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Cornell scholar pays tribute to Manhattan Beach high school chem teacher

When Ilana Kotliar received a prestigious honor at Cornell University, she decided to share the accolade with the high school chemistry teacher who had inspired her. … Full Article

Latino-oriented nonprofit seeks to bring dual-language charter school to Sunset Park

Trying to get Sunset Park to the head of the class, the non-profit organization LEEP (Latino Education Equity Partnership) is currently pushing to bring a dual language public charter school to Sunset Park by fall 2019. … Full Article

Questioning real-world learning at ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools

At the ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools Pesach Eisen attended in Brooklyn, most of the day was spent studying religious texts with classes taught in Yiddish. … Full Article

Packer Collegiate head of school tops list of highest-paid headmasters at more than $1 million

A survey of earnings paid to headmasters of the city’s priciest private schools shows that the head of a prestigious Brooklyn school earned the highest such amount in the city in calendar year 2016—although this contains deferred compensation as well as his annual salary. … Full Article

A summer of self-driving vehicles and clawbots in Downtown Brooklyn

You might notice an unusual number of radio-controlled vehicles or breadbox-sized robots scooting around MetroTech this summer. Do not be alarmed.  … Full Article

Brooklyn principal admits she promoted unqualified students

A Brooklyn middle school principal has admitted what many parents and observers of the school system have suspected for years – that, at least in her school, students have been moved up a grade without the necessary marks or preparation.  … Full Article

Coalition forms to fight de Blasio plan to overhaul elite schools

The Asian-American community in Bensonhurst is growing increasingly concerned about the impact Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to overhaul the admissions process into the elite high schools would have on their kids if the policy is ever implemented. … Full Article

SHSAT hits the fan: Asians call NYC Chancellor’s Specialized High School remarks divisive, disrespectful

Criticism is mounting over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to increase the number of black and Hispanic students admitted into the city's elite specialized high schools by getting rid of the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). … Full Article

Boerum Hill gym teacher accused of choking students during fight

A gym teacher at the Khalil Gibran International Academy in Boerum Hill was accused of choking two students during a fight.  … Full Article

De Blasio seeks to eliminate high-stakes test for NYC’s elite specialized high schools

After years of claims of racial discrimination, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday announced plans to change the admissions process at the city's elite specialized high schools by getting rid of the grueling, high-stakes admission exam known as the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). … Full Article

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