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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

Students mount campaign to fix Fort Hamilton Athletic Field

Years of football games, track meets and outdoor physical education classes have taken a toll on the Fort Hamilton High School Athletic Field, according to students, who said the field is in terrible shape and is badly in need of repairs. … Full Article

Jack Skillman, former headmaster of the Packer Collegiate Institute, dies at 80

John F. Skillman, Jr. “Jack” of Falmouth, ME, a former Headmaster of the Packer Collegiate Institute and life-long educator, died December 15th in Scarborough, ME at the age of 80.  … Full Article

New York student graduation rate rises despite standards

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

St. Joseph’s High School gets go-to-college funding help from National Grid

Good fences make good neighbors, but in the case of St. Joseph's High School, good neighbors make college possible. … Full Article

Fariña says school overcrowding hard to solve

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña came to a town hall in Bay Ridge Wednesday night and faced a surprising number of questions about a housing controversy in southwest Brooklyn and its impact on school overcrowding. … Full Article

Dikembe Mutombo gets computer science lesson from Brooklyn students

Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo got a lesson in computer science from some bright Brooklyn middle schoolers on Monday. … Full Article

Edward R. Murrow High School to mark 40th anniversary

Edward R. Murrow High School, named after the legendary CBS newsman, turned 40 years old last month and officials are making plans for a big celebration during the spring semester. Murrow alumni will be invited to join the anniversary party in the spring. … Full Article

Bob Costas goes to bat for buddy at Xaverian gala

Legendary sports broadcaster Bob Costas, who has covered everything from the Olympics to the World Series for NBC during his long career, took on the role of surprise guest at the Xaverian High School Gala, where he introduced one of the evening’s award winners, his friend Dr. Andrew C. … Full Article

Fariña to speak at town hall in Bay Ridge school

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is coming to Bay Ridge for a town hall on Dec. 10, where she will likely face questions from parents about overcrowded classrooms and other issues. … Full Article

Adelphi Academy students give back for the holidays

Volunteers from Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn recently turned into Santa’s helpers for a good cause. … Full Article
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