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Blossom Parris, a student at Poly Prep Country Day School, is winning international recognition for her efforts to help children in the South American country of Guyana develop a love of reading. … 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

Christian Orthodox pastor leads Xaverian students in prayer

Xaverian High School was originally founded in 1957 as a Catholic educational institution for boys, but the Bay Ridge school actually has a diverse population that includes students who are Christian Orthodox. … Full Article

Bensonhurst school uses smart phones to combat bullies

At David Boody Intermediate School, students and teachers are using smart phones for a lot more than just texting and checking emails. Boody is one of a handful of schools using Bridg-it School, a new program aimed at reducing incidents of bullying with the help of technology. … Full Article

Park Slope PTA protests student-handcuffing incident

Parents at a Park Slope secondary school are protesting what they say was the uncalled for handcuffing of a student on Thursday by NYPD officers who acted despite protestations from witnesses that the boy had done nothing wrong. … Full Article
Schumer Relives His Days At James Madison HS

Schumer relives his days at James Madison HS

New York’s powerful senior senator was once a teenager who took a job cranking up a mimeograph machine for one of his favorite teachers to earn a couple of extra bucks. … Full Article

‘Little Shop’ a big hit at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s John Lockwood Auditorium was transformed into Mushnik’s Skid Row Flower Shop and served as home to a giant, bloodthirsty, alien plant named Audrey II as the school recently presented the hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” … Full Article

In the battle for robot domination, life lessons learned

Alydia Wells, a member of the Bedford-Stuyvesant robotics team Robo-Rebels, sponsored by DIVAS for Social Justice, says she learned something important while competing at the FIRST Robotics Competition. … Full Article

De Blasio: Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls High symbol of progress

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña headed to Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Boys and Girls High School on Tuesday to highlight the early progress made at 94 of the city’s least successful schools in the city’s new  … Full Article

Bay Ridge luncheon raises money for scholarships

Hundreds of people turned out at the Bay Ridge Manor catering hall on Sunday to enjoy lunch, enter a raffle to win prizes and raise money for a scholarship fund for local students. … Full Article

Poly Prep senior wins Gold Key Award in 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing competition

Poly Prep artist and Rhode Island School of Design-bound senior Rowan McAllister (’15) won a Gold Key Award for a self-portrait in the photography category of the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. … Full Article

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