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Tearful principal speaks at burned student trial: 'I made a mistake'  New York Post

The principal of a prestigious Manhattan high school cried in court on Monday when asked why a litany of safety protocols were ignored before a student was ...



‘A fireball just shot out,’ student testifies about Beacon High chemistry experiment that set classmate on fir  New York Daily News

A Manhattan high school graduate described Tuesday about the tremendous guilt she felt after a classmate went up in flames during a botched chemistry ...



Mother of burned student told daughter he looked like 'Frankenstein'  New York Post

The mother of the Beacon High School student severely burned in a botched chemistry experiment testified that her son looked like “a monster” as he emerged ...



Burned Beacon High boy's photos too gruesome even for some jurors  New York Post

Some Manhattan jurors Monday couldn't stomach seeing photos of a Beacon High School student severely burned in a class experiment-gone-horribly awry.



Former NYC Student Severely Burned in Chemistry Class Experiment Recounts Feeling Fire 'Eat Away at My Skin'  NBC New York

A former high school student severely burned when a chemistry class experiment went horrifically wrong testified at a civil trial that he remembered feeling the ...



Teacher 'traumatized' remembering screams of student in school lab fire  New York Post

In a deposition read aloud at the civil trial against Beacon High School chemistry teacher Anna Poole, she describes the moment a lab demo caused a fireball ...



Trial begins for student disfigured by science experiment gone wrong  New York Post

Former pupil Alonzo Yanes was in 10th grade on the morning of Jan. 2, 2014, when his chemistry teacher, Anna Poole, opened a jug of methyl to conduct a ...



Where do NYC's top-scoring middle schoolers go to high school? Hint — it's not just the specialized high schools.  Chalkbeat New York

When considering where some of New York City's brightest middle schoolers may end up, it's easy to immediately think of the coveted specialized high schools, ...



Chemistry lab fire left teen unrecognizable, dad tells jury  New York Post

A massive fireball from a botched high school chemistry lab experiment left his son, Alonzo, in excruciating pain — and burned beyond recognition, a dad ...



Burned high school student: I take my glasses off to hide from the stares  New York Post

The Beacon High School student who was horrifically burned in a class chemistry experiment gone awry in 2014 testified Friday that he takes off his glasses to...



Beacon High School To Close Wednesday For Complete Cleaning  Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

Beacon HS To Close Wednesday For Complete Cleaning - Mid Hudson Valley, NY - A confirmed case of a life-threatening bacteria was found Tuesday at the ...



Mold remediation underway at Beacon High School  Poughkeepsie Journal

Add another Dutchess County school district to the list of those dealing with mold issues after a wet and humid summer.



Beacon High School to reopen Thursday, after closing Wednesday for C. diff bacteria  Poughkeepsie Journal

Beacon High School will reopen on Thursday, after the school was closed Wednesday for cleanup of bacteria.



Mold Found At Beacon High School  Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

Mold Found At Beacon High School - Mid Hudson Valley, NY - The mold was noticed on cloth seats in the high school's theater.



School safety: How are your local schools in New York?  Poughkeepsie Journal

New York's school districts and charter schools reported 163400 incidents of violence over the past six years, but critics say the reporting is weak.



High school closed after case of infectious bacteria  News 12 Westchester

Beacon High School was closed for the day after staff learned of a confirmed case of C.difficile, a highly contagious bacteria that can cause intestinal problems.



Beacon Schools Project Expected to Begin in April  Highlands Current

Voters approved $9 million spend in 2017. By Jeff Simms. Construction on a $9 million capital improvement plan approved by Beacon school district voters in ...



Two NYC students traumatized by botched classroom science experiment receive over $1 million  New York Daily News

Two students traumatized by a horrifically botched classroom science experiment in 2014 have received over $1 million from the city.



NYCFC's Danny Bedoya hoping for more magical moments at Belson Stadium  Pro Soccer USA

Some of Danny Bedoya's biggest experiences were on the turf at Belson Stadium. The NYCFC midfielder is hoping for more magical moments in the U.S. Open ...



