Back-to-School Services, Resources, & Programs in Brooklyn

Back-to-School Services, Resources, & Programs in Brooklyn

UPDATED December 2018: School is quickly approaching, and you still have things to do before your child goes back to school. Prepare for back-to-school season in Brooklyn with a wide range of programs, services, and schools for kids, including afte...

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Charter Schools, Public Schools, and Magnet Schools in Queens

Charter Schools, Public Schools, and Magnet Schools in Queens

UPDATED December 2018: With the ability to choose a public school for your child in Queens, the choice can seem daunting—from weighing the benefits of each school to figuring out whether your child will do best at the regular public school, a chart...

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Brooklyn Councilman Announces Kosher and Halal Lunch Programs

Brooklyn Councilman Announces Kosher and Halal Lunch Programs

Though about 1.1 million New York City school students have access to free lunches in public schools, the menu hasn't always been quite as inclusive. But now, a Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn councilman announced a plan that would provide new Kosher and ...

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Our World Neighborhood Charter School Opens Howard Beach Location

Our World Neighborhood Charter School Opens Howard Beach Location

Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools, based in Astoria, recently opened a Howard Beach location. The school opened its doors on August 29 for grades K-2 in a brand new, 42,000-square foot building with 18 classrooms-all with smartboards- and eigh...

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Officials Discover Lead in More Than 1,000 NYC Schools

Officials Discover Lead in More Than 1,000 NYC Schools

At school, things like clean drinking water should be a given. In NYC, though, officials from the Department of Education have yet to fully fix more 1,100 water fixtures found to have elevated levels of lead.

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The Differences Between Charter, Home, Independent, International, Magnet, and Parochial Schools

The Differences Between Charter, Home, Independent, International, Magnet, and Parochial Schools

Choosing what school to send your child to in the New York metro area can be a complicated decision, one you agonize over for days or even weeks. But what are the differences between parochial, independent, international, charter, magnet, and home ...

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White Plains Student Chosen for International Language Program in China

White Plains Student Chosen for International Language Program in China

One local New York-area student better get his passport ready. Jacob Furry, a rising senior at White Plains High School in White Plains, New York, is heading to China this summer to participate in a language program through a U.S. State Department ...

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The Edward K. Ellington Magnet School of Science, Technology, and the Arts Welcomes New Schoolyard

The Edward K. Ellington Magnet School of Science, Technology, and the Arts Welcomes New Schoolyard

On May 22, the Edward K. Ellington Magnet School of Science, Technology, and the Arts (PS 140Q) revealed its new schoolyard. The project was started and completed within the Borough and district officials as well as community members were invited ...

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Sunset Park Students Recognized for Cutting Waste

Sunset Park Students Recognized for Cutting Waste

A group of students from Charles Dewey Middle School in Sunset Park is schooling us all with their recycling and waste management knowledge. Teachers say these students, who have dedicated themselves to cutting down waste and improving recycling pr...

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Westchester High School Students Win 'Colors of Music' Mural Contest

Westchester High School Students Win 'Colors of Music' Mural Contest

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is proud to announce that both Mya Madison Davis, 9th grader at Pelham Memorial High School, and Ciara Sergi, 9th grader at White Plains High School, are winners of the “Colors of Music” Student Mural Contest!...

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Vincent Smith School Senior Overcomes Learning Difficulties and Graduates

Vincent Smith School Senior Overcomes Learning Difficulties and Graduates

Upon meeting Mark Irving, a hard-working student who loves to put on a show, you’d be surprised to hear of the learning challenges he faced on the road to graduation. Mark entered Vincent Smith School in elementary school, when his parents realized...

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Students' Petition Prompts North Rockland Schools to Re-Evaluate Homework Policy

Students' Petition Prompts North Rockland Schools to Re-Evaluate Homework Policy

North Rockland Central School District schools are looking into changing their homework policies for the 2019-2020 school year. The potential for North Rockland schools to not have homework anymore is the result of a petition created by two fifth-g...

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Vincent Smith School Creates Flag Field of Honor for Memorial Day

Vincent Smith School Creates Flag Field of Honor for Memorial Day

The Student Council of Vincent Smith School in Port Washington is proud to commemorate Armed Forces Day (May 19), Memorial Day (May 28) and Flag Day (June 14) by creating an American Flag Field of Honor on the school's front lawn, facing Port Washi...

