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More than 100 NYC schools using controversial 'credit recovery' to boost grad rates  New York Post

More than 100 NYC high schools have enrolled students in “credit recovery” — a scheme increasingly criticized as a shoddy way to raise graduation rates, ...



New York State Budget: 4 Ways Your Daily Life May Change  The New York Times

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Crime and Racial Strife Didn’t Stop His Teams. Will a Locked School Door?  The New York Times

The Flames, a youth basketball program in Brooklyn, has a storied history, but now its founder is fighting the school it has long considered home base.



Audit slams city over 'troubling' grade-fixing fallout  New York Post

They cheated the kids. John Dewey HS students got credit for sham “Project Graduation” classes in a grade-fixing scheme that robbed them of their education,...



Brooklyn robotics team finishes 4th in international tournament  WABC-TV

A high school robotics team from John Dewey High School in Gravesend, Brooklyn competed in an international robotics tournament in Detroit last weekend and ...



A New Principal Pushes for Change. Then the Investigations Start.  The New York Times

Asked to revive troubled New York City schools, administrators have faced a flood of investigations that derail their efforts and, often, their careers.



NYC education officials to fire John Dewey High School principal after cheating scandal investigation - NY Da  New York Daily News

City Education Department officials are moving to fire a Brooklyn school leader after an investigation uncovered a cheating scandal.



So-Called ‘Easy Pass’ Grade-Fixing Scandal Rocks John Dewey High School In Brooklyn  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Teachers have blown the whistle on a massive grade-fixing scandal at a Brooklyn high school. Hundreds of students who didn't ...



Several weapons seized at NYC public schools on first day back  PIX11 New York

NEW YORK — Knives and other weapons, including a metal hair comb used to stab a student, were confiscated in several NYC public schools on the first day of ...



At John Dewey High School, Protests to Stop Closing  New York Times

Fighting to keep a beloved school alive, with rallies on Friday mornings.



Charges Dropped Against John Dewey H.S. Principal In Grade-Fixing Scandal  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An arbitrator has dismissed all charges against a Brooklyn high school principal who was terminated for her alleged involvement ...



Teaching high schools get a boost as New York City works to diversify its educator corps  Chalkbeat New York

Programs aimed at cultivating high school students interested in making teaching a career are undergoing a significant expansion in New York City, in the city's ...



Reggae star condemns gun violence at Brooklyn school  News 12 Brooklyn

Reggae star Mr. Vegas condemned violence while speaking at John Dewey High School in Gravesend.



Grade-fixing principal reinstated thanks to DOE blunders  New York Post

An arbitrator reversed the firing of the principal of John Dewey HS in Brooklyn despite findings that she had run an easy-pass scheme that awarded students ...



Brooklyn teen arrested for threatening to shoot up high school - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

A Brooklyn teen was taken into custody Tuesday morning after threatening to shoot up his high school on Facebook, police sources said.



Teen threatens to shoot up high school on Facebook  New York Post

A 16-year-old student was arrested Tuesday for posting a Facebook threat to shoot up his Brooklyn high school, authorities said. A tipster told cops about the...



NYC HS teachers: Principal gave us bad ratings as retaliation  New York Post

Teachers at Brooklyn's scandal-plagued John Dewey HS say they are being punished with bad performance evaluations for standing up to the principal, who ...



Grade-fixing ex-principal lands $157K job as DOE administrator  New York Post

The city will not appeal a decision to dismiss cheating charges against former Dewey HS Principal Kathleen Elvin, and will keep her on as a six-figure...



DOE 'whitewashed' wrongdoing at grade-fixing high school  New York Post

Despite evidence that hundreds of high-school students were put in sham “Project Graduation” classes in which they received no instruction, the city...



Retired teacher suing school involved in grade-fixing scam  New York Post

A crusading retired teacher– who recently won an appellate case to keep School Leadership Teams open to the public– has now filed a suit against the...



John Dewey High School students unveil mechanical pitcher at MCU Park in Coney Island - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The other night at MCU Park in Coney Island, students from John Dewey High School's booming robotics program unveiled a 150-pound robot that can throw a ...



Investigation: New Records Reveal What It Takes to Be One of the 75 NYC Teachers Fired for Misconduct or Incompetence Between 2015 and 2016  The 74

Seventy-five tenured teachers found guilty of abuse or incompetence — many of them male, veteran educators assigned to struggling New York City schools ...



A Lockdown, Then Relief, at a Brooklyn School  New York Times Blogs

John Dewey High School in Brooklyn was under a lockdown for several hours today after a substitute teacher saw a student holding a handgun in a classroom.



Gonzalez: Protesters eye bogus classes used to boost graduation rates  New York Daily News

Project Graduation pupils simply had to show up and fill out individual “course packets,” according to teachers assigned the course.



