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NYC High Schools Ranked Among Nations Best  New York City, NY Patch

NYC High Schools Ranked Among Nation's Best - New York City, NY - A U.S. News & World Report ranking named hundreds of NYC schools.

100 best high schools in NY: Which made the grade in Upstate NY?

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2019 rankings.

Grondahl: High school journalists restore faith in free speech  Times Union

Albany. I had been feeling despair about the fate of free speech, its existence under unprecedented assault from President Donald Trump, who demeans the ...

Elite Townsend Harris High School Gets New Principal Following Controversy  DNAinfo

Brian Condon was selected as the new principal at Townsend Harris High School.

High school students from Flushing bring home medals from city Science Olympiad in Ridgewood

Three STEM Students from John Bowne High School in Flushing took home first place medals last week at the New York City Regional Science Olympiad held ...

Flushing community health and wellness expo offers free workshops and screenings

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is organizing and inviting the community seeking a healthy lifestyle and affordable healthcare resources to its first ...

Queens high school newspaper called ‘fake news’ by DOE official  New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

FLUSHING, Queens – One of the top ranking high schools in New York City is knee-deep in internal conflict. Students, faculty and parents at Townsend Harris ...

Townsend Harris High School: A real gem in Queens  New York Daily News

Townsend Harris High School was opened at the turn of the 20th century as a free college preparatory school for the city's brightest male students.

Parents at Queens' Townsend Harris HS don't want admission standards relaxed for 'unqualified' special educat  New York Daily News

No SPECIAL admissions for special education students! That's what livid Townsend Harris High School parents are saying about an Education Dept. decision to ...

This high school in Astoria ranks at the top of the list of best NYC high schools

Queens residents should look no further than their own borough to get the best public high school education in the city. The Baccalaureate School for Global ...

The principal at a top Queens high school has banned homework and tests on certain days of the week  New York Daily News

Imagine this: no homework on Wednesdays, and a principal that wants the students to get more sleep.

Clearing the air on a trashy idea for Maspeth: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was

Nearly 30 years ago, New York City found itself grappling with a garbage crisis of epic proportions. It wasn't due to a strike of sanitation workers or some ...

A call for action at Townsend Harris HS  Queens Chronicle

Townsend Harris High School's Parent Teacher Association, students and lawmakers last Thursday called on the Department of Education to restart the ...

New York students rally in Albany for freedom of the press  Times Union

Albany. Freedom of the press is a concept that starts early for the group of young journalists who traveled to the state Capitol on Tuesday in support of a bill that ...

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...

Townsend Harris Takes Principal Fight To City Hall  Queens Tribune

BY JAMES FARRELL Staff Writer. Townsend Harris High School students, faculty members and elected officials gathered in front of City Hall on Feb. 24 to call ...

No small feat getting into Townsend Harris High School; 3,000 8th graders list it as first choice  New York Daily News

Townsend Harris High School in Queens had spots for fewer than 10% of the students who listed it as their first choice for this school year, stats show.

Parents and students protest for removal of interim principal in Queens  WABC-TV

Parents and students are protesting and asking for the removal of their interim principal who could at some point become permanent.

Townsend Harris' Permanent Principal Selected  Queens Tribune

Following a yearlong fight to remove its interim-acting principal, Rosemarie Jahoda, Townsend Harris High School students and faculty celebrated last week.

Two Queens High Schools Ranked Top Ten In State For STEM Education, Report Says

Two Best Queens High Schools For STEM: Report - Queens, NY - Four other Queens high schools were included in the list of 100 best schools for STEM ...

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.

S’Park Awards Honor Media Mentors  Ithaca College

The Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College recognized seven outstanding media mentors from across the United States with S'Park Media ...

What are the best high schools in Qns.?  Queens Chronicle

U.S. News and World Report on Monday released its list of the top 50 high schools in New York City.Eleven in the World's Borough made the list.

Queens' Townsend Harris High School boasts borough's highest percentage of graduating students  New York Daily News

'This is the best public school in New York City.'CAPS OFF to Queens students.

Harvey Sabinson Dead: Broadway League Executive Director And Press Agent Was 94  Deadline

Harvey Sabinson, one of Broadway's legendary press agents and a former long-time executive director of The Broadway League, died on April 18 of natural ...

John Bowne principal moved from his post  Queens Chronicle

Howard Kwait is finally out at John Bowne High School in Flushing.Discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits leveled against the former principal had led ...

UPDATE: Parents & students at high school in Flushing want embattled acting principal fired now

The Townsend Harris High School (THHS) community has united to demand a change in leadership. Dozens of parents, alumni, teachers, administration, ...

NYC Has 113 Of Americas Best High Schools, US News Says

113 NYC High Schools Ranked As Best In US: Report - Tribeca-FiDi, NY - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country.

War on Mosquitoes 2018: City set to drop more larvicide in Queens this week

With already one human West Nile virus case reported in New York City this season, the Health Department is kicking its battle to kill disease-carrying ...

PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT: George Reuter  Lamron

Lecturer of mathematics George Reuter's captivating presence in the classroom, combined with his passion for academia and unconventional style of teaching ...

Queens Focus, Jan. 14-20, 2016  Queens Tribune

Five Queens students were among 17 recipients of “CityDoctors” scholarships to attend medical school at St. Georges University School of Medicine on Jan. 7.

THHS reporters meet principal candidates  Queens Chronicle

Many are angry at the Department of Education's secrecy surrounding the permanent principal hiring process at Flushing's Townsend Harris High School.

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.

Long Island City's newest building features luxury cars and luxury apartment units

Construction on a brand-new, mixed-use development has been completed in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. The developer, an affiliate of Silver Star ...

The 50 smartest public high schools in America  Business Insider

Public high schools can offer high quality academics just as much as private schools — without the five-figure tuition cost. Niche recently released its 2019 ...

Woman shot by cops at a Maspeth home apparently lunged at officers with a knife: NYPD

Detectives continue to investigate a police-involved shooting in Maspeth on Monday afternoon that claimed the life of a 54-year-old woman who allegedly ...

NEWS RELEASE: Not “fake news:” National award celebrates tenacious New York City high school journalists whose reporting forced school leadership change  Student Press Law Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 16, 2017. Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ For its intensive coverage of the ...

Townsend Harris Principal Selection To Restart  Queens Tribune

BY JAMES FARRELL Staff Writer. The process to find a permanent principal at Flushing's Townsend Harris High School is officially being restarted, ...

Whitestone rally will push for changes to NY driver renewal policy following teen's tragic death

Madeline Sershen was doing everything right when she crossed at Utopia Parkway and 16th Avenue in Whitestone on June 25. The 17-year-old, who attended ...

Press Agent And Broadway Executive Harvey Sabinson Dies  Broadway World

Harvey Sabinson, one of Broadway's legendary press agents, and former long-time executive director of The Broadway League, died on April 18, 2019 of ...

Queens chemistry teacher infuses life lessons into lectures  New York Daily News

Charismatic chemistry teacher Tom Sangiorgi, 46, mesmerizes the kids at Townsend Harris High School in Flushing, Queens, with lectures that synthesize the ...

Earning an 'A': Brooklyn Latin tops in U.S. News & World Report’s high school rankings  New York Daily News

A healthy dose of Latin helped a Brooklyn academy skyrocket to the top of U.S..

Great Neck South Named No. 3 Best Public High School in New York in 2017

Great Neck School Rankings. - Great Neck, NY - Great Neck South is No. 3 in New York but No. 1 on Long Island. Great Neck High School North also made the ...

Queens family crushed by college student's tragic fall off cliff  New York Post

A college student from Queens was taking a relaxing walk through a scenic stretch of land overlooking Swarthmore College when he slipped and fell off a cliff to.

Sleepy Hollow among Area High Schools Succeeding by Beating the Odds

Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow, NY - Newsweek this week released a list of high schools across the country that are finding success despite challenges.

Deferred Inaction: Undocumented students on the challenges of high school and higher education  New York Daily News

Editor's note: This story was originally published by the school newspaper at Townsend Harris High School and is now being presented on the Daily News ...

Principal selection, shrouded in secrecy  New York Daily News

When it comes to our kids' schools, it's about trust. Or it should be, anyway.

Rumors that a homeless shelter is coming to College Point are untrue, official says

While hundreds of city residents showed up to a College Point civic meeting last week to rally against a rumored homeless shelter site, a local lawmaker says ...

Healthcare town halls coming to Qns.  Queens Chronicle

Healthcare-focused town halls are coming to Jackson Heights, Jamaica and Flushing, the Queens Solidarity Coalition announced on Monday at NYC Health + ...

NYCs 55 Best Public High Schools: U.S. News Releases 2016 Rankings

NEW YORK CITY, NY — It's that time of year again! That time of year when, just as the students of NYC Schools begin to feel summer's heat wiggle up from the ...

Kew Gardens Hills: A Little Town in Central Queens  The New York Times

In Paul Simon's 1975 song, “My Little Town,” he and Art Garfunkel croon about a dreary place, where laundry is hung out to dry in air polluted by factories.

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 ...

High school and college press freedom awards  Student Press Law Center

The Student Press Law Center annually presents a competitive high school journalism and college journalism award to recognize exceptional efforts in fighting ...

Ambassador visits Harris  Queens Chronicle

Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, the consul general of Japan in New York, toured Townsend Harris High School last Thursday with Assemblywoman Nily ...

100 best public high schools in New York state: 4 CNY schools make the list

Three schools in Syracuse area make list of top 100 public high schools.

Intel semifinalists find their calling  Queens Chronicle

Queens' three semifinalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search competition are all interested in pursuing careers in neuroscience. Their prize-winning ...

A Christian Group Finds Its Place in the Public Schools  New York Times

In New York City, belonging to an evangelical group at a high school can make members the objects of scorn from classmates and even teachers.

