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Chess is King in Brooklyn at weekend NYC school tournament

It’s no wonder that Midwood’s Edward R. Murrow High School made big news this week winning the chess tournament at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn kids are learning more and more about the exciting game of chess. … Full Article

Santa's helpers visit Adelphi Academy

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn helped to make the holidays a little brighter for children in need by donating dozens of toys collected by students and faculty as part of the academy’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive. … Full Article

Fontbonne student receives college basketball scholarship

Fontbonne Hall Academy coach Steven Oliver is beaming with pride these days. Katie Marquardt, one of his star athletes, has received a full athletic scholarship to Long Island’s Molloy College’s NCAA Division 2 basketball program. … Full Article

For Adelphi students, holiday season is time of service

The holiday season is a busy time at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, but students aren’t just thinking of presents under the Christmas tree. … Full Article

It’s Hack Week in NYC, and Brooklyn Schools won’t be left out of the loop

Pew pew pew! Students across New York City will be designing and coding computer games this week as part of the nationwide Computer Science Education Week. … Full Article

Child’s play: Using Shakespeare to help kids get in touch with their emotions

A theater ensemble is using the works of the Great Bard to help kids get in touch with their feelings. … Full Article

Fontbonne students visit Triangle Factory fire site

Students from Fontbonne Hall Academy got a close-up view of a historic site when they recently took a walking tour of Greenwich Village and stood outside the building where the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire took place in 1911. … Full Article

Aly Raisman talks gold medals, body image, bullying

A willingness to work hard and a belief in one’s abilities to overcome obstacles are important keys to success, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman told an audience during a candid discussion at a Carroll Gardens private school. … Full Article

Halloween art, kids and community service come together in annual Bay Ridge contest

Alexandra Emmerici knew she wanted to paint a witch for the Bay Ridge Community Council’s Halloween Window Painting Contest, but she also wanted to make sure her witch had a bit more pizzazz to her. … Full Article

NYC charter schools send 14 tons of supplies to Puerto Rico

Students and teachers from 27 of New York’s charter schools, including one in Bedford-Stuyvesant, came to the aid of hurricane-ravaged victims in Puerto Rico by collecting 14 tons of emergency supplies to be sent to the island, according to New York City Charter School Center. … Full Article


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