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'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, ...

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.

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.

"Coach Jake" Turned A Team Of NYC Immigrants Into A Prep Powerhouse  The Shadow League

The journey of legendary Martin Luther King High School soccer coach Martin Coach Jake Jacobson cant be put into perspective by simply acknowledging the ...

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, ...

Beacon schools open Thursday after non-credible threat  Poughkeepsie Journal

Police have given the Beacon district "an all clear for the schools,” to open Thursday, according to a message from Superintendent Matt Landahl.

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 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 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.

NYers, Elected Officials Rally for #GreenNewDeal4NYC Before Council Hearing on Landmark Legislation to Slash NYC Climate Pollution  Common Dreams

Over 150 concerned New Yorkers, unions and Councilmembers rallied in front of a large sign spelling out #GreenNewDeal4NYC before a City Hall hearing on ...

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 ...

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

(May 29, 2018 / JNS) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor of the New York City Department of Public Education Richard Carranza are ...

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'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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Parents Angered by NYC School's Decision to Remember Gaza Victims  CBN News

Parents of students at a New York City high school are appalled over the school's decision to hold a moment of silence for the Palestinians who died in last ...

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.

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'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 ...

Mom Arraigned In Death Of Daughter; Mold Found At School  River Towns, NY Patch

Daily Digest For Tuesday, Sept. 1 - Rivertowns, NY - Plus sentence for attempted rapes and burglaries, armed robberies of cabbies and more: nearby news.

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 ...

Love or hate the specialized high school test, New York City students take the exam this weekend  Chalkbeat New York

The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test has been both lauded as a fair measure for who gets accepted to the city's most coveted high schools — and ...

Few black and Hispanic students receive admissions offers to New York City's top high schools — again  Chalkbeat New York

Four years and an entire chancellorship after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to diversify New York City's most elite high schools, the schools remain as ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 High School graduation candidates  Poughkeepsie Journal

The following students are candidates for graduation from Beacon High School. Adam Acevedo, David Adams, Akinsola Akinwunmi, Irina Alekseeva, Fabio Alijaj ...

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.

Another integration plan for Upper West Side middle schools is met with some support, but also familiar concerns  Chalkbeat New York

The education department on Tuesday presented yet another proposal for integrating Upper West Side and Harlem middle schools, drawing both support and ...

Specialized high school admissions bill is on hold until next year, Heastie says  Chalkbeat New York

A bill to eliminate the specialized high school admissions test likely does not have a path forward this year in the New York State legislature.

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 ...

School bullying of another kind: Political correctness fuels nastiness at Beacon High School - NY Daily News  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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio's specialized high school proposal clears one (small) hurdle  Chalkbeat New York

A bill to overhaul admissions at New York City's premier high schools passed the Assembly education committee on Wednesday — but debate over the ...

'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 ...

'Why are we screening children? I don't get that': Chancellor Carranza offers harsh critique of NYC school admissions  Chalkbeat Colorado

New York City's schools chief expressed a fundamental critique of the school system on Wednesday, arguing that sorting students by ability is “antithetical” to ...

Do selective admissions actually help middle schools choose the best students? This Manhattan dad says no.  Chalkbeat New York

Eric Goldberg wants to change the debate around whether public schools should be allowed to select their students based on test scores, report card grades, ...

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 ...

Local graduation rate flat in 2017  Poughkeepsie Journal

Dutchess County's overall high school graduation rate stayed flat in 2017.

Promotion 'outrageous' for teacher who set kid on fire, critics say - NY Daily News  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 ...

De Blasio's specialized school proposal spurs outrage in Asian communities  Chalkbeat Colorado

Mayor Bill de Blasio's efforts to enroll more black and Hispanic students at the city's elite specialized high schools has fueled backlash from those who argue the ...

Rise & Shine: School spending gets a billion-dollar boost  Chalkbeat New York

Good morning! Late Friday evening, state lawmakers reached a budget deal that includes a $1 billion boost in school spending, a higher number than what Gov.

It's now easier for siblings to attend the same NYC school. Here's how that could affect transfers, gifted programs and diversity.  Chalkbeat New York

The education department has quietly expanded an admissions preference to siblings of some older students, continuing a push to make it easier for families to ...

Beacon High School's New Building Will Open a Month Ahead of Schedule  DNAinfo

Beacon High School's new home on West 43rd Street will open on Aug. 1, 2015, instead of Sept. 1.

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 ...

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.

Carranza didn't expect 'screening' comments to create such an uproar  Chalkbeat New York

A week after New York City's new schools chief criticized competitive admissions at some city schools, he said he did not realize his comments would cause ...

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.

