Education & Kids
Junior High / High School

Brooklyn principals meet to discuss incoming high school freshmen

Kaye Houlihan, the principal of Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, recently welcomed to her school the principal of a Bensonhurst intermediate school whose eighth graders will be freshmen at Fort Hamilton in September. … Full Article

Ciao! Fontbonne students visit Italy

Eighteen members of the junior class at Fontbonne Hall Academy got the opportunity of a lifetime when they traveled to Italy and immersed themselves in Italian culture during the school’s recent winter break. … Full Article

Bay Ridge luncheon raises funds for Kassenbrock scholarships

Hundreds of people came to the Bay Ridge Manor on Sunday to help raise money to support a scholarship fund for college-bound high school students, and many of the attendees left the catering hall carrying fabulous prizes under their arms. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton Alumni Association inducts Hall of Famers

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge and the school’s Alumni Association decided to celebrate the major milestone in grand style with a gala dinner-dance, during which the organization inducted new members into its Alumni Hall of Fam … Full Article

Brooklyn teen named metropolitan region’s Youth Advocate of the Year

Brooklyn native Cedric Small was announced this week as the recipient of the Metropolitan Regions Youth Advocate of the Year (YaYa) at a ceremony held in Albany by the state Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control. He was also awarded a special recognition by state Sen. … Full Article

Move over Trump! Holy Angels students get presidential

Disney World has a famous Hall of Presidents, where visitors can see life-like models of the nation’s leaders move and talk like real people. But students at Holy Angels Catholic Academy proved that you don’t have to travel to Florida to see the occupants of the White House. … Full Article

Fariña: Progress on programs to prepare NYC students for college and careers

NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Tuesday described the progress the city has made on an ambitious bundle of programs designed to better prepare the city’s students for college and careers. … Full Article

Brooklyn students build borough’s longest plastic chain to draw attention to environmental crisis

Special Education students at Brooklyn’s James Madison High School built Brooklyn’s longest chain of plastic bags on record around the perimeter of the school building on Tuesday in an attempt to heighten awareness of an ever-growing crisis in our nation. … Full Article

How the Backstreet Boys helped student get into law school

Priscilla Consolo sure knows how to stand out in a crowd. … Full Article

East NY students take the stage with anti-drug message

“The play’s the thing,” as William Shakespeare wrote in “Hamlet,” and students in an East New York school used the stage to get across their anti-drug message to the community. … Full Article

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