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Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, which for many years was a leading educational institution in Brooklyn, is closing, school officials announced Monday. … Full Article

Bishop Ford High School to close

Park Slope
Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, which for many years was a leading educational institution in Brooklyn, is closing, school officials announced Monday. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton HS students stranded overnight

Bay Ridge
It was a school trip that took longer than planned. Much longer. Students from Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge were stranded overnight by the side of the road on a Florida highway after their charter bus broke down. … Full Article

Fontbonne students join global campaign for girls’ education

Bay Ridge
“Girl Rising” is the name of a global campaign to promote the education of women and girls in developing countries. Students at Fontbonne Hall Academy, a Catholic high school for girls in Bay Ridge, learned about the campaign from a filmmaker who presented “Girl Rising,” a movie focusing on the s … Full Article

Nature lovers: Trim ivy and mulch the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday

Columbia Waterfront
Want to work in the sun with conservation-minded folks and beautify the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday? … Full Article

Brooklyn’s ‘Nerd Herd’ advances to robot regionals

Downtown
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 participate in NYC FIRST’s robotics competition. … Full Article

Bay Ridge luncheon raises funds for student scholarships

Bay Ridge
The guests eagerly placed their bids on prizes that ranged from a 19-inch flat screen television to a Coach make-up case to a brownie maker. More than 50 prizes were there for the taking, if you had the right raffle ticket. … Full Article

Parents, teachers, kids, pols rally against charter school plan

Bensonhurst
Chanting “Eva go home!” and “No Co, No Co, No Co-location!” more than 100 people took part in a protest demonstration outside Seth Low Intermediate School in Bensonhurst on March 7 against a plan to move one of the Success Academy charter schools run by former councilwoman Eva Moskowitz int … Full Article

Changes to the SAT coming for high school students

New York City
The College Board has announced some major changes to the SAT, one of two entrance exams – the other is the ACT -- required for admission to many colleges across the country. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio releases plan to double after-school programs for middle schoolers

New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday released a white paper detailing his plan to double the number of free, high-quality after-school programs for New York City middle school students, providing a slot for every kid who needs one.  … Full Article

Golden defends charter schools

Bay Ridge
While several of his fellow southern Brooklyn elected officials were criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio over Hizzoner’s decision to allow plans for two charter schools to share space with traditional public schools in Bensonhurst to move forward, state Sen. … Full Article
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