Millions in school projects up for vote in Beacon, Red Hook, Spackenkill  Poughkeepsie Journal

Three local school districts are asking voters to approve millions of dollars in capital project spending during special elections on Tuesday.

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 ...

Prestigious and public, the Hunter College schools charge hefty fees and admit few poor students  Chalkbeat Colorado

As New York City engages in a lively debate about the lack of diversity at eight elite city high schools, Hunter's disparities are starker.

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 ...

Here are the 50 New York City schools with kindergarten waitlists in 2018  Chalkbeat New York

In a sign of just how volatile admissions can be, just 23 of the schools also had waitlists last year.

Who's who on New York City's School Diversity Advisory Group  Chalkbeat New York

The task given to the group, which began meeting last month, is to evaluate the city's current proposals and recommend additional ways to promote school ...

For local high school graduates, college, military in future  Poughkeepsie Journal

Many of the thousands of students in 16 local Dutchess and Ulster districts to graduate high school this year will head to college, trends show.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Placing limits on their integration push, Carranza and de Blasio say busing is off the table  Chalkbeat New York

Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected the idea Wednesday that New York City might employ busing to integrate schools, closing the ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

225 Hudson Valley Students Named 2018 Merit Semifinalists  White Plains, NY Patch

225 HV Students Named 2018 Merit Semifinalists - White Plains, NY - The seniors are in the running for prestigious national scholarships. See how students in ...

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 ...

These 11-year-old Brooklyn students are asking New York City to do something about segregated schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

While they learned about the history of segregation, a group of Brooklyn 11-year-olds took a good look around their classrooms and realized their schools ...

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

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Indians have signed right-hander Lenny Torres Jr., their third pick in the June draft. Torres posted a 0.68 ERA (three earned runs in 41 ...

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.

New York City students share why they're fighting for school integration  Chalkbeat New York

New York City schools are among the most segregated in the country, and students are playing a growing role in the budding movement to do something about ...

More gifted programs join New York City's school diversity efforts  Chalkbeat New York

New York City will expand its efforts to diversify its starkly segregated Gifted and Talented programs, education department officials announced Tuesday.

Haven't heard of participatory budgeting? Voters approved it on Tuesday — and here's how it can bring millions to New York City schools.  Chalkbeat New York

When a city councilman told Laura Espinoza she could win thousands of dollars for her local schools through a process called participatory budgeting, the ...

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 ...

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...

Top New York City high schools are enrolling twice as many special ed students as they did 4 years ago  Chalkbeat Colorado

The number of students with disabilities at the city's top high schools nearly doubled over the past four years, a new enrollment analysis shows.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Pitcher Lenny Torres "Serves It Up" Before Signing MLB Contract  Hudson Valley News Network

BEACON – He's been clocked at 96-97 MPH at his most recent outing, but in these last few days before embarking on his new career with the Cleveland Indians ...

National School Walkouts in NYC: What You Need To Know  New York City, NY Patch

National School Walkouts in NYC: What To Know - New York City, NY - Students at dozens of schools will join a nationwide protest against gun violence on ...

Watching the Manhattan desegregation debate unfold, a Brooklyn mom amasses support for bigger changes  Chalkbeat New York

To Kelly Bare, a Brooklyn mom who chose her neighborhood school when many others like her would not, the proposal currently dividing Manhattan parents ...

Basketball: Complete NYSPHSAA tournament schedule for boys and girls  The Journal News |

See the complete state tournament schedule for Section 1 boys and girls basketball teams.

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 ...

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

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

How to tackle New York's severe school segregation? State policymakers spitball ideas  Chalkbeat New York

A group of New York's top policymakers tasked with finding ways to encourage school integration started outlining some tentative steps they could take.

'Did you get in?' High school offer letters bring smiles, a few tears to Bronx classrooms  Chalkbeat New York

As eighth-graders at M.S. 244 in the Bronx received their high school offer letters, student reactions ranged from cheers and hugs to sobs and silence.

Why do some New York City schools get to choose their students? Here's the case for and against 'screening.'  Chalkbeat New York

In response to reader questions, we explore why some New York City schools screen their applicants and what are some proposed alternatives to the current ...

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 ...

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.

PRESS KIT: Story Ideas for Media re: 2018 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race  Wolfe News Wire

Story Ideas for Media updated Aug 2 - Matt Llano & Alia Gray out of elite field w/ injuries; 113 is the correct number of legacy runners entered Topics: Race ...

These Dutchess Students Named National Merit Semifinalists  Northwest 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 ...

The Week Ahead  Highlands Current

Edited by Pamela Doan ( For a complete listing of events, see COMMUNITY. SAT 3. All About ...

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.

FDNY issues 8 violations to Beacon High School after lab fire - NY Daily News  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.

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 ...

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 ...

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