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I saw in the obituary section of the Los Angeles Times the passing of Bernie Alben, class of June 1947.

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Jets and Gatorade Name Anthony Odita of Midwood High School the 2018 Jets High School Coach of the Year  newyorkjets.com

The New York Jets have named Anthony Odita of Midwood High School in Brooklyn, NY the recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Year award ...



Edith M. Bailat | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Edith M. Bailat. Edith May (Ott) Bailat, 85, passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2019, in Bedford. Edith was born May 18, 1933, in Flatbush, N.Y., to Irving and ...



Police: 15-year-old brought loaded gun to Midwood HS  News 12 Brooklyn

A 15-year-old student was taken into custody after police say he brought a loaded gun to Midwood High School.



Midwood Looks to Remain Undefeated  News 12 Brooklyn

Midwood High School travels up to The Bronx to take on DeWitt Clinton, looking to keep its record unblemished.



CFB: DWU Reloads with 2019 Recruiting Class  KSFY

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University football team looks to reload for the future, thanks to the recruiting class of 2019.



Dakota Wesleyan Tigers reload with 2019 recruiting class  Victory Sports Network

The Dakota Wesleyan University football team looks to reload for the future, thanks to the recruiting class of 2019. The Tigers have signed a total...



Here's Another NYC Public School 'Supporting Terrorism'  Clarion Project

In what appears to be an alarming trend growing among NYC public schools, students attending Brooklyn's Midwood High School were recently used as ...



Bomb Scare Forces Evacuation Of Midwood High School In Brooklyn  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Students were evacuated from Midwood High School Tuesday morning due to a bomb scare. Over the past 24 hours anonymous ...



When Harris met Lisa: Decades later, a teacher and student reconnect at Midwood High School  Chalkbeat Colorado

Chalkbeat caught up with Harris Sarney and Lisa Napoli at Midwood's 75th Anniversary Jubilee and asked them to recall how they first crossed paths.



Midwood High School's 75th Anniversary Jubilee to honor former NY first lady Matilda Cuomo  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

One of Brooklyn's finest schools is celebrating a milestone birthday. Midwood High School is 75 years old, and the Brooklyn Eagle was there at its inception.



‘Person of Interest’ Arrested in Suspected Road-Rage Killing of New York Firefighter  The New York Times

Faizal Coto fought fires for a living, and rapped and composed lyrics as a hip-hop artist in his spare time. But his life came to a brutal end on the shoulder of the ...



WATCH LIVE: National School Walkouts In Brooklyn  Patch.com

These Brooklyn Schools March For Gun Laws - Windsor Terrace-Kensington, NY - Find out if there's a protest planned at your kid's school.



Teen Sets His Classmate's Hair Ablaze At Midwood High School; Charged With Felony Assault  BKLYNER

[Update 12/14 11am: This article has been lightly edited] Yesterday morning, a 17-year-old student set his classmate's hair on fire at Midwood High School on ...



Why a teacher at Midwood High traded Lord & Taylor for algebra and geometry  Chalkbeat New York

"You go into a school that's a school of high achievement versus a school where everyone is struggling and it feels very different."



Most NYC schools aren't fully accessible. Could an $850 million plan help?  Chalkbeat New York

In a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, dozens of advocates and disability-rights groups are calling for $750 million more over the next five years to ensure that at least ...



Teacher thrown out of school for ordering kids books  New York Post

An award-winning Brooklyn English teacher's decision to provide each of his students with a copy of the Mary Shelley classic “Frankenstein” has thrust him...



Midwood High School fire triggers evacuation - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Brooklyn's Midwood High School got an A in evacuation Tuesday after a fire broke out on the fourth floor and everyone made it out of the building safely.



Brooklyn High School in Jewish community honors Hamas  Arutz Sheva

What if students wanted to honor the terrorists who murdered Taylor Force, a young American who was stabbed in a terrorist attack in Jaffa in 2016?



PS 25 will stay open for another year  BKLYNER

BEDFORD STUYVESANT – In April of this year, three parents of students at P.S. 25 Eubie Blake elementary school filed a suit against the Department of ...



