Education & Kids
Junior High / High School

BUFFALO— New York's high school graduation rate improved slightly to 76.4 percent last year, despite the state's adoption of new learning standards. … Full Article

Xaverian students learn to live on $3 a day

What’s it like to live on a measly $3 a day? Students from Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge had the unique opportunity to find out when they took part in an urban retreat. … Full Article

Brooklyn District 13 CEC meeting to focus on middle and high school choice

School District 13’s Community Education Council (CEC) will be holding its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. … Full Article

Teachers at 2 Brooklyn high schools to reapply for jobs

Teachers at two of New York City's most troubled high schools will have to reapply for their jobs if they want to keep them.
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Open House draws prospective students to Xaverian

Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge welcomed prospective students and their parents to an Open House on Oct. 19, where visitors were greeted on the front steps by the school’s Pipe and Drum Corps. … Full Article

Five Poly Prep seniors earn nationwide academic honors

Five Upper School seniors at Poly Prep have earned nationwide academics honors, including three as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and two students as National Achievement Scholarship  semifinalists. … Full Article

Community board nixes educator’s idea to build science lab on Bay Ridge pier

A retired educator’s dream to get a marine science lab built on the Bay Ridge waterfront suffered a major setback on Monday when the local community board refused to add the proposed project to its list of city capital budget priorities. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney HS senior is scholarship finalist

A Catholic high school student from Brooklyn is close to getting the chance to fulfill her dream of a college education. Shannon Guerrero, 17, a senior at Bishop Kearney High School in Bensonhurst, is a finalist for the prestigious Peter M. … Full Article

Lennon Bus gives kids a Magical Mystery Tour

The late John Lennon, the legendary Beatle, would have turned 74 years old on Oct. 9. In keeping with the spirit of her late husband’s artistry, Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono Lennon, is bringing the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to a Williamsburg school on Thursday. … Full Article

Chris Mullin named to Xaverian High School’s board of trustees

Chris Mullin, a five-time NBA all-star, two-time Olympic gold medalist and an inductee into the NBA Hall of Fame, is taking on a new challenge – one that will have him helping to guide Brooklyn students. … Full Article
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