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New York City Now Required to Provide Menstrual Products for Girls in School

New York City Now Required to Provide Menstrual Products for Girls in School

New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced via Twitter that schools will now be required to provide free menstrual products for girls in grades 6-12. These products will be available in every girl's bathroom in New York State schools. Back...

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Register Now for Free Full-Day Summer Academy Programs via the NYC Department of Education

Register Now for Free Full-Day Summer Academy Programs via the NYC Department of Education

Registration is now open for Summer in the City's Summer Academy programs. These programs offer New York City kids in grades 2-12 free, full-day summer programing with hands-on STEM activities, reading and math curriculum, and visits to museums, pa...

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NYC High School Graduation Rate Hits An All-Time High

NYC High School Graduation Rate Hits An All-Time High

New rules are easing the way for more students to earn diplomas.

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Success Academy Emphasizes Rigor and Personal Support

Success Academy Emphasizes Rigor and Personal Support

With 46 schools across the city, this charter school system improves upon its curriculum constantly.

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CVS Health and Northside Center Expand Mental Health Services Across NYC Schools

CVS Health and Northside Center Expand Mental Health Services Across NYC Schools

CVS Health and Northside Center recently announced a four-year partnership with a $200,000 corporate grant from CVS Health to expand mental health clinics for NYC students in low-income neighborhoods.

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New App Helps with NYC High School Admissions

New App Helps with NYC High School Admissions

The NYC High School Application Guide is a free mobile app that helps NYC students with their search for a high school.

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International Academy of New York Opens on the Upper East Side

International Academy of New York Opens on the Upper East Side

International Academy of New York, a school with a bilingual focus, opened on the Upper East Side for students in nursery school to second grade in September.

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How New York and New Jersey Public Schools Rank in the U.S.

How New York and New Jersey Public Schools Rank in the U.S.

See how New York and New Jersey public schools rank in comparison to other state's public schools.

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Fire Island School District Expands Pre-K and Non-Resident Enrollment

Fire Island School District Expands Pre-K and Non-Resident Enrollment

Fire Island School District will soon be offering full-day pre-K and an expanded non-resident enrollment program at its public elementary school.

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New York City to Launch 3-K for All

New York City to Launch 3-K for All

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced plans to bring free, full-day, early childhood education to every 3-year-old in NYC.

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Yonkers Public School Teachers Required to Answer Emails From Parents

Yonkers Public School Teachers Required to Answer Emails From Parents

Yonkers Public Schools teachers must answer emails from parents and students in a new deal met by the Yonkers City Council.

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East Meadow School District Declares Diwali an Official School Holiday

East Meadow School District Declares Diwali an Official School Holiday

East Meadow School District declares Diwali an official holiday for the 2017-2018 school year calendar.

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The 2017 NYC Kindergarten Application is Now Open

The 2017 NYC Kindergarten Application is Now Open

The 2017 New York City Kindergarten application is now open.

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Parents of New York City Kindergarten Students Will Receive Money to Save for College

Parents of New York City Kindergarten Students Will Receive Money to Save for College

The New York City Child Savings Account will launch in fall 2017 for low-income families with kindergarten students to start saving money for college tuition.

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Park Slope School Says No to Homework

Park Slope School Says No to Homework

A Park Slope elementary school has put an end to traditional homework and replaced it with play-based learning.

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5 Tips for Getting Into NYC's Public High Schools

5 Tips for Getting Into NYC's Public High Schools

The application process for public New York City high schools can be baffling. Here are our top tips for navigating a confusing system.

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NYC Education Department Working to Diversify Specialized High Schools

NYC Education Department Working to Diversify Specialized High Schools

The New York City Education Department is expected to announce a plan today to help black and Hispanic students gain acceptance to some of the most competitive high schools.

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Graduation 2016: Inspiring Stories of This Year's Graduates

Graduation 2016: Inspiring Stories of This Year's Graduates

A round-up of amazing stories of NY-area graduates from local high schools and colleges.

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Last District in Suffolk County Without Full-Day Kindergarten Gets Approved for One

Last District in Suffolk County Without Full-Day Kindergarten Gets Approved for One

The Harborfields Board of Education voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve a cap-piercing $82.85 million school budget that includes a full-day kindergarten program.