Why so many Southern Brooklyn parents worry about Mayor's plan to reform Specialized High School admissions  BKLYNER

Southern Brooklyn – Mayor de Blasio plans to radically change the racial composition at Specialized High Schools (SHS) by setting aside 20% of the ...



National School Walkout planned by students worldwide after Parkland shooting  Fox News

For 17 minutes at 10 a.m. on March 14, students, school faculty and supporters around the world will walk out of their schools to honor those killed in the ...



Flatbush Zombies' Guide to Flatbush  The New York Times

Before Flatbush Zombies became hip-hop stars, they were hip-hop teenagers hanging out in Brooklyn. A trip to the old neighborhood before the world tour.



10th Annual Midwood HS Science Fair - A Glimpse  BKLYNER

Midwood High school is known for many things: its population (close to 4,000 students), its clubs (close to 30), and its science research program- better known ...



NYCs 55 Best Public High Schools: U.S. News Releases 2016 Rankings  Patch.com

NEW YORK CITY, NY — It's that time of year again! That time of year when, just as the students of NYC Schools begin to feel summer's heat wiggle up from the ...



'You Wanna Ride The Lightning?' Taser-Wielding NYPD Officer Asks Student At Midwood High School  Gothamist

A video taken of two NYPD officers trying to move students off a sidewalk at Midwood High School in mid-March shows one of the officers wielding his baton, ...



NYC Education Department Raises Staff Funding as Enrollment Slips  The Wall Street Journal

Funding for central office staff at the city Department of Education rose for the new school year, even as projected enrollment in district schools slipped and ...



NYC celebrity yearbook photos  amNewYork

Would you recognize Carole King in her 1958 yearbook photo? We traced these celebrities all the way back to their New York City high schools to get a glimpse ...



Debate over diversity at test-in high schools misses big picture  Crain's New York Business

The numbers were predictable, as was the reaction. Only 10% of seats at the city's eight test-in high schools this year were offered to black and Latino students, ...



‘Appalling’ Video Shows the Police Yanking 1-Year-Old From His Mother’s Arms  The New York Times

An incident involving a woman in a Brooklyn food stamp office has led to a social media outcry for an explanation from the Police Department.



Brooklyn Students Walk Out to Protest Gun Violence  BKLYNER

As students walk out to protest gun violence nationwide, we'll update this page with info from Brooklyn schools: A 5 second video of kids from @PS9BklynPTO ...



Matthew Thomas fulfills family promise by signing with Rutgers  Rivals.com

During the first-ever early signing period in college football, senior. Matthew Thomas. RANK. NATIONAL. STATE. POSITION. RANK. | |. CLASS OF. inked his ...



Guardian Angel Takes On Simcha Felder In State Senate Race  Patch.com

Guardian Angel Takes On Simcha Felder - Windsor Terrace-Kensington, NY - Red-capped vigilante Luis Rivera plans to take on Simcha Felder, one of the most ...



These 854 schools stand to benefit from New York City's $125M funding boost  Chalkbeat New York

The new money won't be shared equally among the city's schools.



30 stars who attended NYC public high schools  New York Daily News

From Nicki Minaj to Lucy Liu, see a list of celebs who are proud alumni of New York City high schools.



LIU-Brooklyn men's basketball looks to end slide in Belfast  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The defending Northeast Conference champion LIU-Brooklyn men's basketball team will travel over 3,000 miles this week in search of its first win in more than ...



Opponents of diversifying specialized high schools ignore facts  City & State

One would think, from perusing New York City's local newspapers – or eavesdropping on dinner-table conversations in the city's upper-middle-class ...



Brooklyn Teacher Punished for Buying Books for Students  NBC New York

A Brooklyn English teacher says controversy over a book may cost him his job.



How Brutal Was It? Tell Us How You Survived 2018 College Admissions  New York Times

Tell us what this year's college admissions process has been like for you or your child.



Teen girl, 17, burned after boy sets her hair on fire at Brooklyn high school - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

A 17-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital with burns after a classmate set her hair on fire at a Brooklyn high school.



Millennium Brooklyn High School Makes NY Post's Top 40 List  BKLYNER

Eight Brooklyn schools have made the New York Post's “top 40 public high schools in NYC” list. Of those eight, three high schools in our area, Midwood, Edward ...