30 stars who attended NYC public high schools  New York Daily News

From Nicki Minaj to Lucy Liu, see a list of celebs who are proud alumni of New York City high schools.



Gravesend for famed John Dewey High School?  New York Daily News

A John Dewey high school safety officer was attacked by an outsider at a Friday night dance — and yesterday the principal warned teachers the school is in ...



Failings of One Brooklyn High School May Threaten a Neighbor's Success  New York Times

Set just a few subway stops apart in blue-collar Brooklyn, drawing from a similar pool of new immigrants and American-born blacks, two high schools spent the ...



As one 'master principal' stumbles, others try to juggle two schools at once  Chalkbeat New York

One prominent "master principal" recently gave up his dual role running two schools. But a half-dozen other principals are trying to make it work.



New Rochelle: Higher graduation rates a worthy goal and a slippery slope  The Journal News | LoHud.com

It's been a real bad year for New Rochelle High School, which is now facing questions about grade inflation and the very credibility of its graduation rates.



High school handing out stress balls to misbehaving students  New York Post

This is how they deal with school troublemakers in the de Blasio era — just have 'em squeeze some balls. Brooklyn's John Dewey High School has resorted...



A Family Murdered, a Brother in Jail and a Deepening Mystery in New Jersey  The New York Times

The killing of a family of four in upscale Colts Neck, N.J., appeared to be connected to the arrest of a victim's brother in a nearby arson fire.



What we know about family killed on Colts Neck estate  NJ.com

Caneiro, 50, his wife Jennifer Caneiro, 45, and two of their children died in an apparent quadruple homicide at the family's sprawling estate on Willow Brook ...



These 854 schools stand to benefit from New York City's $125M funding boost  Chalkbeat New York

The new money won't be shared equally among the city's schools.



Pushing for Change, Bronx Principal Is Undone by Investigation  The New York Times

As a deputy schools chancellor under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Santiago Taveras oversaw efforts to close many of New York City's large and troubled ...



Short and sweet  The Jewish Standard

'Passover' tells the story quickly, so no one has to ask when it will be time to eat.



Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Learns the Politics as He Prepares for Democratic Primary  NY1

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez leads one of the largest DA offices in America, but he is not well known to voters. Gonzalez hopes to change that ...



New York City Task Force Targets Cheating by Teachers and Principals  New York Times

The New York City Department of Education said on Tuesday that it would establish a task force to root out cheating by teachers and administrators in city ...



SPONGEBOB's Robert Taylor, Jr. Announces Summer Concerts  Broadway World

Broadway's Robert Taylor, Jr. of 'SpongeBob SquarePants' will play a series of music concerts in Summer 2018 in New York City.



Chynna Battle, Shot Bed-Stuy Mom, Remembered By Hundreds At Funeral  Patch.com

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN — Hundreds of people gathered in Brownsville Friday to mourn Chynna Battle, the young Bed-Stuy mother who lost her ...



Leaving New York to Find the American Dream in Philadelphia  The New York Times

Philadelphia is well known as a destination for hipsters priced out of New York City. But it is increasingly appealing to foreign-born New Yorkers as well.



How many bullying complaints were reported at your New York City high school this year?  Chalkbeat New York

Over 4,200 bullying complaints were reported across the city's schools in the first half of this school year, with close to half of them substantiated after officials ...



Borough President Adams Announces $50 Million Investment in STEAM Education for Brooklyn Schools  BKLYNER

Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced an investment of more than $55 million in funds for STEAM education in Brooklyn schools.



From Legos to underwater robotics: How Coney Island teachers are creating a marine science "pipeline" for students  Chalkbeat New York

A group of teachers in Coney Island wants to build a marine science pipeline all the way from the first day of elementary school through college or into a career.



School grades: Department of Education data show less than a third of New York City high school students are c  New York Daily News

Just 29% of public high school students in the city are prepared for college-level work, new statistics released Monday show.



Foul! Brooklyn hoops group says it's getting booted from home court  New York Daily News

The leader of a well-known Brooklyn youth basketball group is whistling a foul on a city principal, saying the kids were abruptly tossed out of their longtime home ...



Brooklyn Italians own lengthy soccer history  amNY

Major League Soccer made a permanent home in the Big Apple just a few years ago. But on the lower levels of the sport, soccer has been a staple in Brooklyn ...



Behind city's latest credit-recovery controversy is a complicated history  Chalkbeat Indiana

Low-performing high schools, now under threat of being taken over by outside groups, are still under pressure to increase their four-year graduation rates.



Another Smelly Summer? Sewage Bacteria Swarms Coney Island Creek, Again  BKLYNER

Last year, Beach Haven Apartments, a private luxury apartment complex was caught dumping 200,000 gallons of raw sewage per day into the Coney Island ...