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Hundreds of New Pre-K Spots Open Throughout Queens

Hundreds of New Pre-K Spots Open Throughout Queens

Despite hundreds of new pre-kindergarten seats that are opening in Queens for next school year, competition remains fierce and waitlists remain long in many heavily populated neighborhoods.

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Student Artwork Exhibit Is Now on Display at the Guggenheim Museum

Student Artwork Exhibit Is Now on Display at the Guggenheim Museum

A Year with Children is an annual exhibit, now in its 45th year, that showcases the artwork of New York City public school students in grades 2-6 at the Guggenheim Museum.

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Garden School Announces Full Merit Scholarship Winners 2016

Garden School Announces Full Merit Scholarship Winners 2016

Garden School in Jackson Heights announced its full Merit Scholarship winners for 2016: Asia Chen, a fifth-grader from Flushing, and Michael O'Sullivan, a fifth-grader who lives in Sunnyside.

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs is the Founder of a New Harlem Charter School

Sean 'Diddy' Combs is the Founder of a New Harlem Charter School

Sean "Diddy" Combs announced Monday the August 2016 opening of the new Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School in Manhattan.

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NYC Pre-K Receives Rave Reviews

NYC Pre-K Receives Rave Reviews

A significant number of New York families are more than satisfied with their experience with universal Pre-K, a survey reported by the New York Daily News revealed.

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New Study: New York City Kids Who Attend Pre-k are More Likely to Try Out For Gifted Classes

New Study: New York City Kids Who Attend Pre-k are More Likely to Try Out For Gifted Classes

A new study shows that New York City kids who attend Pre-k are more likely to try out for gifted programs later on.

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NYC Parents Getting More Involved with their Kids Education

NYC Parents Getting More Involved with their Kids Education

When it comes to their children’s education, NYC parents are more involved than ever, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña told the New York Daily News.

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1.1 Million NYC Students to Get Free Microsoft Office

1.1 Million NYC Students to Get Free Microsoft Office

Thanks to a new partnership between New York City Public Schools and Microsoft, all of NYC’s 1.1 million students will be receiving free copies of Microsoft Office Software.

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City Announces Plan for New Elementary School Downtown

City Announces Plan for New Elementary School Downtown

Plans are underway for the construction of a 476-seat elementary school in downtown Manhattan to address overcrowding issues.

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Pre-K Enrollment Begins Jan. 25 in New York City

Pre-K Enrollment Begins Jan. 25 in New York City

Pre-K enrollment in New York City starts Jan. 25. Are you ready?

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NYC High School Graduation Rates Are up in 2015

NYC High School Graduation Rates Are up in 2015

The Department of Education reports an overall rise in graduation rates in New York City, despite tougher requirements for students to receive diplomas.

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NYC’s First German Dual Language Program Now Accepting Applications

NYC’s First German Dual Language Program Now Accepting Applications

P.S. 17 Hendy D. Woodworth in Williamsburg, is the city’s first German dual language program and is now accepting applications.

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Five Families Discuss Their School Choices

Five Families Discuss Their School Choices

Five area families discuss why they chose the type of school to which they send their children—parochial, charter, public, or private—and the benefits they found in each school setting.

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8 NYC Schools Named Top Innovative Schools in U.S.

8 NYC Schools Named Top Innovative Schools in U.S.

Eight New York schools named to the Top Innovative Schools list in a country-wide round-up of boundary breaking educational institutions.

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All NYC Students to be Taught Computer Science by 2025

All NYC Students to be Taught Computer Science by 2025

Mayor De Blasio is putting city schools' focus squarely on the science of computers. By 2025, our students will be better prepared for the burgeoning technology jobs in the city.

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Long Island Back to School Resources

Long Island Back to School Resources

Your resources for Long Island schools in Nassau County and Suffolk County, after-school classes for kids, music classes, dance classes, art classes, youth theater programs, sports teams in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and fitness programs, after-...

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NYC Department of Education goes door to door to draw out parents

NYC Department of Education goes door to door to draw out parents

The city is trying to reach parents of kids in the lowest-performing schools by taking the old-fashioned approach.

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Charter School for Excellence to Open in Stamford

Charter School for Excellence to Open in Stamford

Stamford Charter School for Excellence, which is based on the proven model of the Bronx Charter School for Excellence, is set to open in the fall. The charter school in Stamford is accepting applications for pre-K through first grade.

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