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Repercussions? Schools fail to offer sex ed required by law as STDs inch upward

An increase in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and disease (STD) among teenagers since 2015 has alarmed at least one public servant, who has conducted a study which finds that city schools are failing to provide basic sex education courses required by state law. … Full Article

School year kicks off with free lunch, better safety, higher scores in NYC

School for the city’s 1.1 million students kicks off today, and it looks to be a promising year. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney HS hires new assistant head of school

Peter Devlin, the former assistant principal of Curtis High School on Staten Island, has been named the new assistant head of school at Bishop Kearney High School, school officials announced this week. … Full Article

5 school health clinics in Brooklyn saved for one more year

After 10 days of determined advocacy from parents, nurses, school administrators and elected officials, SUNY Downstate reversed its decision to close five School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) serving more than 4,000 students in Brooklyn when school opens in September. … Full Article

Students enjoy urban farming at Kingsborough

Students from all over Brooklyn came to Kingsborough Community College this summer to study urban farming and capped off their session by presenting ideas on creating entrepreneurial opportunities in food and farm technology at a “Shark Tank” type of event. … Full Article

Award winning NBC producer joins Bishop Kearney staff

Starting in September, students at Bishop Kearney High School will get a unique opportunity to study broadcast journalism with a teacher who has firsthand experience in the field. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials protest state budget cuts to school health clinics

The state is poised to reduce funds for a program that helps keep disadvantaged children healthy, reduces school absenteeism — and actually saves the state money. … Full Article

Carole King’s gift to her high school, a "Beautiful" piano

Sing for Hope, the nonprofit organization famous for placing pianos in public spaces around New York City to allow everyday residents to enjoy music outdoors, has a special gift for Brooklyn’s James Madison High School. … Full Article

Chef Vincent Tropepe says teens cooked up good app

A famous TV chef is busy this summer spreading his love of the culinary arts to schools in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Adelphi Class of 2017 boasts 100% college acceptance rate

The Class of 2017 of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn is marching forward into the future after having maintained the school’s rich tradition of ensuring a 100 percent college acceptance rate.  … Full Article

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