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Bay Ridge luncheon raises money for scholarships

Hundreds of people turned out at the Bay Ridge Manor catering hall on Sunday to enjoy lunch, enter a raffle to win prizes and raise money for a scholarship fund for local students. … Full Article

Poly Prep senior wins Gold Key Award in 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing competition

Poly Prep artist and Rhode Island School of Design-bound senior Rowan McAllister (’15) won a Gold Key Award for a self-portrait in the photography category of the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. … Full Article

Xaverian High School is going co-ed

Xaverian High School, a Catholic high school in Bay Ridge that has been an all-male bastion in grades nine through 12 since it was founded during the Eisenhower Administration, is going co-ed. … Full Article

Fontbonne Hall starts guest speaker circuit to empower students

Fontbonne Hall Academy students have been exposed to a wide variety of viewpoints, thanks to the school’s Guest Speaker Circuit, a new program in which speakers are invited to the school to share tips on how to get ahead. … Full Article

Report: Don't rush to ax test for NYC specialized schools

New York City's elite specialized high schools have long been praised as bastions of excellence while facing criticism for their lack of diversity. … Full Article

NBA teams with Girls Who Code for Brooklyn project

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, Girls Who Code invited students from local clubs to present their innovative technology projects to a panel of executives from the NBA, Facebook and SAP, San Antonio Stars Center Jayne Appel and NBA Cares Ambassador Ruth Riley. … Full Article

High school introduces teen violence prevention classes

An innovative program aimed at preventing teen dating violence is going to become part of the curriculum at a Williamsburg high school. … Full Article

Grandmaster tells Poly Prep students: Chess is fun!

Maurice Ashley, the first African-American international chess grandmaster, recently paid a visit to Poly Prep Country Day School’s Bay Ridge campus, where he told students in Poly’s middle school about his efforts to convince people that chess, while a difficult endeavor, is also a fun gam … Full Article

"Humans of New York" helps raise $1 million so Brooklyn kids can visit Harvard

A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard. … Full Article

Fontbonne Hall introduces new business, journalism classes

Fontbonne Hall Academy is introducing new classes in business entrepreneurship and journalism, according to Principal Mary Spicijaric, who revealed the school’s plans at a recent open house event. … Full Article

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