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Teacher up for $100,000 prize in trade school contest

A maritime teacher from the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School is a finalist in a contest that could net his school a cool $100,000. … Full Article

Adelphi Academy takes kids ‘Around the World in 155 Years’

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn is giving students the chance to travel around the globe without ever leaving Brooklyn. … Full Article

With light touch, Comfort Dog program enhances NYC schools

There’s nothing like a cuddle and some furry kisses during a rough day at school. … Full Article

Repercussions? Schools fail to offer sex ed required by law as STDs inch upward

An increase in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and disease (STD) among teenagers since 2015 has alarmed at least one public servant, who has conducted a study which finds that city schools are failing to provide basic sex education courses required by state law. … Full Article

School year kicks off with free lunch, better safety, higher scores in NYC

School for the city’s 1.1 million students kicks off today, and it looks to be a promising year. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney HS hires new assistant head of school

Peter Devlin, the former assistant principal of Curtis High School on Staten Island, has been named the new assistant head of school at Bishop Kearney High School, school officials announced this week. … Full Article

5 school health clinics in Brooklyn saved for one more year

After 10 days of determined advocacy from parents, nurses, school administrators and elected officials, SUNY Downstate reversed its decision to close five School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) serving more than 4,000 students in Brooklyn when school opens in September. … Full Article

Students enjoy urban farming at Kingsborough

Students from all over Brooklyn came to Kingsborough Community College this summer to study urban farming and capped off their session by presenting ideas on creating entrepreneurial opportunities in food and farm technology at a “Shark Tank” type of event. … Full Article

Award winning NBC producer joins Bishop Kearney staff

Starting in September, students at Bishop Kearney High School will get a unique opportunity to study broadcast journalism with a teacher who has firsthand experience in the field. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials protest state budget cuts to school health clinics

The state is poised to reduce funds for a program that helps keep disadvantaged children healthy, reduces school absenteeism — and actually saves the state money. … Full Article

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