The Women of Triple Threat (and the Father Who Started it All)  The New York Times

Samantha Ortiz was teaching boot camp classes out of the family home until her father decided to build a gym. He died, but Ms. Ortiz, along with her mother and ...



Little College Guidance: 500 High School Students Per Counselor  New York Times

Without guidance, students can easily make poor decisions, especially if no one in their families has gone to college, yet the national ratio is almost 500 students ...



Gun Violence Walkout to Be Held in WSP Tomorrow  NYU Washington Square News

On April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, more than 5,000 students from more than 20 high schools and universities around ...



The top 40 public schools that don't require the SHSAT test  New York Post

How we ranked them: The New York Post's Top 40 includes all schools that don't use the SHSAT test for enrollment. We also broke out Arts and Career schools.



In High School Choice, Some 8th Graders Find a Maze  New York Times

New York City uses a complex system to match students and high schools, and 10 percent of eighth graders recently learned the hard way how dizzying and ...



Bomb threat forces evacuation at Brooklyn high school  New York Daily News

A Brooklyn high school was briefly evacuated over a bomb threat Friday morning, the third scare this week to city schools, officials said.



Midwood Feels Gust of Change  Wall Street Journal

Amid the rush to find affordable homes in increasingly expensive Brooklyn, the enclave of Midwood is on the brink of change.



Brooklyn students honored for their art, essay and poetry tributes to Dr. King's legacy and life  Amsterdam News

The 33rd annual Family Celebration of Dr. King's Life and Legacy, sponsored by the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission, was held at Medgar ...



The top 40 public high schools in NYC  New York Post

Admission to these selective schools is not based on entrance exams like the SHSAT, but mostly on middle-school grades, state exam scores, attendance and...



Where Have All the Counselors Gone?  New York Times

Last week, Elizabeth Harris reported on the shortage of counselors in the public school system. Nationally, the ratio is nearly 500 students to one counselor.



LIU-Brooklyn men's soccer's magical run ends in NCAAs November 20  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

LIU-Brooklyn head men's soccer coach TJ Kostecky was convinced his team would “make some noise” in the NCAA Tournament. The Blackbirds certainly did ...



Mill Basin, Brooklyn: House-Proud, but Not Too Accessible  The New York Times

The remote location was once prestigious, but the lack of subway *service* is now considered a liability. Still, it means there are deals to be had.



Fredric J. Spar, 70 | Obituaries  centraljersey.com

Fredric J. Spar, 70, died at home in Princeton, NJ on December 22, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY Fred was a student-athlete who ran track at Midwood High ...



Find out what your New York City school spends per student  Chalkbeat New York

The New York City education department on Friday released a report detailing per-student funding at every public school across the district, data that shows ...



Parker Eyes City Comptroller Seat, Lander Plays Down Possible Run  Kings County Politics

State Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope) confirmed today he has opened up an ...



New York Citys Best High Schools: U.S. News And World Report Rankings For 2017  Patch.com

New York City's Best High Schools: 2017 Rankings - New York City, NY - The definitive annual list of America's best high public high schools is out for this year.



Signed and Knighted: Matthew Thomas  Rivals.com

Rutgers received a letter of intent this morning from a promising defensive player, who hails from the Brooklyn area. Here is more on one of the newest Scarlet ...



How we ranked the top New York City high schools  New York Daily News

Schools were first screened based on how well students performed on state tests.



Jamaica lacrosse team does it again  Queens Chronicle

In 2017, the boys' lacrosse team at the Jamaica High School Campus gained attention as upstarts who scored some impressive victories and forced their way ...



Phylis Bamberger, Who Challenged Brutality at Attica, Dies at 79  The New York Times

Phylis Skloot Bamberger, a lawyer who successfully sued to protect inmates from what a federal judge described as “barbarous abuse” by guards in the wake of ...



So Far, Push to Compost NYC School Food Waste is a Mixed Bag  City Limits

The success of New York City's school organics collection program is a mixed bag — and the evidence is right there on the curb in Ridgewood. On a Friday ...