Beacon High School Honor Roll  Highlands Current

Ninth Grade. Principal's Honor Roll Gretta Anderson, Lotus Blumenthal, Madeline Bobnick, Jeremy Brinas, Sulayman Ceesay, Jack Cleary, Allyson Correllus, ...



'Life Threatening Bacteria' Closes Down Hudson Valley High School  wpdh.com

A local high school is closed down on Wednesday after a major health threat was discovered.



A Shadow System Feeds Segregation in New York City Schools  The New York Times

No other city in the country screens students for as many schools as New York — a startling fact all but lost in the furor that has erupted over Mayor Bill de ...



'Smooth sailing' or 'left behind': The student voices in a charged debate over NYC's high school admissions  Chalkbeat Colorado

At the same time Monday night that Manhattan parents were protesting proposed changes to how a few New York City high schools choose their students, ...



Beacon hires 2 new principals, extends school chief's contract  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Beacon City School District has filled its two open principal spots and extended its contract with Superintendent Matt Landahl.



New York City extends school application deadline, adding to an admissions cycle full of change  Chalkbeat New York

New York City is extending its high school application deadline by nearly two weeks, to Dec. 14, amid snafus with the application website. The city made the ...



VOTE RESULTS: 16 Dutchess/Ulster districts see budgets approved  Poughkeepsie Journal

As school district results come in, so far voters have approved budgets in 16 local districts. Voters approved 2019-20 spending plans in Arlington, Beacon, Dover ...



Did an Elite NYC High School Violate the City's Guidelines by Observing Moment of Silence for Gaza?  Tablet Magazine

It's been about a month since The Beacon School, a prestigious and liberal-minded public high school in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan, held a moment of ...



Lenny Torres returns to Beacon a blooming minor-league success  Poughkeepsie Journal

Lenny Torres' biggest gift wasn't something for under a tree: His dreams of a professional baseball career are being realized.



Beacon Public Schools celebrate Farm to School Month by getting kids excited about veggies  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Beacon Farm to School team works to get kids excited about *fresh*, local food and to offer more locally sourced items in the cafeteria.



Alumna response to the Beacon School's moment of silence for Gaza  Mondoweiss

On Tuesday, May 15th, students at the Beacon School in New York announced a moment of silence for Palestinians killed in Gaza. Some Zionist parents of ...



What rank did your high school get from U.S. News and World Report?  Poughkeepsie Journal

Dutchess County schools received mixed marks in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of secondary schools. While one area school placed in the ...



School bullying of another kind: Political correctness fuels nastiness at Beacon High School  New York Daily News

"You say that in front of people of color," a fellow student challenged my daughter in the high school cafeteria. Perplexed at the suggestion of any racial ...



Beacon schools open Thursday after non-credible threat  Poughkeepsie Journal

Schools in the Beacon district are open Thursday after police conducted an "intensive" sweep of all six buildings Wednesday night and gave the district "an all ...



New York’s Schools Chancellor Is Talking About Integration. Can He Make It Happen?  The New York Times

Richard Carranza is eager to talk about segregation. New York's new schools chancellor wants to talk about how the nation's largest school system is clustering ...



Beacon district seeks 2 new principals after resignations  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Beacon City School District is looking for two new principals after recent resignations.



The gap in education: Diversifying schools is only the tip of the iceberg  The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Segregated public schools and institutions of lower education are creating educational gaps at very early ages.



Two Beacon Residents Die in Crash  Highlands Current

Police say car hit tree in median. Two Beacon residents were killed on May 17 when their SUV crashed into a tree in the median along Interstate 84 near ...



Beacon High School chemistry teacher mishandled volatile chemicals, creating fireball that burned student: pro  New York Daily News

A careless New York City chemistry teacher recklessly handled a jug of combustible chemicals, creating a fireball that "melted" a student's ear, an investigation ...



2019 College Scholarship Guide  Highlands Current

Any citizens or permanent residents who believe they might qualify. Anyone who thinks he or she may require financial aid at any point during college.