The Culture Caught Up With Spike Lee — Now What?  The New York Times

After more than three decades as a provocateur, the filmmaker has returned to the movie that made him famous.



Summer programs dedicated to STEM fields show NYC students how to keep learning during summer months  New York Daily News

Even a sunny day in the park — and maybe especially such a day — can be a time for learning.



Diana Kim, Russell Constantine  New York Times

Dr. Diana Maria Kim and Russell Constantine were married Saturday by the Rev. Jeffrey White, a Presbyterian minister, at the Plaza hotel in Manhattan.



Principal Reassigned After Accusations Of Grade-Fixing At Bronx High School  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A principal accused of fixing grades at a Bronx school has been reassigned, according the city Department of Education.



Soul Alive: Paterson Catholic High School dances to the music  New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Saturday mornings on WPIX in the 70's meant tuning in to "Soul Alive" -- Channel 11's very own dance show which featured local high schools.



Robert Taylor, Jr. Of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Releases A Hip-Hop Dancehall Song  Broadway World

Broadway's Robert Taylor, Jr. of 'SpongeBob SquarePants' has released a 'Hip-Hop Dancehall' recording - 'Rock That Body Gyal' - written by Robert Taylor, Jr.



Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Receives Award for Promoting Multicultural Unity  Patch.com

Williamsburg-Greenpoint, NY - "I am deeply honored to be able to carry out District Attorney Thompson's vision of equal justice for all in Brooklyn," Gonzalez ...



106 city schools in danger of closing due to poor performance - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Up to more schools in the city could be closed for poor performance after the state released a revamped target list of struggling schools.



Celebrities who hail from Brooklyn  amNewYork

Brooklyn has been the birthplace of many big-name celebrities, from The Notorious B.I.G. to Notorious RBG (better known as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader ...



Bronx High School Principal Accused Of Changing Failing Grades  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The principal of a failing Bronx school was under investigation Monday night on allegations of grade fixing – changing scores so ...



She Once Worked on a Roller Coaster, and Now Her Life Resembles One  New York Times

Sharae Turner did not care much for roller coasters before she took a job at an amusement park in Florida. But since her job required it, she managed to strap ...



Dr. Joanne Sylvia Luciano Is UVI's New Professor Of Data Science -  VI Consortium

The University of the Virgin Islands on Thursday welcomed Dr. Joanne Sylvia Luciano to its college of science and mathematics arm, according to a release the ...



The New York Times Awards Scholarships to 8 Students  New York Times

The winners of the scholarships showed poise in overcoming setbacks and becoming high school luminaries.



Leaning on the Stars to Make Sense of the World  The New York Times

Astrology has long had its believers and its skeptics, but horoscopes still cover the pages of publications in New York and across the globe.



Thinking about Edward R. Murrow for your kid? Read this story right now  BrooklynPapers.com

A Brooklyn high school founded as a bastion of student freedom has become one of the borough's most strict, thanks to a principal with a penchant for ...



Marty Markowitz on final whirlwind tour through Brooklyn's high school graduations - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz loves speaking at graduations almost as much as his beloved Junior's and Cyclone. The boisterous beep has ...



Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Receives the Rev. A. R. Bernard and Social Justice Leader Bertha Lewis Endorsements  Our Time Press

On Sunday, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez received the endorsement of the Rev. A.R. Bernard, pastor of the Christian Cultural Center and social ...



New names selected for schools expected to close, reopen in the fall Banana Kelly, Lehman High will be shelved  New York Daily News

Goodbye, Flushing High School. Hello, Rupert B. Thomas Academy at the Flushing Campus. The city is steamrolling forward with plans to close then reopen 24 ...



Career and technical education programs are in vogue. So why is it so hard to start one?  Chalkbeat Colorado

As career and technical education programs expand and morph into a dizzying array of new career fields, many are slowed down by the state's stringent ...



FIRST Robotics 2014 - The Ball-Playing Robots of FIRST NYC 2014  Popular Mechanics

High school robot builders gathered in New York City this weekend for one of our favorite events, the FIRST Robotics regionals.



Brooklyn's 'Nerd Herd' advances to robot regionals  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

On Saturday, hundreds of high school students and an army of rolling robots filled the gym at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn to ...



Mother berated by killer's supporters as she grieves son in Brooklyn court  New York Daily News

A heartbroken mother was verbally attacked in a Brooklyn courtroom Wednesday as she mourned the death of her oldest son.



Coach helps save stabbed student - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

A Brooklyn basketball coach helped save the life of an honors student Friday after the boy was stabbed repeatedly inside a city high school.



Kingston school board election has three incumbents, two challengers  The Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Three incumbents and two challengers are running for three seats on the Kingston Board of Education.



