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Junior High / High School

Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, which for many years was a leading educational institution in Brooklyn, is closing, school officials announced Monday. … Full Article

Is your child’s teacher one of the best in NYC? Nominate them for a Big Apple Award

New York City
The city’s Department of Education (DOE) is looking for the best teachers in New York City. … Full Article

NYC parents urge de Blasio to reform Bloomberg’s educational policies

New York City
Community Education Councils (CECs) representing parents citywide have signed on to a letter to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio raising concerns in numerous areas, including the decision-making processes put in place by the Bloomberg administration. CEC’s have replaced local school boards. … Full Article

New Utrecht High School health fair offers more than just pushups

Bensonhurst
Amanda Feliciano and Brianna Auriemma had the blender going at full blast as they stood behind a table in the girls’ gymnasium in New Utrecht High School morning making delicious smoothies. … Full Article

Poly Prep makes plans to mark 160th anniversary

Bay Ridge
Poly Prep Country Day School, an elite private school with campuses in Bay Ridge and Park Slope, is preparing to mark a milestone starting in 2014. The school, which was founded in 1854, will celebrate its 160th anniversary. … Full Article

NYC schools show modest rise in college readiness

New York City school officials say the high school class of 2013 showed a 3 percent improvement in college readiness over the previous year. College readiness factored into progress reports for 1,624 city public schools released Wednesday. … Full Article

Allen School students sponsor a “Pink Time Out” from all things breast cancer

Brooklyn Heights
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of a group of students at Brooklyn Heights’ Allen School for Health Sciences, Christmas will come early this year for a woman recently out of active treatment for breast cancer  … Full Article

Obama visits Crown Heights, urges Congress to spend more on education

Crown Heights
With budget talks set to resume next week, President Barack Obama is urging Congress to hammer out a spending deal that puts more money into education. At a high school in Brooklyn, Obama said he's tired of hearing the "same old stuff" from GOP critics obsessed with cutting spending. … Full Article

Brooklyn Friends School signs lease at MetroTech, doubling upper school space

Downtown
Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) today announced that the Brooklyn Friends School has signed a lease to move its Upper School to MetroTech Center, doubling the size of the school and adding to MetroTech’s vibrant academic campus.
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Williamsburg parents protest city’s plan to co-locate third school inside kids’ building

Williamsburg
Parents, teachers and community members in a Hispanic section of Williamsburg say they are shocked and dismayed that the Department of Education (DOE) plans to “shoehorn” another middle school into their kids’ school building which already houses an elementary school and a middle school. … Full Article

President Obama to visit Crown Heights high school Friday

Crown Heights
President Barack Obama plans to visit Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) in Crown Heights on Friday, as Politicker reported.  … Full Article
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