Jamaica high school's 'The Highlighter' won top prize at the Newsies! journalism contest — best print newspape  New York Daily News

Read all about it: City millennials find news and win journalism awards.

Ozone Park woman finds purpose and joy through training a future assistance dog

For Ozone Park's Barbara Bocklage, taking on a puppy from Canine Companions for Independence was a no-brainer. Bockage worked with handicapped ...

Ozone Park is getting new elementary school to help alleviate overcrowding

A new elementary school, P.S. 335, is set to open in Centerville at the beginning of the 2017 academic year for students in Ozone Park. To be built at the corner ...

The cyclone that transformed Woodhaven: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was

It was 122 years ago this month, July 13, 1895, that the storm appeared with no warning, first striking Woodhaven at Jamaica Avenue and Elderts Lane.

Here's your guide to some family-friendly Halloween events across Queens

Whether you're looking for the Great Pumpkin or just want to dress up and have some fun, there are plenty of exciting, family-friendly Halloween events taking ...

Ridgewood boxing club to hold grand re-opening to celebrate its expansion this weekend

A local boxing gym that helped a Ridgewood native turn pro will celebrate its grand re-opening this weekend after a recent expansion that nearly tripled its size.

Queens man caught stealing mail in Flushing arrested & found with counterfeit IDs, credit cards

A Woodside man cuffed for stealing mail in Queens was discovered with a collection of forged items, according to police. Sungwoo Han, 30, was arrested and ...

These are the most heartbreaking and bizarre crime stories that happened in Queens in 2016

Though crime and shootings are at a historic low in the city, Queens has experienced its fair share of peculiar and heartbreaking crime stories in 2016.

Whitestone native publishes book detailing the history found in the city's cemeteries

One author with roots in Whitestone wants more people to see the beauty in the borough's cemeteries. “The history we have in Queens — I'm not sure many ...

Beating the Odds: Top Schools That Succeed Despite Inequality

Waltham, MA - Schools are spread across the country. None in Massachusetts made the list.

At Francis Lewis High School in Queens, Crowding Signals Success  New York Times

Francis Lewis High is one of a number of New York City public schools teeming with students despite the system's overall drop in enrollment.

Brooklyn Heights Parents Fear Chancellor's 'Vendetta' in Principal Pick  DNAinfo

Parents at Brooklyn Heights' P.S. 8 worry the schools chancellor is blocking their principal pick.

Ireland Announces Incoming Track & Field/Cross Country Class  Columbia University Athletics

Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Dan Ireland has announced the addition of 32 student-athletes to the class of 2020.

How The Queens Of Trump's Youth Became The Diverse 'Antithesis' Of His Policies  Gothamist

The mostly-white borough of Trump's childhood has grown into something very different... and very opposed to the president's agenda.

Newer LaGuardia flight paths cause pain in Flushing  Queens Chronicle

Residents from all over Queens have complained about changes to air traffic patterns over the last few years. Among those heavily impacted are the people of ...

Thoughts on Water From Young New Yorkers  New York Times

The city announced the winners of a poetry and art competition related to water conservation.

Best in class: Meet the Hometown Heroes in Education, the brightest stars of New York City schools  New York Daily News

They've never sought the spotlight — but on Wednesday, 11 excellent educators got their due. The winners of the 2014 Daily News Hometown Heroes in ...

Three strikes and you're in!  Queens Chronicle

If you're looking for good, old-fashioned family fun you can enjoy no matter what the weather is like, you'd be hard-pressed to beat bowling. Queens has a ...

America's Top Schools 2014  Newsweek

Newsweek's 2014 Rankings highlights schools that do the absolute best job of preparing students for college. This year, our methodology is more stringent than ...

Herbert A. Hauptman, Nobel-Winning Mathematician, Dies at 94  New York Times

Dr. Hauptman, a mathematician, shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in chemistry with Jerome Karle for their revolutionary methods of studying molecular structure.

Blogger profile: Annette Parisi  Albany Times Union

Job and career searches can be time-intensive, even in a good job market. Transferable skills can be developed/honed in that position, which can help make ...

School prayer: 50 years after the ban, God and faith more present than ever  Christian Science Monitor

School prayer was banned by the US Supreme Court 50 years ago, but there is probably more presence of religion in public school environments – through club ...

Exclusive: How Safe Are NYC's Schools? New Interactive Map Compares What Teachers & Students Are Reporting  The 74

As states rethink school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act, policymakers often overlook information that goes to the heart of what might be the ...

Swarthmore student dies after fall in Crum Woods  The Delaware County Daily Times

It is not unusual for students and borough residents to hike through the woods of the Crum Creek Valley that include the majestic trees and verdant plantings of ...

Try community acupuncture at new wellness clinic in Astoria

Just around the corner from the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard train stop sits a converted factory building that houses several successful small businesses, and it is ...

Gunman will serve many years in prison for deadly Springfield Gardens shooting

A Queens man will be spending the next three decades in a prison cell for killing a man and injuring four others in a May 2011 shooting in Springfield Gardens, ...

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