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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

NYC launches program to help students become ‘Digital Ready’

New York City
The New York City Department of Education (DOE), NYC Digital and other city agencies on Thursday announced the rollout of “Digital Ready,” a program designed to help high schoolers use technology to improve their readiness for college and careers. … Full Article

City Parks Foundations's "Youth Made Media" program offers Brooklyn teens free film production and new media skills

Red Hook
Brooklyn teenagers learn to use software to create movies, documentaries and narratives through Youth Made Media (YM2), a program of the nonprofit City Parks Foundation that offers young people, ages 13 to 19 from low-income communities, a structured learning experience in video and audio p … Full Article

New principal takes over at Bishop Ford High School

Park Slope
There is a new team at the top at Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School. The school recently welcomed a new principal, Thomas P. Arria Jr., and a new chairman of its board of directors, Myles Davis. … Full Article

John Ericsson Middle School purchases robotic technology

Teq, an educational technology and professional development company, recently placed its newest classroom innovation, JumpStart NAO, in the John Ericsson Middle School, a magnet school for environmental engineering in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Charter school mess spills into neighboring community

Bensonhurst
The fight over putting a Success Academy charter school in Seth Low Intermediate School in Bensonhurst is having an effect on the neighboring community, according to a local education official, who said the battle is spilling over the border between two school districts. … Full Article

Three Brooklyn students chosen for ‘All American High School Film Festival’

Brooklyn Boro
Julianna Negron, Leo Gallagher and Stephanie Cherng, high school filmmakers from Brooklyn, are official selections for the All-American High School Film Festival, taking place in New York City for the first time October 4 - 6. … Full Article

Parents balk at DOE plan to move charter school into Seth Low

Bensonhurst
The ongoing turf war between neighborhood public schools and charter schools has come to Bensonhurst. … Full Article

Deputy Chancellor with hand in closing NYC schools moves on

New York City
Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced on Tuesday the departure of Marc Sternberg, Senior Deputy Chancellor for Strategy and Policy for the city’s Department of Education (DOE). … Full Article

Fontbonne students greet school year with sunrise ceremony

Bay Ridge
The cliché about teenagers is that they like to sleep late. But try telling that to seniors at Fontbonne Hall Academy! They started off their school year literally at the crack of dawn. … Full Article

Park Slope student becomes a ‘Green Girl’

Park Slope
Park Sloper Angelica Chery is a “Green Girl.” Even though the title sounds like she's the heroine in a comic strip, she's not. But she is a heroine of another sort. … Full Article
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