Michael McShane asked his students their favorite color on the first day of school. Some students gave him blank stares; one immediately responded: “Pizza.”
A new report from the Citizens’ Committee for Children ranked neighborhoods based on indicators of childhood success and happiness.
Flatbush, Midwood and eastern Kensington are facing an important issue: overcrowding in elementary schools.
A mini-documentary about hip-hop in Brooklyn’s projects.
In Crown Heights’ M.S. 394, it was time for math in Jean Graham’s 5th grade class. On her green chalkboard, she wrote in white chalk: “Today we will continue to practice using data to plot a line graph. We will also interpret data from, and look at how, line graphs can be applied to […]
Some 70 students, teachers, parents and local union members marched Wednesday through Coney Island to protest state and city budget cuts to education.
Advocates and critics of a plan to open a charter school in the same building as three other schools in Cobble Hill clashed Tuesday night in the city’s first charter school co-location hearing of the year, according to GothamSchools.org. Speakers in favor of the establishment of Brooklyn’s third Success Academy school argued that it will […]
Imagine you’re a Hasidic Jewish boy of perhaps five years old. By this time, like other Hasidic boys, you’ve already been attending heder, primary school, for two years. Six days a week you rise early. Maybe you take the bus, if you live in the Hasidic community of Borough Park, or maybe you walk, if […]
At the beginning of September, Salve Regina Catholic Academy (nursery-8) opened its doors, a brand new Catholic school in East New York that formed from the merger of three struggling schools—St. Rita’s and St. Michael’s in East New York and St. Sylvester’s in City Line. Boasting more than 730 students, it is now the largest […]