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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, B … Full Article

Xaverian establishes high school girls’ sports program

Xaverian High School, a Catholic school that will be going co-ed in September of 2016, is busy laying the groundwork for a female sports program. … Full Article

Xaverian students make heavenly music with harps

There are people who believe that they will hear harps playing when they enter heaven. But that heavenly sound can already be heard at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, where there are three harp ensembles showcasing the talents of students. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney HS welcomes new Eucharistic ministers

Seven seniors at Bishop Kearney High School have been commissioned to serve as Eucharistic ministers by the Catholic Church, a responsibility that includes distributing Holy Communion during Mass. … Full Article

SAT, AP test scores up for NYC students

More New York City public high school students took the SAT exams and scored higher on them during the 2014-2015 school year compared to the previous year, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced on Wednesday. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney HS goes gold for alum’s daughter

Bishop Kearney High School held a fundraiser and tied gold bows on the fence surrounding the school in September to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to pay tribute to the courage of the young daughter of a Kearney alum. … Full Article

Fontbonne students guide Visitation girls through STEM

Two of Bay Ridge’s Catholic schools are working together on a project aimed at promoting the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as desirable courses of study for female students. … Full Article

Alicia Keys helps Murrow HS launch music tech program

Alicia Keys is helping to give Brooklyn students the “keys” to success…as in musical keys. The music superstar donated money to help Edward R. Murrow High School launch a new music technology program and then showed up at the school on Friday to sing with students. … Full Article

Xaverian HS wrapped in gold ribbon by students

Teenagers wrapped yards and yards of ribbon around their Bay Ridge school, but it wasn’t a youthful prank. These kids were serious. … Full Article

Fontbonne partners with Brown to promote STEM for girls

It’s a long way from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to Providence, Rhode Island, but academic institutions in those two communities are teaming up to encourage girls to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). … Full Article

Edward R. Murrow HS teacher wins prestigious Sloan award

How do you teach complex macroeconomic concepts like supply and demand, balance of trade and inflation to high school students? … Full Article

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