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New Organization Will Bring More Books to Brooklyn
First Book - Brooklyn, a local branch of a nationwide initiative, launched with the mission to provide books to disadvantaged children and organizations that serve low-income families in Brooklyn, aiming to decrease illiteracy and improve reading levels in the borough. (read the story...)

Crucial Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program Forced to Shut Down Due to Drastic New York State Budget Cuts
New York State budget cuts effective in the new year will take critical funding away from the New York City Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program and force it to shut down. (read the story...)

Little Hands & Feet Daycare Center Opens in Bay Ridge
A new daycare center in Bay Ridge offers flexible schedules to accommodate schedules of working parents and focuses on providing a structured environment for its tiny-tot students. (read the story...)

Barking Cat Studio Expands Arts & Craft Class Offerings
Barking Cat Studio adds more arts and crafts classes that cater to tweens, teens, and adults. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Cupcake Offers a Twist on an Old Treat
A new Williamsburg cupcakery offers unique flavors like flan and guava con queso to tres leches, inspiration drawn from the owners' Latin-and-Italian family background. (read the story...)

Father Knows Best Kicks Off in New York City
Former NBA all-star Allan Houston, now the current assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, his father Coach Wade Houston, and iStar Charity Shootout host the kick-off event to the Five Borough Basketball Tour in New York City for fathers and sons and mentors and mentees, stressing the importance of having a strong, male role model in a child's life. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Dance Center III Opens in Bay Ridge
Brooklyn Dance Center III, the third of the Brooklyn Dance Centers that offer dance classes for kids, opened its doors in Bay Ridge this fall. (read the story...)

Young Dancers in Repertory Offers New Dance Classes for Children
Young Dancers Repertory, a dance studio that recently moved to Sunset Park in Brooklyn, now offers several new dance classes for children ages 3 and older. (read the story...)

Dimensions on Stage Opens in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Dimensions on Stage, a new acting and musical theatre school, opened its doors in Bay Ridge next to the Dimensions in Dance studio. (read the story...)

Apply Now for Parents As Arts Partners at Your School
The Center for Arts Education has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Parents As Arts Partners program, which is focused on the twin goals of increasing parent engagement in public schools and providing quality arts programming for students and their families. (read the story...)

Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn Gets a New Tennis Court, Courtesy of Sprite
The Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools program awarded a $25,000 grant to the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn to rebuild the school's tennis court and get students active. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Public Library Receives $50,000 Grant for Early Literacy Programs
Brooklyn Public Library announced August 23 that it had received a $50,000 grant from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. The grant will fund the Library’s First Five Years Program, an initiative that supports early literacy programs across the Library’s 60 branches. (read the story...)

Bushwick Campus Farm Engages Brooklyn Students in Local Food Issues
After receiving a School Engagement Grant earlier this year, the fully functional Bushwick Campus Farm in Brooklyn now hosts programs that teach students about childhood hunger, obesity, and local food issues. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Author Releases Second Children's Book on NYC Architecture
Brooklyn author Isabel Hill has released a second picture book, "Building Stories," that teaches kids the stories behind some of New York City's most interesting buildings. (read the story...)

New York City Libraries Announce New Chapter Program to Waive Young Patrons' Late Fees
New York City’s three library systems are teaming up to give children and teens across the five boroughs the opportunity to eliminate their prior fines and fees and regain their library privileges in the joint New Chapter program, which launched September 22 and runs through October 31. (read the story...)

Grow to Learn Awards 36 Grants to NYC School Gardens
GrowNYC and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City today announced $59,044 in mini-grant funding awarded to 36 public and charter schools looking to build, maintain, or expand their garden programs. These mini-grants, in amounts up to $2,000, are part of Grow to Learn: Citywide School Gardens Initiative. (read the story...)

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Urges Public School Parents in Brooklyn to Sign a 'Count on Me' Pledge
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio stopped by P.S. 67 in Brooklyn on the first day of school to urge parents to sign a "Count on Me" pledge and commit to being more involved in their children's education. (read the story...)

New Website Profiles Private and Public Schools in NYC
A new website by EduProfile includes profiles on thousands of private and public schools in New York City, plus a school comparison tool and tips for parents on school admissions, entrance exams, school tours, and more advice that makes choosing a school easier. (read the story...)

New York Life Foundation Awards $750,000 in Grants to Harlem Children's Zone and New Visions for Public Schools
These grants from the New York Life Foundation will help support college readiness initiatives in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. (read the story...)

NYC Autism Speaks Gala Raises More than $66,000
Autism Speaks' third annual Autism Speaks to Young Professionals summer gala, held in NYC, raised more than $66,000 for autism research and advocacy. The funds will help raise awareness and funds on behalf of individuals living with autism. (read the story...)

Kumon Centers Open in Prospect Heights and Gravesent-West
Two new Kumon Learning Centers in Brooklyn are offering math and reading help to kids in Prospect Heights and Gravesend-West. (read the story...)

Mathnasium Opens in Brooklyn Heights
Mathnasium, a math tutoring and learning center for kids, opened a new center in Brooklyn Heights, the third Mathnasium in NYC. (read the story...)

The Little Backyardigans Play Room Opens in Brooklyn
The Little Backyardigans Play Room in Brooklyn helps children transition smoothly to a full school day. (read the story...)

Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy Opens in Brooklyn
Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy opened a new location in Brooklyn, offering golf lessons to kids of all ages. (read the story...)

New York City Schools Offer Standardized Test Results Online
The New York State Department of Education last week released the official results of standardized tests for third through eighth graders. Instead of waiting until September, parents and guardians can now view their children's 2011 NYS ELA, math, and science test scores online. (read the story...)


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