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Snow day! NYC public schools & CUNY colleges closed on Thursday

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina made an early call on Wednesday and declared that all NYC public schools would be closed on Thursday due to the predicted severe snowstorm dubbed Niko. … Full Article

Mark Twain Intermediate School athletics students defeat police officers of the 60th Precinct

It was a remarkable match-up that pitted some of New York’s finest against top athletic students from a prestigious Brooklyn middle school. … Full Article

Thousands of PCB-contaminated lighting fixtures finally out of NYC schools

Here’s some good news for the city’s children: A multi-year effort to replace crumbling lighting fixtures containing toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in hundreds of public schools — many in Brooklyn — has been almost 100 percent accomplished. … Full Article

Adelphi students help Santa at Little North Pole

It has been a busy holiday season for students and teachers at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, including a recent trip to the Rockaways to help the organizer of a charity event set up a replica of the North Pole. … Full Article

Students collect 9,215 food items for City Harvest

The generosity of Edward R. Murrow High School students knows no bounds. The school’s students recently hit a new milestone for their annual food drive, collecting and then donating an astonishing 9,215 food items to City Harvest, an organization that helps to feed the needy. … Full Article

Fontbonne opens Maria Bartiromo Broadcast Studio

One of Fontbonne Hall Academy’s most famous alums is giving back to her old school in a big way. Maria Bartiromo, the highly respected FOX Business Network (FBN) anchor, is sponsoring a new broadcast studio on the Fontbonne Hall Academy campus at 9901 Shore Road in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Commodore Barry Club essay contest focuses on naval hero

The life of the Revolutionary War naval hero Commodore John Barry will be the subject of a student essay contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based group bearing the name of the patriot. … Full Article

From Brooklyn to Cuba with love

A group of Catholic high school students took the trip of a lifetime when they traveled from Brooklyn to Cuba on a humanitarian mission. … Full Article

Friends of Denyse Wharf want to teach kids on pier

A grassroots group that has spent years pushing the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to build a marine science lab on a historic Bay Ridge wharf to no avail is now trying to change its game plan. … Full Article

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