Acceptance Day is a day when New York City parents find out which pre-K their child has been accepted to. The mayor presented 4-year-old Adrian and his mother, Stephanie, with the acceptance letter at Sunset Park Elementary, where he will attend classes beginning next year. The single mother, who works part-time and attends Lehman College, says edu...

  • Parents: We weren't told about high lead levels at P.S. 289

    Parents: We weren't told about high lead levels at P.S. 289

    Parents say they were not told about high lead levels at P.S. 289 in Crown Heights.Parents say they were not told about high lead levels at P.S. 289 in Crown Heights.

    Parents say they were not told about high lead levels at P.S. 289 in Crown Heights.

    Parents say they were not told about high lead levels at P.S. 289 in Crown Heights.

  • P.S. 202 principal Michael Spencer Edwards accused of assaulting 7-year-old

    P.S. 202 principal accused of assaulting 7-year-old

    Michael Spencer-Edwards, the principal at P.S. 202 Ernest S. Jenkyns School, was arrested Tuesday afternoon.Michael Spencer-Edwards, the principal at P.S. 202 Ernest S. Jenkyns School, was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

    An East New York elementary school principal was arrested on charges of assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child. Michael Spencer-Edwards, the principal at P.S. 202 Ernest S. Jenkyns School, was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

    An East New York elementary school principal was arrested on charges of assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child. Michael Spencer-Edwards, the principal at P.S. 202 Ernest S. Jenkyns School, was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

  • School children name new NYC ferries

    School children name new NYC ferries

    School children in BrooklynSchool children in Brooklyn

    School children in Brooklyn were given the task of naming new ferries slated to service New York City.  The city reached out to second-graders across the five boroughs for ideas on what to name the new ferries, including two schools in Brooklyn—P.S. 170 in Bay Ridge and P.S. 971 in Sunset Park.  Mayor Bill de Blasio released a video on his official Facebook page to make the announcement. The names of the first five ferries will be; -Friendship Express; -Sunset Crossi...

    School children in Brooklyn were given the task of naming new ferries slated to service New York City.  The city reached out to second-graders across the five boroughs for ideas on what to name the new ferries, including two schools in Brooklyn—P.S. 170 in Bay Ridge and P.S. 971 in Sunset Park.  Mayor Bill de Blasio released a video on his official Facebook page to make the announcement. The names of the first five ferries will be; -Friendship Express; -Sunset Crossi...

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    Students march to fight CUNY tuition hikes

    Students march to fight CUNY tuition hikes

    Students, faculty and staff are calling on the city and state lawmakers to help make their education more affordable.Students, faculty and staff are calling on the city and state lawmakers to help make their education more affordable.

    Students, faculty and staff are calling on the city and state lawmakers to help make their education more affordable.

    Students, faculty and staff are calling on the city and state lawmakers to help make their education more affordable.

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    Mock CVS opens at Brooklyn Transition Center

    Mock CVS opens at Brooklyn Transition Center

    A mock CVS pharmacy has opened at the Brooklyn Transition Center, or P.S. 373K in Bedford-Stuyvesant, to help students with career skills.A mock CVS pharmacy has opened at the Brooklyn Transition Center, or P.S. 373K in Bedford-Stuyvesant, to help students with career skills.

    A mock CVS pharmacy has opened at the Brooklyn Transition Center, or P.S. 373K in Bedford-Stuyvesant, to help students with career skills.

    A mock CVS pharmacy has opened at the Brooklyn Transition Center, or P.S. 373K in Bedford-Stuyvesant, to help students with career skills.

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    2 Brooklyn schools scheduled to close

    2 Brooklyn schools scheduled to close

    Two Brooklyn schools will close after a vote passed by the Department of Education policy panel.Two Brooklyn schools will close after a vote passed by the Department of Education policy panel.

    Two Brooklyn schools will close after a vote passed by the Department of Education policy panel.

    Two Brooklyn schools will close after a vote passed by the Department of Education policy panel.

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