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South African artist talks art, apartheid with US students in Bed-Stuy

JOHANNESBURG— South African artist Thokozani Mthiyane told dozens of children from a Brooklyn school to close their eyes and imagine "the worst scenario that you can." … Full Article

To desegregate Brownstone Brooklyn middle schools, high scores, good grades no longer a factor

Change is coming to Brooklyn’s District 15 schools. On Thursday at Park Slope’s M.S. 51, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza launched a plan to increase diversity at Brownstone Brooklyn’s sought-after middle schools. … Full Article

Water main break outside New Utrecht High School causes headaches

A 95-year-old water main in Bensonhurst ruptured on the night of Sept. 5, leaving dozens of local residents without water for several hours, according to city officials, who said the accident took place on the street outside New Utrecht High School at 1601 80th St. … Full Article

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

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