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Beacon High School to be closed Wednesday for C. diff bacteria  Poughkeepsie Journal

High school staff learned on Tuesday of a confirmed case of Clostridioides difficile.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

The Week Ahead  Highlands Current

Edited by Pamela Doan ( For a complete listing of events, see COMMUNITY. SAT 13. Earth Day ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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

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 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.

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Beacon district seeks 2 new principals after resignations  Poughkeepsie Journal

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Teen Who Fell From Tribeca Fire Escape Was An Aspiring Actress

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

'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 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 near an open flame, creating a fireball that “melted” a student's ...

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.

Arlington High School graduates celebrate next step in life  Poughkeepsie Journal

Arlington High School celebrated its 829 candidates for graduation at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill Saturday afternoon.

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

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.

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, ...

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

On a recent day at Beacon High School, nine Major League Baseball scouts crowded into the gymnasium and watched, as Lenny Torres hurled pitch after pitch.

Get to know the 2018 MLB Draft class from the Lower Hudson Valley  The Journal News |

The 2018 Major League Baseball Draft has concluded, and in many respects, it was a banner year for the Lower Hudson Valley. Nine players with ties to the ...

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 50 Upstate NY school districts that pay teachers the most, ranked for 2018

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Voters OK school projects in Beacon, Red Hook, Spackenkill  Poughkeepsie Journal

Voters in three local school districts overwhelmingly approved millions of dollars in capital project spending during special elections on Tuesday.

Cleveland Indians sign RHP Lenny Torres Jr., their third choice in the June draft

The Indians signed right-handers Lenny Torres Jr., and Cody Morris on Tuesday. They took Torres with their third pick in the draft and Morris in the seventh ...

These Dutchess Students Named National Merit Semifinalists  Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice

Some of Dutchess County's best and brightest students were among those chosen as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which celebrates ...

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.

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 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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

In New York City's stratified high school system, some schools abound with academic superstars, while others are crowded with students who struggle with basic ...

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.

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 ...

How some low-income students discovered the unwritten rules of high school admissions  Chalkbeat Colorado

A program called Breakthrough New York helps fill in gaps.

19 Years After Columbine, Students Again Say ‘Enough’ on Gun Violence  The New York Times

Young marchers, many not yet born when the Colorado shooting took place, turned out for the third time in two months to protest school shootings.

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.

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.

Girls basketball: Irvington's depth, defense too much for Highland in regional semifinal  The Journal News |

Irvington defeated Section 9 champion Highland in the Class B state regional semifinals Tuesday, 56-34, at Beacon High School.

National School Walkouts In Manhattan: What You Need To Know  New York City, NY Patch

National School Walkouts In Manhattan - New York City, NY - See where students will protest Wednesday morning in Manhattan.

Beacon Performing Arts Center to Present ELF, THE MUSICAL This Weekend  Broadway World

The Beacon Performing Arts Center (BPAC) will be performing their first main stage production of Elf, The Musical this weekend, starring youth from the Hudson ...

Beacon High School graduation candidates  Poughkeepsie Journal

Beacon High School candidates for graduation in 2014.

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 ...

Rayvon Grey Bio

Career Record. Events: Long Jump (IN: 25-2, OUT: 25-5 ½), Triple Jump (IN: 48-7 ¼, OUT: 47-8). 2018 All-American (outdoor long jump). 2018 OUTDOOR ...

NYC students are taking the lead in the fight to end legally segregated schools  Mic

The Teens Take Charge organization wants schools to focus more on equity than on rewarding and punishing high and low achievers.

Students awarded scholarships from Salisbury Bank  Torrington Register Citizen

LAKEVILLE — Salisbury Bank recently named the recipients of its 2018 annual Scholarship Program. Salisbury Bank created its Annual Scholarship Program in ...

Beacon wrestler competes on one leg after beating cancer  Poughkeepsie Journal

Beacon's Liam Ollive stares down opponents on the mat despite disability.

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

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.

City of Beacon candidates  Poughkeepsie Journal

City of Beacon candidates. Office sought: Mayor Length of term: Four years. Annual salary for the office: $25,000. Name: Randy J. Casale (incumbent) Age: 64

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.

Even an Expert's Resolve Is Tested by the City's High School Admissions Process  New York Times

The high school admissions process is frustrating and exhausting even for a parent thoroughly familiar with the system.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Arlington boys soccer to forfeit two wins after ineligible player discovered  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Arlington High School boys soccer team will forfeit its two wins to open the season after reporting an ineligible player.

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.

Yorktown-Somers Boys Swimming Enjoys Historic Season

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown and Somers maybe rivals in most sports but in the pool have combined for an historic season.

Newport Folk Festival to present Mavis Staples & Friends in NYC, LA and Nashville  What'sUpNewp

Newport Folk Festival announced this morning that they are pleased to present three celebratory shows commemorating the 80th birthday of Mavis Staples.

Dear Chancellor: Your messages to Richard Carranza, as he becomes New York City's schools chief  Chalkbeat New York

More than 120 parents, teachers, students, school administrators, and others told us what Carranza needs to know. Here's some of what you had to say.

Peter Pan Flies High at Beacon HS  Hudson Valley News Network

BEACON – The Beacon Players present PETER PAN in the beloved 1954 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play, with music by Mark “Moose” Charlap, ...

Ellenville teen father accused of abusing 10-month-old daughter: District Attorney  Poughkeepsie Journal

A 17-year-old Ellenville father faces charges after he allegedly choked his 10-month-old daughter until she was unconscious, according to Ulster County District ...

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 ...

Engagements: Yolanda McDonald & William Cooper  Poughkeepsie Journal

Engagements: Yolanda McDonald & William Cooper; Ms. Chicketa Smith, of Bronx, NY, is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Yolanda ...

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