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A retired educator’s dream to get a marine science lab built on the Bay Ridge waterfront suffered a major setback on Monday when the local community board refused to add the proposed project  … Full Article

Teachers at International HS boycott mandatory exam

A group of teachers at the International High School at Prospect Heights refused to administer a city-mandated writing test they say is unsuitable for their students, many of whom are recent immigrants learning English. … Full Article

CEC 21 president says she fights for all kids, not just her own

Heather Ann Fiorica first became involved in educational advocacy when her daughter Brieanne was a student at PS 177 in Bensonhurst. … Full Article

Brooklyn students are named Horatio Alger Scholars

Two high school students from Brooklyn were among 104 teens from across the country to be named Horatio Alger National Scholars, a designation that earned them a trip to a national conference in Washington D.C. … Full Article

CEC 21 honors Recchia with songs, poems, portraits by children

The Community Education Council of School District 21 honored one of its predecessors, Domenic Recchia at its April 23 meeting in which students sang songs, recited poems and presented the former councilman with portraits they painted of him. … Full Article

Dr. Margaret M. Minson named president of Bishop Kearney

Dr. Margaret M. Minson, a product of Catholic education, who has spent the last several years providing access to such education to thousands of underserved students throughout New York City, has been appointed President of Brooklyn’s Bishop Kearney High School.   … Full Article

Bishop Ford High School to close

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

Fort Hamilton HS students stranded overnight

It was a school trip that took longer than planned. Much longer. Students from Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge were stranded overnight by the side of the road on a Florida highway after their charter bus broke down. … Full Article

Fontbonne students join global campaign for girls’ education

“Girl Rising” is the name of a global campaign to promote the education of women and girls in developing countries. Students at Fontbonne Hall Academy, a Catholic high school for girls in Bay Ridge, learned about the campaign from a filmmaker who presented “Girl Rising,” a movie focusing on the s … Full Article

Nature lovers: Trim ivy and mulch the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday

Want to work in the sun with conservation-minded folks and beautify the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday? … Full Article

Brooklyn’s ‘Nerd Herd’ advances to robot regionals

On Saturday, hundreds of high school students and an army of rolling robots filled the gym at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn to participate in NYC FIRST’s robotics competition. … Full Article
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