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Manhattan teens call for ouster of school council rep who opposes DOE plan to diversify curriculum  New York Daily News

The teens, some of whom are members of the advocacy group Teens Take Charge, which has pushed to city to integrate schools, said in a petition that council ...



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 ...



Jack “Dex” Dexter (1932-2019)  Highlands Current

Jack I. (Dex) Dexter, 87, of Parkland, Florida, and formerly of Beacon, died Aug. 8, 2019, at home, surrounded by loved ones. He was born July 17, 1932, ...



'It's so hard to say goodbye:' Beacon class president nostalgic about graduation  Poughkeepsie Journal

Although Sierra Shields is sad to say goodbye to the friends she's made throughout her time in the Beacon City School District, she said she's excited to see ...



Beacon High School 2019 candidates for graduation  Poughkeepsie Journal

The following is the list of Beacon High School 2019 candidates for graduation: Toluwalase Akinwunmi, Qaiser Alaji, Nicole Alonso, Brannon Alvarado, Anisa ...



Beacon High chemistry teacher deflects blame for setting student on fire, but admits foggy memory  New York Daily News

A chemistry teacher who accidentally set her student on fire during a classroom demonstration took the stand Tuesday, trembling as she detailed her familiarity ...



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.



‘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 ...



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.



$60 Million Awarded to N.Y. Student Engulfed in Flames in Chemistry Accident  The New York Times

Much of a high school student's body was left scarred from third-degree burns when an experiment went awry in 2014.



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 ...



Manhattan principal admits ‘mistake’ when confronted with safety questions in trial over burned student  New York Daily News

The principal of a Manhattan high school admitted on the stand Monday that she had made a mistake concerning school safety after being confronted over who ...



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.



The Week Ahead  Highlands Current

Edited by Pamela Doan (calendar@highlandscurrent.org) For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar. COMMUNITY. SAT 10. Putnam ...



Beacon Student Disfigured By Botched Experiment Wins $59M Verdict  Midtown Manhattan, NY Patch

Student Disfigured By Botched Experiment Wins $59M - Midtown Manhattan, NY - The former Beacon High School student was badly burned during a 2014 ...



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 ...



Manhattan school aide arrested for sexual relationship with student  New York Post

A teacher's aide at a Manhattan high school who became a mother figure to a troubled teenager used the adoration to turn the relationship into a two-year ...



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.



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 student horrifically burned should get over $70M from city: lawyer  New York Post

The lawyer for the Beacon High School teen who was badly burned in a botched chemistry experiment asked a jury to award his client more than $70 million in ...



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, ...



Life after Lenny: Beacon baseball finding success after graduation of MLB prospect Torres  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Beacon High School baseball team is off to a good start this season, after the graduation of elite pitcher and MLB draft pick Lenny Torres.



Elijah Hughes, the 'Golden Child,' spins small-town promise into Syracuse basketball dream  syracuse.com

The Syracuse forward will take a leadership role and will be leaned on to provide plenty of scoring in 2019-20.



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.



Superintendent: Beacon HS Social Media Threat Non-Credible  Daily Voice

A threat made on social media against Beacon High School that drew extra police coverage on campus has been deemed non-credible.Beacon Superintendent ...



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...



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 ...



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, ...



I learned nothing at one of NYC's elite high schools  New York Post

Last spring, as I sat waiting for a friend to emerge from the Lab High School in Chelsea, my attention shifted to a group of sobbing middle schoolers. I...



'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.



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 ...



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 ...



'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, ...



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 ...



Parents outraged at school's silent tribute for Gaza victims  New York Post

Students at the elite Beacon School in New York City were asked to pause from their studies last week to pay tribute to the victims of violence in Gaza, where ...



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 ...



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's Torres honored with painting, banner  Poughkeepsie Journal

Lenny Torres' likeness is now adorned in the hallways at Beacon High School. A banner listing his achievements is also being hung in the gym.



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 ...



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 ...



Students demand desegregation after de Blasio snubs deadline  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A group of teens are taking to the floor of City Hall — literally — to call for the desegregation of New York City public high schools. At 1 p.m. in the foyer of City ...



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.



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.



City of Beacon awarded $160,000 for park, sewer improvements  Poughkeepsie Journal

The money is going toward improvements at Green Street Park and a sewer pipe on Wilkes Street.



Things to Do With Kids in Manhattan on August 2  NY Metro Parents

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan today, August 2, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on ...



Beacon's Hughes ready for NCAA tourney, with support back home  Poughkeepsie Journal

The guard from Beacon enjoyed a sensational first season with the Orange and will be playing in his first NCAA tournament.



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 ...



Things to Do With Kids in Manhattan on August 3  NY Metro Parents

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan today, August 3, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on ...



Teen Falls to Death in Manhattan While Climbing Outside of Building  Wall Street Journal

A 15-year-old New York City high-school student fell to her death Sunday night from the fifth floor of an apartment building in the Tribeca neighborhood of ...



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 ...



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 ...



Cleveland Indians prospect Lenny Torres, a Beacon native, undergoes Tommy John surgery  Poughkeepsie Journal

The MLB prospect posted on his Instagram that he underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching arm.



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.



Beacon district seeks 2 new principals after resignations  Poughkeepsie Journal

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



Hudson Valley Rallies Behind Mother of 7 Killed in Crash  Hudson Valley Post

A Hudson Valley family is in mourning and could use your help after a mother of seven was killed in a crash on I-84.



Teacher of chemistry lab gone wrong neglected safety protocols: expert  New York Post

A chemistry safety expert testified Thursday in the trial for a Beacon High School Student who was burned in an experiment-gone-wrong in 2014 to say that his ...



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.



Mid-Hudson Valley Patch Voters Guide To School District Elections  Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

Mid-Hudson Valley School Elections Voters Guide - Mid Hudson Valley, NY - Don't forget to vote May 21 if you live in the mid-Hudson Valley. Here's what you ...



Things to Do With Kids in Manhattan on August 8  NY Metro Parents

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan today, August 8, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Jewish groups call 'moment of silence' at New York public school 'reprehensible'  JNS.org

Honoring the memory of terrorists who seek to destroy Israel, which is the United States' sole democratic ally in the Middle East, is reprehensible, and smacks of ...



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 ...



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 ...



New Paltz High School graduation offers time to reflect  Poughkeepsie Journal

New Paltz High School held its 2019 graduation ceremony on Wednesday.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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...



'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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



New intensity, renewed confidence for Beacon football with new coach  Poughkeepsie Journal

With a new coaching staff in place and new schemes implemented, the Beacon football team believes the program's ascension can begin soon.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



A Failed High School Chemistry Experiment Resulted In Nearly $60 Million In Damages  KFSM 5Newsonline

A New York jury granted nearly $60 million in civil damages to a high school student who was severely burned in a 2014 class chemistry experiment. The award ...



Beacon High School Celebrates Class Of 2017  Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice

BEACON, N.Y. -- Beacon High School's Class of 2017 is ready for their next chapter.The school held its annual commencement ceremony at Dutchess Stadium ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 High School graduation candidates  Poughkeepsie Journal

Beacon High School candidates for graduation in 2014.



As local high school graduates prepare for next adventure, most opt for college  Poughkeepsie Journal

Last year, more than half of all area high school graduates attended a four-year school in the fall. More than 3600 more graduated this month.



Beacon High School cancer survivor raises $2,500 with 5K  Poughkeepsie Journal

Noah Cory, a cancer survivor, organized the inaugural Ryan McElroy “Never Say No” 5K and Family Fun Run, which took place Saturday at Long Dock Park in ...



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 ...



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 ...



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