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A 5-mile race held in memory of a Bay Ridge police officer slain in the line of duty has become one of the most popular traditions in the neighborhood. … Full Article

Edward R. Murrow HS celebrates 40th anniversary

Former students returned in large numbers to Edward R. Murrow High School to take part in a big celebration of the school’s 40th anniversary. The event, which took place at the school at 1600 Avenue L in Midwood in April, was open to all alumni, retired teachers and their guests. … Full Article

Chancellor Farina announces new NYC school data tracking tools

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced the release of two new interactive data tools that will allow schools to more easily measure student progress, the city’s Department of Education (DOE) said on Wednesday. … Full Article

Five Xaverian HS seniors all accepted by Cornell University

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

Brooklyn native wins creative writing scholarship

Vincenzo Ciccone used his experience of growing up in Brooklyn Heights as his inspiration for a poem that won him the 2015-16 Truman Capote Scholarships for creative writing at Xavier University of Louisiana. … Full Article

Two Brooklyn students receive top honors in bookmaking competition

Two Brooklyn students earned top honors in the 29th annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, recently announced the competition winners for grades 3-12. … Full Article

NYC mayor's son, Dante de Blasio, to attend Yale University

Mayor Bill de Blasio's son, Dante, who starred in one of the most notable political ads in New York City history, will be attending Yale University this fall. … Full Article

Window collapse raises safety concerns at Dyker Heights school

The collapse of a large window in a classroom at Dyker Heights Intermediate School on Monday is raising alarms over school safety. … Full Article

Artists tell Poly Prep students to create their own opportunities

A panel composed of artists and women working behind the scenes in the arts offered empowering advice to middle school students at Poly Prep Country Day School, telling the youngsters at a special forum not to sit around and wait for that big break, but instead to be bold, believe in themselves a … Full Article

Boody principal calls new anti-bullying device ‘a win-win’

When Dominick D’Angelo became the principal of David A. Boody Intermediate School eight years ago, one of the key decisions he made was to confront the school’s problems head-on and not to sweep them under the rug. … Full Article

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