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LaGuardia High principal won't attend graduation  New York Post

The embattled principal of LaGuardia High School, the city's elite high school for the performing arts, has told parents she won't be attending Monday's ...



The ‘Fame’ High School Is Known for the Arts. Should Algebra Matter There?  The New York Times

Hundreds of students at Manhattan's LaGuardia High School staged a sit-in to protest what they say is a focus on academic rigor at the expense of arts ...



‘Fame’ high school students stage hallway sit-in to protest perceived focus on academics over the arts  New York Daily News

"Fame" high school students protest over supposed change of focus at the globally-known LaGuardia High School. Aspiring artists stage sit-in over complaints ...



Protesters Say ‘Fame’ High School’s Admission Process Is Not Focusing Enough On The Arts Anymore  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — LaGuardia High School is one of the most well-known high schools in the country, producing some of the biggest stars in the ...



LaGuardia HS kids make noise over lack of arts emphasis  New York Post

The music stopped at famed La Guardia HS in Manhattan Friday as fuming students left their classrooms and massed in hallways to protest what they say is 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, ...



A New Twist in the Fight Over NYC High-School Admissions Testing  Wall Street Journal

The students who receive a special designation allowing them extra time to take the admission's exam to New York City's elite public high schools are more ...



An Editor’s Yearbook Tells a Tale of Race in New York’s Elite Public Schools  The New York Times

When I attended Bronx Science, the student body was 23 percent black and Hispanic. Its ethnic makeup is very different today.



Freestyle, With José Xtravaganza  The New York Times

Everything in this art form is self-expression: That's what voguing is.”



What Did Liza Minnelli Say to Leslie Kritzer Backstage at Funny Girl?  Playbill.com

This week Seth reminisces with the Beetlejuice stand-out and talks to future stars from LaGuardia High School, the famous New York City school that inspired ...



The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Music; One NYC Principal Decides to Die on One Anyway  The Root

If there's one movie I've seen a possible, actual, literal 1000-plus times in life, it's The Sound of Music. If you grew up overseas on military bases in the 1980s, ...



Furor over Nazi symbols in 'Sound of Music' play at NYC's elite 'Fame' performing arts high school  New York Daily News

Nazi flags and emblems are verboten in Thursday's opening production of “The Sound of Music” at LaGuardia High School.



Eltingville's Sarah Lawrence nabs title of Miss New York Outstanding Teen in upstate pageant  SILive.com

Eltingville teen wows a panel of judges in Miss New York Pageant.



Who will be Miss New York? Catch a glimpse of six young women from Staten Island who could nab the crown on Saturday  SILive.com

Miss New York 2018 Nia Franklin is crowned Miss America 2019 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (Courtesy/Tim Hawk/ NJ Advance ...



'I have to make a change': 2000 students use growing city program as an alternative path to a high school diploma  Chalkbeat New York

Carrillo gave school one more shot — a city program called Pathways to Graduation that prepares adults for the high school equivalency exam.



LaGuardia High School principal's inspirational message falls flat — like a rug  New York Daily News

Is that shag or pile? A Manhattan high school principal urged her students to “carpet” the day in a welcome back message that fell as flat as a rug.



Who Is Jharrel Jerome? What to Know About the Moonlight Actor and When They See Us Star  PEOPLE.com

Jharrel Jerome has people talking. On Friday, Netflix dropped Ava Duvernay's When They See Us, a four-part limited series that chronicles the notorious case of ...



PORTAL OPEN! ASST PRINCIPAL, NYC – LaGuardia HS DRAMA & TECH THEATER STUDIOS  Chalkbeat Tennessee

ASST PRINCIPAL, NYC – LaGuardia HS DRAMA & TECH THEATER STUDIOS New York, New York County, New York, United States ...



Principal spars with parents over Nazi props in 'Sound of Music'  New York Post

Students at famed LaGuardia HS in Manhattan revolted this week after Nazi props were prohibited from a new production of “The Sound of Music,” sources said.



Yoga’s Instagram Provocateur  The New York Times

Raised in bohemia at the Chelsea Hotel, Alex Auder now punctures the wellness world on Instagram. Can you blame her?



Teenagers in The Times: May 2019  The New York Times

Here is the May 2019 edition of Teenagers in The Times, the last of the 2018-2019 school year. This roundup of news and feature stories about young people ...



Trash the test: Civil rights groups urge Cuomo and lawmakers to scrap specialized high school admission exam  New York Daily News

A coalition of civil rights and social justice activists is calling on Albany's top leaders to pass legislation to reform the entrance examination for the city's elite high ...



“I Flipped Out”: Actor Jharrel Jerome On Landing Breakthrough Role In Central Park Five Miniseries ‘When They See Us’  Deadline

To say Jharrel Jerome's acting career is off to a hot start would be an understatement. At 21, he has already starred in an Oscar Best Picture winner—2016's ...



