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Golden defends charter schools

Bay Ridge
While several of his fellow southern Brooklyn elected officials were criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio over Hizzoner’s decision to allow plans for two charter schools to share space with traditional public schools in Bensonhurst to move forward, state Sen. … Full Article

De Blasio's approval of Bensonhurst charter schools angers pols, parents

Mayor Bill de Blasio overruled plans for three charter schools to share space with regular public schools that had been previously approved by his predecessor Michael Bloomberg, but in his decision, announced on Feb. … Full Article

Fontbonne students make it to finals of National History Bowl

Bay Ridge
Forget the Super Bowl! Students at one Bay Ridge school will compete for a different kind of championship. … Full Article

Three high schools to compete in BROOKLYN SINGS competition

A grand show business tradition of Brooklyn high schools is getting a new twist. SING!, the school talent show that pits students from the same school against each other, is for the first time going to feature a three-school rivalry. … Full Article

Kassenbrock Scholarship Fund rewards students for community service

Bay Ridge
Councilman Vincent Gentile remembers how happy he was many years ago when as a senior at Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, he was awarded a scholarship from the Kassenbrock Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund. … Full Article

BCS internship program changes futures

It might be unusual for a typical high school student to intern at a news organization, but at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, it is a regular part of their curriculum.  … Full Article

BPL celebrates anniversary of new tech center

Crown Heights
This month, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of its multifunctional, innovative technology center, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons.  … Full Article

Fontbonne Hall students fight sex trafficking

Bay Ridge
There’s a dark side to the Super Bowl that no one likes to talk about. … Full Article

Poly Prep student is the Teen Ink Awards' editor's choice

Teen Ink pinned an “Editor’s Choice” award on Poly junior’s Jada Baijnath ’15 short story, “House” and published it last month on Teen Ink’s website. … Full Article

With De Blasio’s pick of Carmen Fariña as Schools Chancellor, parents hope to regain voice in kids’ education

New York City
In the gym of M.S. 51, the Park Slope middle school once attended by both of his children, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio on Monday announced his appointment of veteran educator Carmen Fariña as New York City Schools Chancellor.  … Full Article
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