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Criticism is mounting over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to increase the number of black and Hispanic students admitted into the city's elite specialized high schools by getting rid of the Specialize … Full Article

SHSAT hits the fan: Asians call NYC Chancellor’s Specialized High School remarks divisive, disrespectful

Criticism is mounting over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to increase the number of black and Hispanic students admitted into the city's elite specialized high schools by getting rid of the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). … Full Article

Boerum Hill gym teacher accused of choking students during fight

A gym teacher at the Khalil Gibran International Academy in Boerum Hill was accused of choking two students during a fight.  … Full Article

De Blasio seeks to eliminate high-stakes test for NYC’s elite specialized high schools

After years of claims of racial discrimination, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday announced plans to change the admissions process at the city's elite specialized high schools by getting rid of the grueling, high-stakes admission exam known as the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). … Full Article

Murrow chess team, a New York City powerhouse, falls short at national championship

The Edward R. Murrow HS chess team — famed in the borough and the reigning state champ — placed 13th out of a field of 443 schools competing in the National High School Chess Championship this past weekend, placing the Midwood-based public school in the top 3 percent in the nation. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s Fontbonne Hall Academy celebrates 80th anniversary

Fontbonne Hall Academy has had a great year. Well, make that 80 great years of turning out promising high school graduates who have gone on to top colleges across the country. … Full Article

Computer science fair draws more than 2,000 teens

A team from Brooklyn Technical High School was among the big winners at a computer science and technology fair for New York City high school students that drew the participation of more than 2,000 teenagers on Wednesday. … Full Article

Wechsler tapped to be education director of InterSchool Orchestras

One of the city’s most well-known music programs for students has a new educational leader. The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) has tapped Dr. David Wechsler, Brooklyn resident, to be its new director of education, ISO officials announced. … Full Article

Teens excel at Youth Tech Challenge

More than 50 students from Central Brooklyn got the chance to learn how to code, create apps and solve problems at a Youth Tech Challenge held at Medgar Evers College on a recent Sunday. … Full Article

Homeless students falling through the cracks at NYC schools, Comptroller’s report says

According to an audit released by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer on Thursday, thousands of homeless students may be falling through the cracks at public schools. … Full Article

Music x Tech Fest gives Murrow HS kids chance to shine

“American Idol” is back but at Edward R. Murrow High School, the talk is all about another kind of celebration of musical talent.  … Full Article

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