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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the city’s other borough presidents in a letter to NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, urging the Department of Education (DOE) to take “immediate act … Full Article

Poly Prep students to study sea turtles in Costa Rica

Ten students from Poly Prep Country Day School are planning to take a nine-day trip to Costa Rica, but they’re not going to Central America to enjoy the beaches. … Full Article

Commodore Barry Club selects essay contest winners

The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, a group dedicated to raising public awareness of the heroism of Revolutionary War hero John Barry, has announced the winners of its student essay contest. … Full Article

Borough presidents want NYC to provide bottled water, other measures at schools testing high for lead

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the city’s other borough presidents in a letter to NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, urging the Department of Education (DOE) to take “immediate action” regarding elevated levels of lead in the drinking water at some New York City public schools. … Full Article

Matilda Cuomo brings mentor program to Midwood

Even though it was many years ago, Matilda Raffa Cuomo said she still remembers how intimidated she felt when she first walked into Midwood High School as a freshman. … Full Article

Busy times for Fontbonne Hall Academy students

The year 2017 is proving to be a busy one so far for students at Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge, who started off the year by taking a tour of the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and signing up for a contest for high school entrepreneurs. … Full Article

Golden to lead community Lunar New Year celebration at New Utrecht High School

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc., will host his annual Lunar New Year celebration, the Year of the Rooster, on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601 80th St. … Full Article

Snow day! NYC public schools & CUNY colleges closed on Thursday

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina made an early call on Wednesday and declared that all NYC public schools would be closed on Thursday due to the predicted severe snowstorm dubbed Niko. … Full Article

Mark Twain Intermediate School athletics students defeat police officers of the 60th Precinct

It was a remarkable match-up that pitted some of New York’s finest against top athletic students from a prestigious Brooklyn middle school. … Full Article

Thousands of PCB-contaminated lighting fixtures finally out of NYC schools

Here’s some good news for the city’s children: A multi-year effort to replace crumbling lighting fixtures containing toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in hundreds of public schools — many in Brooklyn — has been almost 100 percent accomplished. … Full Article

Adelphi students help Santa at Little North Pole

It has been a busy holiday season for students and teachers at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, including a recent trip to the Rockaways to help the organizer of a charity event set up a replica of the North Pole. … Full Article

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