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 ...



Beacon's Torres, Cleveland Indians' 1st-round pick, ready for baseball career  Poughkeepsie Journal

Beacon High School pitcher Lenny Torres was selected in this year's MLB player draft.



Lenny Torres bids farewell to Beacon, starts pro baseball career in Arizona  Poughkeepsie Journal

Lenny Torres spent his last day in Beacon at his home, wrapping up what was a frenetic week, and discussing overcoming asthma.



Father's Day gift: Beacon's Torres to sign MLB contract as Dad continues to live dream  Poughkeepsie Journal

In Lenny Torres Jr., the Senior has seen the manifestation of his second chance after a troubled youth.



Mid-Hudson Valleys National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winners  Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

2019 National Merit $2500 Scholarship Winners - Mid Hudson Valley, NY - The 2019 National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners were announced Wednesday.



Teen Who Fell From Tribeca Fire Escape Was An Aspiring Actress  Patch.com

Aspiring Actress Died In Fall From Fire Escape - Tribeca-FiDi, NY - The 15-year-old who plummeted to her death Sunday was an aspiring actress who went to ...



For Sale: Beacon Prison  Highlands Current

Must provide jobs, economic boost. By Jeff Simms. New York State is dangling $6 million in grant money as an incentive, again, as it tries to unload the empty ...



'I didn't realize that an A in Harlem was not the same as an A in a majority-white high school': One student's discovery  Chalkbeat New York

A new group called Teens Take Charge recently hosted an open-mic event featuring the voices of high school students from across the city. Here's what they ...



Jewish parents outraged after NY school holds moment of silence for Gaza dead  The Times of Israel

Unclear if tribute announced over loudspeaker by student was approved by principal; parents say they don't understand why school waded into conflict.



Beacon's Lenny Torres awaiting MLB draft destiny tonight  Poughkeepsie Journal

Torres, a senior pitcher on Beacon High School's baseball team, is expected to be picked in the MLB draft either Monday or Tuesday.



The Week Ahead  Highlands Current

Edited by Pamela Doan (calendar@highlandscurrent.org) For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar. COMMUNITY. SAT 18



'Education not deportation': Hundreds of NYC students walk out of class, march to Trump Tower in protest  Chalkbeat Colorado

Leaving biology, English, and calculus behind, hundreds of New York City high school students walked out of class and into the pouring rain, marching to Trump ...



Beacon City School District voters pass budget, school bus proposition  Poughkeepsie Journal

Nearly 24 hours after polls closed Tuesday night, the Beacon City School DIstrict announced voters had approved its $70 million budget and a proposition to ...



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.



Promotion 'outrageous' for teacher who set kid on fire, critics say  New York Daily News

City educators, parents and students were sickened Thursday to hear an Upper West Side teacher found a pot of cash and a cushy job at the end of a rainbow ...



Furor after New York school holds minute's silence for Gaza victims  Haaretz

A New York school's decision to hold a minute's silence for the 62 Palestinian protesters who were killed by Israeli soldiers on the Gaza Strip border last Monday ...



Science teacher behind disastrous experiment that burned students gets job teaching educators with big raise  New York Daily News

A former Upper West Side science teacher who torched two kids with a fireball during a dim-witted experiment has landed a plum job instructing educators — on ...



Teen Who Fell To Death Was The Brightest Of Stars: Friends  Patch.com

Teen Who Fell To Death Was "Brightest Of Stars" - Tribeca-FiDi, NY - Those who knew Imogen Roche left flowers and messages for the late 15-year-old outside ...



Julie Danni, Brian Traglio  The New York Times

Julie Marie Danni and Brian James Traglio were married April 20 at Littlefield, an events space in Brooklyn. Adam Zaremberg, a friend of the couple who ...



Torres, Beacon win big in opener as scouts watch  Poughkeepsie Journal

Lenny Torres, a major league draft prospect, shined before a group of scouts and helped Beacon win big in its season opener.