Security Tightened At 3 Brooklyn Schools After Social Media Threats  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A school shooting threat made over social media has prompted police to beef up security at three high schools in Brooklyn.



Mendham Borough Historical Society Founder Passes Away  Mendham, NJ Patch

Mendham Boro Historical Society Founder Dies - Mendham-Chester, NJ - Charles E. Topping Jr., 88, was one of the founders of the local historical society, ...



In New York, Uzbek Immigrants Invigorate High School Wrestling  New York Times

An influx of immigrants from Uzbekistan, which has a long history of success in fight sports, has transformed New York's high school wrestling competition.



‘He Is A Hero:’ Muslim Teen Honored For Tracking Down Assault Suspect In Brooklyn  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Muslim teenager has been honored for putting his life at risk to chase down an assault suspect in Brooklyn. Ahmed Khalifa, 17 ...



Shots fired near Brooklyn College campus  New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — Shots were fired near Brooklyn College Tuesday afternoon, a law enforcement source said. The shooting happened at 2705 Campus ...



Hofstra hosts Journalism Institute for teens  liherald.com

Ten Long Island high school students from diverse racial, cultural and economic backgrounds —— including six from Elmont and two from Freeport — recently ...



Teacher Praises Weiner (She’s Hardly Impartial)  New York Times

Fran Weiner, Anthony D. Weiner's mother, a retired math teacher, made her first appearance on the campaign trail on Thursday outside of Brooklyn Technical ...



PB Vote: Midwood Playgrounds, Flatbush STEM Labs, Ditmas Sidewalks, & More  BKLYNER

Voting for Participatory Budgeting begins this Saturday, March 25, and we stopped by the Project Expo for Flatbush and Midwood to give District 45 residents a ...



Fort Hamilton HS throws big bash to mark 75th anniversary  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Judith Gordon, Elaine Fisher and Maxine Krantz were strolling through the corridors of Fort Hamilton High School on Saturday afternoon smiling and reminiscing ...



Jumaane Williams On Running For Lieutenant Governor And Being a Powerful Activist  BKLYNER

FLATBUSH - Jumaane Williams, representing the 45th City Council district, is quite hopeful that he'll become the next lieutenant governor of New York City, ...



Saperstein On Brink Of GOP Endorsement For Assembly Run  Kings County Politics

While all the i's are not dotted and the t's not crossed Republican Steven Saperstein has emerged as the consensus Brooklyn GOP candidate to run for the open ...



East Meadow school district  Newsday

East Meadow School DistrictVOTING7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Barnum Woods, Bowling Green, George McVey, Parkway and Meadowbrook elementary ...



College Application Website Went Down as Deadline Looms  The New York Times

Technical troubles that took the Common App portal offline for two hours Monday night were met with anxiety and mordant humor by students and college ...



Robert Grossman, Illustrator With a Brash Touch, Dies at 78  The New York Times

On hundreds of magazine covers and in newspaper pages, Mr. Grossman caricatured all manner of politicians and made puns on their names.



Top 50 public schools in NYC  New York Post

How The Post ranked them: The Top 50 is based on the latest data for 4-year-graduation rate (weight: 10%); percent of students scoring over 85 on Regents ...



Remembering New York’s Great Illustrator Robert Grossman  New York Magazine

Robert Grossman died last week, at 78, and even if you don't know his name you (and we) are a little visually poorer for his passing. Grossman was one of the ...



Two Brooklyn Science Teachers Snag Top Honors for Excellence  New York Daily News

Two top-notch Brooklyn science teachers are getting a pat on the back for a job well done.



Camille Yorrick Promoted To Exec VP, Creative Content, RCA Records  CelebrityAccess ENCORE

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Camille Yorrick has been promoted to EVP, Creative *Content*, RCA Records, it was announced today. She previously held the ...



'Horndog High' teachers Alini Brito, Cindy Mauro to be charged for alleged lesbian tryst - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The city's Office of Special Investigations is gearing up to charge two Brooklyn romance language teachers with professional misconduct, three months after the ...



U.S. News & World Report ranks New York City's top 50 high schools for 2016 - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

A breakdown of the highest rated high schools New York City has to offer in 2016.



