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  • Students visit Brooklyn Historical Society for civil rights project

    Students visit Brooklyn Historical Society for civil rights project

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:06:35 GMT
    The students are part of Turnaround Arts, an initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama.The students are part of Turnaround Arts, an initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama.

    Over 100 eight graders from around Brooklyn took a trip to the Brooklyn Historical Society to learn more about a topic they have been studying all semester. The middle school students came together to talk about the history of civil rights and social justice Thursday.

    Over 100 eight graders from around Brooklyn took a trip to the Brooklyn Historical Society to learn more about a topic they have been studying all semester. The middle school students came together to talk about the history of civil rights and social justice Thursday.

  • District 16 holds STEM science fair

    District 16 holds STEM science fair

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:51:07 GMT

    District 16 held a STEM science fair on Thursday. 

    District 16 held a STEM science fair on Thursday. 

  • Brooklyn artists teach ABCs through murals

    Brooklyn artists teach ABCs through murals

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-05-19 23:03:45 GMT

    Some Brooklyn artists are on a mission to help kids read one mural at a time.

    Some Brooklyn artists are on a mission to help kids read one mural at a time.

  • First-generation Mexican-American heads to Yale in the fall

    First-generation Mexican-American heads to Yale in the fall

    Friday, May 19 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-05-19 22:57:48 GMT

    A first-generation Brooklyn student has announced her plan to attend an Ivy League college in the fall.

    A first-generation Brooklyn student has announced her plan to attend an Ivy League college in the fall.

  • Call grows for universal free lunch in public schools

    Call grows for universal free lunch in public schools

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-05-16 21:57:23 GMT
    Some advocates are lobbying for universal free lunch in all of the city's public schools.Some advocates are lobbying for universal free lunch in all of the city's public schools.

    Some advocates are lobbying for universal free lunch in all of the city's public schools.

    Some advocates are lobbying for universal free lunch in all of the city's public schools.

  • Push made to teach black history in NYC schools

    Push made to teach black history in NYC schools

    Thursday, May 11 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-05-12 02:32:03 GMT
    Elected officials, civil rights leaders and educators are making a push to teach black history in New York City schools.Elected officials, civil rights leaders and educators are making a push to teach black history in New York City schools.

    Elected officials, civil rights leaders and educators are making a push to teach black history in New York City schools.

    Elected officials, civil rights leaders and educators are making a push to teach black history in New York City schools.

  • Teacher's handout causes stir among parents, students

    Teacher's handout causes stir among parents, students

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-05-10 22:44:14 GMT
    Some parents and students say a handout distributed Monday by a teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School is appalling.Some parents and students say a handout distributed Monday by a teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School is appalling.

    Some parents and students say a handout distributed Monday by a teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School is appalling.

    Some parents and students say a handout distributed Monday by a teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School is appalling.

  • Haitian group wants Medgar Evers College to uninvite Hillary Clinton to commencement ceremony

    Haitian group wants Clinton out of Medgar Evers commencement

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-05-02 21:37:47 GMT
    Tuesday, May 2 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-05-02 21:37:47 GMT
    A group of Haitians in Brooklyn is upset that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give the commencement speech at Medgar Evers College in June.A group of Haitians in Brooklyn is upset that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give the commencement speech at Medgar Evers College in June.

    A group of Haitians in Brooklyn is upset that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give the commencement speech at Medgar Evers College in June.

    A group of Haitians in Brooklyn is upset that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give the commencement speech at Medgar Evers College in June.

  • 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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