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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 ...



Free Queens Jazz Fest Will Feature 6 Local Groups  Patch.com

Free Queens Jazz Fest Will Feature 6 Local Groups - Flushing-Murray Hill, NY - The daylong jazz festival Sunday features performances by six Queens-based ...



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.



Student Arrested After Bringing Loaded Gun Inside Midwood High School  BKLYNER

FLATBUSH - A 15-year-old male student was arrested after police recovered a .22-caliber loaded gun inside Midwood High School today afternoon.



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 ...



Midwood High School celebrates 75th anniversary  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Midwood High School alumni packed the Grand Prospect Hall on Saturday to celebrate the school's 75th year as one of Brooklyn's top-ranked public high ...



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.



Readers sound off on college cheating, climate change and taxes  New York Daily News

Brooklyn: I too was involved in the college acceptance scam. My wife and I are guilty of providing a healthy and loving environment, where my son (now a senior ...



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.



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 ...



‘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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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...



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, ...



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 ...



WATCH LIVE: National School Walkouts In Brooklyn  Patch.com

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — Students across Brooklyn joined a nationwide protest to demand stricter gun control laws exactly one month after Nikolas Cruz ...



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 ...



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 ...



Day Of Visibility Follows Avenue H "Take It Off" Incident  BKLYNER

FLATBUSH – Members and volunteers at the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) and the NYC Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) spread across ...



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 ...



17 minutes across 5 boroughs: How New York City students protested gun violence during #NationalWalkoutDay  Chalkbeat New York

The conditions were ripe for widespread participation by New York City students in the national school walkout to protest gun violence: the biggest enrollment of ...



Midwood High School fire triggers evacuation  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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



How Was Your Subway Commute From Hell?  BKLYNER

High winds, downed trees, signal problems, automatic brakes, and a sick passenger – and how was your commute? This morning one Ditmas Park resident told ...



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.



Paramus Catholic adds N.Y. rushing leader Tyrese Weeks  NJ.com

Paramus (N.J.) Catholic took a hit at running back following the 2018 season. Not only is leading rusher Tahshawn Brinson moving on to Stony Brook, where ...



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.



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.



'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.



Mom furious after sick daughter is cuffed for 7 hours at police precinct  New York Daily News

An angry Brooklyn mom charges her honor roll daughter was handcuffed to a police precinct pole for seven hours after cops wrongfully busted the ailing teen as ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



TheKnightReport.net - 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Farah Louis: The "Real" Flatbush Girl Looks To Succeed Williams In City Council  Kings County Politics

Farah Louis, one in a broad field of candidates looking to fill Public Advocate–elect Jumaane Williams vacant 45th City Council District seat in the upcoming ...



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, ...



LIU-Brooklyn men's soccer's magical run ends in NCAAs  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 ...



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 ...



LIU-Brooklyn men's soccer looks to make most of last season  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The vision of “One LIU” will not include the Blackbirds' men's soccer team, even though it is in the middle of a brilliant campaign. With the Brooklyn and LIU-Post ...



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.



Developing Story: Gunshots Fired Near Brooklyn College Campus [UPDATED]  BKLYNER

Shortly after 4 pm, gunshots were heard outside the Brooklyn College campus near Campus Road and Amersfort Place. The police have apprehended two ...



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 ...



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 ...



TheKnightReport.net - 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 ...



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...



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

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



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.



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.



Orthodox Families Give Midwood a Boost  Wall Street Journal

The quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of Midwood in south central Brooklyn, not only has escaped the kind of gentrification seen in nearby areas, but it has retained ...



Borough President Adams Announces $50 Million Investment in STEAM Education for Brooklyn Schools  BKLYNER

Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced an investment of more than $55 million in funds for STEAM education in Brooklyn schools.



Extra security at 3 Brooklyn high schools  amNY

Three Brooklyn high schools will have beefed-up security on Friday after threats of a shooting surfaced on Facebook. The NYPD said Friday that they believed ...



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 ...



How many bullying complaints were reported at your New York City high school this year?  Chalkbeat New York

Over 4,200 bullying complaints were reported across the city's schools in the first half of this school year, with close to half of them substantiated after officials ...



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 ...



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, ...



Which Ditmas Park And Flatbush Projects Should The City Fund? Vote For New Park Path, Pedestrian Island, Youth Garden, More  Patch.com

Which Ditmas, Flatbush Projects Should City Fund? - Ditmas Park-Flatbush, NY - Also on the 2017 ballot: A $500000 makeover for Midwood High's community ...



Best High Schools: See New York’s Top 60 institutions, from the Bronx to Staten Island  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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Hofstra hosts Journalism Institute for teens  liherald

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



‘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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Midwood HS Hurdling Phenom Signs with University of Kentucky  Our Time Press

By Nathaniel Adams & OTP Staff. One of the off-track highlights of the PSAL Pilgrim Games this past Sunday was the signing of Midwood High School's hurdling ...



Midwood girls volleyball team beats Hunter, 25-10, 25-18, in quarterfinals of PSAL Class A playoffs  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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



High school kids across the city 'step' up their game in Daily News championship  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.



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 ...



Woody Allen Biography  Biography

Woody Allen is the award-winning filmmaker who directed and starred in the films Annie Hall and Manhattan. Learn more at Biography.com.



Family Medicine Physician Tamara Saukin, MD Provides Services for the Greater New York Area – All  All News Stories

(AllNewsStories Editorial):- New York, Feb 27, 2019 (Issuewire.com) – As a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and board certified family ...



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 ...



"I'm No Hero": Community Thanks Muslim Teen Who Defended Jewish Woman Attacked On Q Train  BKLYNER

From Left: Council Member Mathieu Eugene, Ahmed Khalifa, Khalifa's dad, community leader Hassan Eltigani, and Assembly Member Dov Hikind. (Photo by ...



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

Robert Grossman, a prolific and outlandish illustrator who made President Richard M. Nixon into Pinocchio, put President George W. Bush in a dunce cap and ...



200 Volunteers Clean Up Trash-Ridden Bensonhurst Streets  BKLYNER

Volunteers gathered last Saturday to help clean-up the Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge trash-ridden neighborhood.



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, ...



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.



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

When you need an over-the-top, talking, moving, blinking, singing Christmas display, call Lou Nasti, maestro of the holiday lawn ornament.



Midwood kids are dishing it up: students, Key Club donate 500 lbs. to Daily News food drive  New York Daily News

Pupils at Midwood High School donated 500 pounds of food to the Daily News 28th annual drive Monday, driving the effort closer to its goal of 1 million pounds ...



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