Kenneth J. Hall  The Daily News Online

Kenneth J. Hall, 63 of Perry, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019 in a farming accident in Groveland. He was born in Beacon, N.Y. on Dec. 5, 1955 a son ...



Beacon names Giametta new athletic director, Cunningham expected to be named at FDR  Poughkeepsie Journal

John Giametta was named Beacon High School's new athletic director Monday, while Tom Cunningham is expected to be named Franklin D. Roosevelt's new ...



Ex-Husband Arrested in Killing of Beacon Woman  Highlands Current

Allegedly stabbed victim to death before fleeing. By Chip Rowe. New York State Police arrested the ex-husband of a Beacon woman for allegedly stabbing her ...



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...



Beacon's Elijah Hughes transfers to Syracuse  Poughkeepsie Journal

Former Beacon High School basketball player Elijah Hughes is transferring from East Carolina University to Syracuse.



Beacon, N.Y.: Quaint City Rediscovered  New York Times

A small city hugging the Hudson in southwestern Dutchess County is catching the attention of budget-minded New Yorkers.



Services For Slain Wappinger Woman Announced  Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

Services For Slain Wappinger Woman Announced - Mid Hudson Valley, NY - State police said Timothy Alexander stabbed Terrie Lee DeGelormo, his ex-wife, ...



Educators’ salaries rise 11% in New York over five years  Poughkeepsie Journal

Educator salaries in New York rose 11 percent over the past five years, but the total number of employees in its schools fell slightly over the same period, new ...



If Carranza wants to take on screening in New York City, here are 5 things he could do  Chalkbeat New York

Tracking is pervasive in New York City from kindergarten through high school, with 28 percent of all schools sorting students based on grades, test scores and ...



Experienced Beacon starting strong with offensive balance  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Beacon High School boys soccer team is off to a quick start this season, sparked by a number of offensive scorers.



Dad of Teen in Tragic Fall: 'I Want to Make Sure Her Friends Are Ok'  Tribeca Trib

Even as he grieves over the unfathomable loss of his daughter, Imogen, Theseus Roche is hoping to bring comfort to the many friends she leaves behind.



Virginia's Ty Jerome thrives on doubters and beating adversity  New York Post

Ty Jerome has had his doubters his whole life, those who questioned him every step of the way, from Iona Prep to Virginia, and after the Cavaliers became the ...



Beacon's Lenny Torres strikes out three in pro debut  Poughkeepsie Journal

On Monday, Lenny Torres of Beacon pitched his first professional game since being drafted by the Cleveland Indians last month.



Beacon students showcase their art in library exhibit  Poughkeepsie Journal

The artwork of students from the Beacon City School District will be showcased at the Howland Public Library starting Saturday.



Section 1's golden arms: Beacon's Torres, Greeley's Neeck on MLB radar  Poughkeepsie Journal

Torres is one of two pitchers from Section 1 who throw in the mid-90s and are garnering attention from scouts heading into the 2018 baseball season.



Chemistry Lab Fire Injures 2 at a Manhattan High School  New York Times

A teacher's chemistry experiment exploded during a demonstration at Beacon High School in Manhattan on Thursday, creating a fireball that burned two 10th ...



The 50 Upstate NY school districts that pay teachers the most, ranked for 2018  NewYorkUpstate.com

School districts across Upstate New York vary widely in teacher compensation. According to Indeed.com, the average teacher salary in the state is $52,537, ...



Woonsocket Beacon Charter school broke admission-lottery rule  The Providence Journal

The well-regarded high school for the arts for three years required entering freshmen to pass eighth-grade English and math, violating a state policy that says ...



Jeff Tweedy & Pete Seeger @ Beacon High School – pics  Brooklyn Vegan

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater's sold out Spring Splash benefit concert on Saturday night at Beacon High School, Beacon, NY, was a big success, raising tens ...



FDNY issues 8 violations to Beacon High School after lab fire  New York Daily News

FDNY officials cited Beacon High School in Manhattan for eight safety violations after two students were scorched in a botched science experiment.