Brooklyn College's First Rhodes Scholar Works to Boost Today's Students  BC Hot News

Two decades after becoming Brooklyn College's first Rhodes Scholar, Lisette Nieves '92 has returned to her alma mater as a member of the faculty. Nieves is ...



Spike Lee talks college, race and filmmaking  Binghamton University Pipe Dream

For Black History Month, Spike Lee spoke to a crowd of over 700 on Thursday night in the Events Center about the movies he's directed, his experience making ...



Local Pols Say They Were Kept In The Dark On Gravesend Oil Spill; DEC Responds  BKLYNER

“Stop Dumping On Us” shouted local pols, civic leaders, and advocates this morning near the site of a 27,000-gallon diesel oil spill into the Gravesend Bay last ...



Christine Ferrantelli, Daniel Sullivan are engaged  SILive.com

Ferrantelli-SullivanFamily Photo STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Christine Ferrantelli of Brooklyn and Daniel Sullivan of Grant City have announced their engagement.



C-CAP Grad Pastry Chef Stephanie Grajales  Total Food Service

Sampling Stephanie's recent creations at an event, Susan Robbins, C-CAP's President, noted, “Stephanie has tremendous talent and for those who don't ...



Read Spike Lee's Open Letter to the New York Times About Gentrification  New York Magazine

In Sunday's New York Times, film critic A.O. Scott delivered a nostalgic column about the ever-changing borough of Brooklyn and its portrayal onscreen, using ...



De Blasio Playing Defense Over Decision To Scrap Plans For 3 Charter Schools  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Public school and charter school parents are speaking out about Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement Thursday to deny space to ...



The Basketball-Shooting Bots of FIRST Robotics NYC  Popular Mechanics

A Robotic Version of March Madness took place Sunday as 66 teams competed in the New York regional of FIRST Robotics. The game: Rebound Rumble, ...



Scaffolds are everywhere in New York City  Crain's New York Business

One day in 2004, workmen arrived at the corner of West 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem to erect a sidewalk shed, one of those unsightly ...



Musical cars: Here's how Car2Go's fleet gets moved around all day, every day  Brooklyn Paper

Moving your car once a week for street cleaning seems like a breeze compared to this guy's job. The car company Daimler launched its car-share *service* ...



In New York City, a New Mandate on Sex Education  New York Times

For the first time in nearly two decades, students in New York City 's public middle and high schools will be required to take sex-education classes beginning this ...



NYC's most notorious cold cases  New York Post

In the last year, two of the city's most infamous murder cases have moved one step closer to closure. Pedro Hernadez confessed to strangling Etan Patz in the...



State Senate District 23 - Staten Island/Brooklyn  Gotham Gazette

GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES Alfred B. Curtis (Rep/Ind/Con) Diane Savino (Dem/WF) PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS: Winner - Diane Savino PRIMARY ...



Pushing Back at Pushy Recruiters  New York Times

A mural that is slowly going up on the industrial edge of Sunset Park is shaping up to be one huge Do Not Disturb sign directed at military recruiters. Its creators?



Inmates Put Down Guns, Turn Backs on Drugs, Gangs with Life-Altering Program  Patch.com

Riverhead, NY - Patch went into the Suffolk County Correctional Facility to interview inmates and learn about Council for Unity, changing lives.



Nicola Raschella, Kim Lizotte are married  SILive.com

RomeoMr. and Mrs. Nicola RaschellaSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Nuptial vows were exchanged Dec. 17 by Kim Ann Lizotte of Elm Park and Nicola Raschella of ...



Why lower league U.S. soccer is worth your time  Once A Metro

There are those who consider themselves "above" the lower leagues of football. They perhaps don't appreciate watching semi-professional players spend 90 ...



Serge Shapiro Joins TD Bank as Sales and Service Manager at Edison, NJ, Store  Wolfe News Wire

EDISON, N.J. October 9, 2014 TD Bank, America s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Serge Shapiro as Sales and *Service* Manager of the store located at ...



Brearley Tops Survey of Private Schools  New York Sun

Mayor Bloomberg got the whole city talking by assigning letter grades to the public schools. Some suggested charter schools should be next, and they were.



Don't call it Frisbee: The spirited rise of Ultimate, the sport with heart  Montreal Gazette

They don't call it "cultimate" for nothing. Here I was being lured in, considering taking up a new sport at the ripe old age of 42.



At Calhoun School, Longer Classes in 5 Short Terms  New York Times

The Calhoun School, a Manhattan private school, has opted for longer classes in five short terms, a block schedule that has waned in popularity in public ...



Before they were famous Photos  ABC News

Madonna during her freshman year at Adams High School, Rochester, Mich., 1973. Right, Madonna launches MDNA SKIN collection at Ludlow House, Sept.



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