Santa’s Workshop Is Real, and It’s in Brooklyn  The New York Times

On the day after Thanksgiving, Lou Nasti and his team were staring into the back of a yellow rental truck, empty except for a giant Santa head and torso, which ...



Best High Schools: See New York’s Top 60 institutions, from the Bronx to Staten Island - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The Top 60 high schools in New York in depth are presented here with enrollment, graduation rates, average SAT scores, college readiness and admission ...



Midwood girls volleyball team beats Hunter, 25-10, 25-18, in quarterfinals of PSAL Class A playoffs - NY Daily  New York Daily News

Midwood girls volleyball coach Thomasina Lenzi takes a democratic approach to her team. Rather than focus her system around a single player, she likes to ...



Everybody Hates a Winner: A Brooklyn High School Football Coach Inspires and Exasperates  The New York Times

The dismissal of Bruce Eugene, the coach of the Grand Street Campus Wolves in Brooklyn, has locked players, parents and administrators in a bitter dispute.



Four PHS students walk out despite written warnings, may not be punished after all  Pensacola News Journal

Three freshmen and one junior at Pensacola High School held an unsanctioned school walkout Wednesday despite alleged resistance from school deans.



English Teacher Disciplined, Might be Fired, for Providing Classic Novel to Students  Education Week

A veteran English teacher who fought back against curriculum changes by providing his students with the classic novel Frankenstein might be out of a job.



Best high school athletes in the US  INSIDER

These 29 high-school-aged athletes are some of the very best in the entire country. They're breaking records, raising the bar in their respective sports, ...



Arthur Stoliar, 90, first chairperson of CB 2 - The Villager  The Villager

BY LEE STOLIAR DUFRESNE | Arthur P. Stoliar, the first chairperson of Manhattan's Community Board 2, died peacefully at his Jane St. home of natural causes ...



High school kids across the city 'step' up their game in Daily News championship - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The boroughs' best high school dance teams face off Saturday in the Daily News Youth Step USA New York City Regional Championship 2011.



Shaheen Pasha on American Dream, Mental Illness, and Telling Stories  BKLYNER

BOROUGH PARK - At five years old, many kids grab a hairbrush, use it as a microphone, and sing in front of the mirror. When Shaheen Pasha was five, she ...



Westborough announces grand marshal  Community Advocate

Westborough – Westborough recently announced that veteran Andrew R. Toorock has been named grand marshal of the upcoming Memorial Day Parade ...



Junior hurdles over obstacles to shine for track and field team  The Ithacan

Junior Amber Edwards, a member of the women's track and field team, is recovering from an injury that limited her sophomore campaign.



Bernie Sanders’s ‘100% Brooklyn’ Roots Are as Unshakable as His Accent  New York Times

Those who know him detect the influence of postwar stickball games, arguments over money between his parents and the work ethic instilled in him as a ...



Marjory Stoneman Douglas students must use only clear backpacks after shooting  USA TODAY

Students at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people will be required to carry only clear backpacks on campus once they return from spring ...



Elected officials, civic leaders honor community activist Mary Sansone on her 101st birthday  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

More than a hundred guests gathered at the Dyker Beach Golf Club on Monday night to celebrate Mary Crisalli Sansone's 101st birthday at the Sansone ...



Behind city's latest credit-recovery controversy is a complicated history  Chalkbeat Indiana

Low-performing high schools, now under threat of being taken over by outside groups, are still under pressure to increase their four-year graduation rates.



Dylann Roof's sister charged with carrying weapons at South Carolina school  USA TODAY

Morgan Roof, 18, the sister of the Charleston church gunman, was arrested for having marijuana, pepper spray and a knife at her South Carolina school.



Brooklyn immigrants fueling a US boom in cricket  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

EAST ISLIP, N.Y.— Cricket, the international game of bats and balls that isn't baseball, is enjoying a surge of popularity in America, with the debut of a national ...



National Walkout Day: NRA posts photo of AR-15 one month after Parkland shooter used AR-15  USA TODAY

On Wednesday morning, as students nationwide protested to mark the one-month anniversary of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the National Rifle ...



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