Education & Kids
Pre-K and Elementary

Hundreds of parents from across the city, including a large contingent from Brooklyn, took part in a protest march to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in mid-town Manhattan Thursday afternoon to dema … Full Article

NY teacher dissents from Cuomo's Common Core panel

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York teacher who served on the panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to look into Common Core standards says its recommendations are flawed. … Full Article

NYC religious leaders voice strong support for de Blasio’s pre-K plan

New York City
From rabbis to pastors to imams to archbishops, hundreds of religious leaders across the city on Thursday expressed their support for New York City’s tax plan to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs. … Full Article

PS/IS 104 hosts International Brotherhood Tea

Bay Ridge
At PS/IS 104 in Bay Ridge, the students wear T-shirts emblazoned with a Superman logo on the front. On the back is a slogan, “PS/IS 104 puts a stop to bullying.” … Full Article

New Yorkers willing to pay for pre-k, poll shows

New York City
BUFFALO— A new poll shows that most New York residents favor state-funded pre-kindergarten for all 4-year-olds, and are willing to pay higher taxes for it. … Full Article

Brooklyn Town Hall on pre-K programs, Wednesday

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, New York Communities for Change is hosting a Brooklyn Town Hall to discuss the city's plan for pre-K and after-school programs. … Full Article

Chancellor Fariña makes case for pre-K and the tax to pay for it at City Council hearing

New York City
As part of the city’s full-court press to obtain the funding to roll out Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Universal pre-Kindergarten and after-school programs, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña laid out details of how it would all work at an hours-long City Council hearing on Tuesday. … Full Article

Superheroes invade St. Patrick Catholic Academy!

Bay Ridge
Spiderman, Captain America and other superheroes paid a recent visit to a Bay Ridge Catholic school to the delight of students. Actually, the superheroes were the students! … Full Article

NY leaders: Delay high-stakes Common Core tests

ALBANY— New York legislative leaders say education officials should delay for at least two years using Common Core-aligned tests for high-stakes decisions about teachers, principals or students. … Full Article

New NYC deputy mayor to run pre-k program

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is creating a new post in his senior administration to help push for universal pre-kindergarten. … Full Article

State grant helps two Sunset Park after-school sites

Sunset Park
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest executive budget, according to the governor’s office, supports “an innovative program designed to transform schools into community hubs that integrate social, health and other services, as well as after-school programming.”  … Full Article
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