Education & Kids
Junior High / High School

It’s quite a coup when a high school can say that a member of its senior class has been accepted into an Ivy League university. But five seniors? Now that’s something to boast about! … Full Article

Report: Don't rush to ax test for NYC specialized schools

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

NBA teams with Girls Who Code for Brooklyn project

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, Girls Who Code invited students from local clubs to present their innovative technology projects to a panel of executives from the NBA, Facebook and SAP, San Antonio Stars Center Jayne Appel and NBA Cares Ambassador Ruth Riley. … Full Article

High school introduces teen violence prevention classes

An innovative program aimed at preventing teen dating violence is going to become part of the curriculum at a Williamsburg high school. … Full Article

Grandmaster tells Poly Prep students: Chess is fun!

Maurice Ashley, the first African-American international chess grandmaster, recently paid a visit to Poly Prep Country Day School’s Bay Ridge campus, where he told students in Poly’s middle school about his efforts to convince people that chess, while a difficult endeavor, is also a fun gam … Full Article

"Humans of New York" helps raise $1 million so Brooklyn kids can visit Harvard

A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard. … Full Article

Fontbonne Hall introduces new business, journalism classes

Fontbonne Hall Academy is introducing new classes in business entrepreneurship and journalism, according to Principal Mary Spicijaric, who revealed the school’s plans at a recent open house event. … Full Article

Brooklyn students debate to sharpen their public speaking skills

A non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged young people who have fallen through the cracks earn high school diplomas is also helping them improve their public speaking skills to give them more self-confidence. … Full Article

Xaverian internships give students a career head-start

Randy Antoun, a senior at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, is on his way to the top. Well actually, he’s already been there. The top of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, that is. … Full Article

Middle school after-school enrollment hits 121 percent

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong on Wednesday announced that enrollment has reached 121 percent for the more than 75,000 city-funded after-school seats currently available to middle school students. … Full Article

Business leaders, educators team up to start school tech program

Teamwork between the public and private sectors has led to the development of an educational program that will give students a jump on careers in engineering and architecture, according to a group of educators and business leaders. … Full Article

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