More Students With Disabilities Admitted to 'Screened' High Schools  WNYC

High school match letters go out to New York City students on March 4. Among the results: an increasing number ...



Teens Take Charge - Education Panel On What It's Like To Be Left Behind  BKLYNER

PROSPECT HEIGHTS – “We are here today because we are tired of this conversation being one-sided. It's always been about what the adults think the students ...



Beacon High School mourns after senior 2nd baseman John Fernando dies from fall in Forest Hills  New York Daily News

Beacon High School is mourning the loss of senior second baseman John Fernando, who died at Jamaica Hospital on Friday night after falling six stories from a ...



Why some New York City high schools that were designed to be diverse aren't  Chalkbeat New York

The city is expanding the number of high schools who admit students with a pre-set mix of academic abilities. But there's a problem: At many schools, it's not ...



New York City Students Share Plan to Fight for School Integration  Long Island Report

Posted by LIR staff on Monday, April 23, 2018 ·. Teens Take Charge Founders Nelson Luna and Whitney Stephenson opened their event “We Regret to Inform ...



In High School Darkrooms, Shedding Light on a Vintage Craft  The New York Times

Sudani Ausby, a junior at the High School of Fashion Industries in Chelsea, squinted as she emerged from the darkroom holding a freshly printed 8-by-10 ...



NYC Has the Most Segregated Schools in the Country. How Do We Fix That?  Observer

Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to change the admissions process for specialized high schools reignited the debate on how to integrate New York City's public school ...



The Problem With ‘Ed-Opt’ Schools  The Atlantic

How one promising strategy to integrate New York City's campuses only wound up with the lowest performers.



‘To Whom It Should Concern’  The New York Times

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Beacon to resolve civil rights complaint with former board president  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Beacon City School District will resolve a federal civil rights complaint filed by its former board president, on behalf of her son, whom she says was ...



Beacon High School graduation candidates  Poughkeepsie Journal

Beacon High School candidates for graduation in 2014.



DOE Approves New School for Beacon HS Building After Numerous Delays  DNAinfo

UPPER WEST SIDE — After numerous delays, the Department of Education has officially committed to creating a new school inside an Upper West Side high ...



Beacon Settles Civil Right Complaint With Ex-School Board President  Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice

BEACON, N.Y. -- A federal civil rights complaint filed against the Beacon City School District by a former district president is expected to soon be settled, ...



Parents of Bronx teen badly burned in botched high school chemistry experiment sue city for $27 million  New York Daily News

Yvonne and Claudio Yanes filed the Manhattan Supreme Court suit on behalf of their 16-year-old son, Alonzo, who suffered second- and third-degree burns in ...



MLB Draft: Josiah Gray and Lenny Torres both intend to sign pro contracts  The Journal News | LoHud.com

Lenny Torres was selected No. 41 by the Cleveland Indians in the 2018 MLB Draft and Josiah Gray was taken by the Cincinnati Reds with pick No. 72.



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.



Netflix documentary on school integration spotlights New York City but troubles some activists  Chalkbeat New York

With a film crew rolling, Hebh Jamal boarded the subway before dawn to start her commute to Beacon High School in Manhattan's Theater District -- a ride that ...



Corrections Sergeant Enters Plea In Killing Of Ex-Wife  Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

Corrections Sgt. Enters Plea In Killing Ex-Wife - Mid Hudson Valley, NY - DeGelormo and Alexander married in 2008, but divorced in 2017.



Red Hook grad Bemis: 'Do what you love'  Poughkeepsie Journal

Julia Bemis was among 170 Red Hook High School seniors to graduate on Saturday.



Area wrestlers earn entry to Section 1 championships  USA TODAY High School Sports

They put together their best efforts in the divisional round. And now, they hope to win section titles. This past weekend, 39 area wrestlers qualified for the Section ...



Beacon's Grey soared above 2016 Journal Boys Track and Field All-Stars  Poughkeepsie Journal

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR. Rayvon Grey. School: Beacon. Grade: 12. Events: Long jump, triple jump. Vital stats: The Bulldog standout had yet another standout ...



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