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After several highly publicized incidents where children slipped unnoticed out of school buildings, the New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday to install door alarms in public schools … Full Article

‘Avonte’s Law,’ to alarm NYC school doors, passes City Council

New York City
After several highly publicized incidents where children slipped unnoticed out of school buildings, the New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday to install door alarms in public schools. … Full Article

Brooklyn after-school programs receive share of $10.9M grant

Brooklyn Boro
Eight Brooklyn afterschool programs will share in $10.9 million worth of grants being distributed to 68 afterschool programs across the state. … Full Article

Summer youth programs in Coney Island are a respite

Coney Island
From torrential downpours to evenings thick with humidity, Coney Island youngsters have found a way to escape the oppressive weather while also staying safe. … Full Article

Holy Angels Academy students raise $2,200 for wounded soldiers

Bay Ridge
Nolan Keegan, a third grader at Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, said he was saddened to see images on his television of wounded military veterans returning home from Afghanistan. … Full Article

St. Anselm grads earn $500,000 in scholarships

Bay Ridge
In only its second year of existence, Saint Anselm Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge is showing remarkable signs of success, according to school officials, who said the Class of 2014 has earned an impressive $500,000 in high school scholarships. … Full Article

De Blasio urges children to apply for summer enrichment

New York City
Appearing at a Middle School in the Bronx yesterday, Mayor de Blasio announced the selection of the 271 providers that will oversee expanded after-school programs for middle school students throughout the five boroughs beginning in September, and also encouraged middle school youth to take advant … Full Article

Students meet their Book Buddies

Crown Heights
Students from two Brooklyn schools – PS 241 in Crown Heights and Intermediate School 392 in Brownsville – got the chance to meet their Book Buddies, volunteers from corporate America who have spent the past six months encouraging them to read more books. … Full Article

St. Patrick students perform musical tribute to NYC

Bay Ridge
Students at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy are ending their school year in style, New York style that is! Kids at the Bay Ridge school recently put on a show that would put anyone in a “New York State of Mind,” as Billy Joel would say. … Full Article

Golden, Farina salute teachers in southern Brooklyn

Bay Ridge
More than 40 teachers from public schools in southern Brooklyn were saluted by state Sen. Marty Golden at the lawmaker’s 13th Annual Teacher of the Year awards ceremony recently held in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Brooklyn boy wins $1,000 for his handwriting skills

Borough Park
Brooklyn Eagle readers of a certain age might remember when penmanship classes were standard in schools. Those were the days when students had to practice their handwriting by writing the same sentences over and over again on lined paper using No. 2 pencils. … Full Article
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