Teacher Says LaGuardia High School Picks Tests Over Talent  New York Times

Some wonder why test scores trumped talent after the performing arts school's principal rejected students the faculty wanted to accept.



Music teachers at 'Fame' school fight back against alleged program cuts  New York Post

A music mutiny has erupted at the “Fame” high school. The music faculty at Fiorello LaGuardia HS says Principal Lisa Mars has made changes and cutbacks at...



8 Elite Public Schools In NYC Only Accepted 190 Black Students  HuffPost

Just 4 percent of the accepted students are black, despite most of the city's public school students being black or Hispanic.



Student nabbed after threatening to shoot up LaGuardia High School in Instagram post  New York Daily News

A senior at LaGuardia High School was arrested Friday for threatening to shoot up the Upper West Side performing arts institution.



Students at LaGuardia High School cook after AC conks out  New York Post

Famed LaGuardia HS students normally sweat during dance classes — but never quite like this. An AC system broke down amid the city's unseasonably...



Man Shot in Front of LaGuardia High School  westsiderag.com

By Joy Bergmann. Around 12:05 a.m. Monday at least eight shots rang out near Lincoln Center, several hitting a 25 year-old Hispanic man as he walked along ...



'Cher Show' star on move from high school to Broadway, 100 shows later  amNewYork

The actress made her Broadway debut in December as "Babe," the youngest of the production's three Chers.



Nicki Minaj says her alma mater, LaGuardia High School, won't let her speak to students  New York Daily News

Anaconda” singer Nicki Minaj claims her famous high school told her to slither away when she came knocking this week — but sources said the school couldn't ...



Calls For Change At LaGuardia HS | Manhattan, New York, NY | Local News  New York Press

BY MADELEINE THOMPSON. “What if Jennifer Aniston, Adrian Grenier, or Robert DeNiro didn't have the chance to study drama at a high school for the arts?



Testimony regarding the admissions process for NYC's specialized high schools  United Federation of Teachers

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds testified before the New York State Assembly on the admissions process for selecting students for ...



City Gerrymandered Elite High School Program, Lawsuit Says  New York City, NY Patch

City 'Gerrymandered' Elite HS Program: Lawsuit - New York City, NY - The complaint challenges Mayor Bill de Blasio's expansion of the so-called Discovery ...



NYC school desegregation program meant to diversify elite high schools comes up short  New York Daily News

A program meant to diversify the city's infamously segregated specialized high schools failed to admit representative numbers of black and Hispanic kids in 2019 ...



Here's why Jumaane Williams has strong feelings about pot  amNewYork

NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams says he sold a little weed in high school. He has strong feelings about the legalization process today.



Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - May 31-June 2  City Guide NY

NYC is filled with blues and jazz clubs, and City Guide's got all the best weekend shows in one place. Get your groove at some of New York City's most famed ...



Initially rejected, 144 students learn they were accepted to NYC's coveted Lab School  Chalkbeat New York

An admissions error has resulted in 144 students receiving an offer to the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, a coveted high school, after they ...



NYC students skip school to join global youth climate strike  PIX11 New York

Students across the city walked out of class on Friday to strike against climate change, calling for immediate action by the government. The walkout was part of a ...



LaGuardia High School to open first gender-neutral, multi-stall bathrooms in the city  New York Daily News

Manhattan's "Fame" high school will be the first in the city to create multi-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms after gay and gender-fluid students and their parents ...



Petition claims LaGuardia High School has hit sour note with academic push  New York Daily News

LaGuardia High School is losing its groove. That's what more than 7,000 people who signed an online petition this week said about the fabled Manhattan ...



Brandon J. Dirden Leads August Wilson Competition  Broadway World

Broadway and TV star Brandon J. Dirden (All the Way, Jitney, The Americans) hosted the 11th annual New York City August Wilson Monologue Competition, ...



Here's how New York City middle schools could change with new integration plans in place  Chalkbeat New York

Each school has a different story to tell, with some poised to shift their incoming sixth grade classes dramatically and others more likely to remain mostly the ...



School on Monday, Dec. 23? Not if these New York City teachers have anything to do with it.  Chalkbeat New York

A group of teachers has launched a petition asking for school to be canceled the day before Christmas Eve, and more than 1000 people have signed in a matter ...



NYC's top performing arts high schools  New York Post

These high schools require auditions for performing arts or portfolios for visual arts 1. Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing...



Jacquelyn Klein, CC '19, and Caroline Wallis, BC '19, helped lay the bedrock of Columbia's visual arts landscape  CU Columbia Spectator

Jacquelyn Klein, CC '19, and Caroline Wallis, BC '19, wanted to name the visual arts magazine they founded during their first year after something that ...



'I never want to stop learning': Actress earns degree at 60  amNewYork

The Bronx native will be the first of six siblings to earn a college degree.



Corkscrew Theater Festival Announces Casting & Ticket Sales For Expanded Third Season  Broadway World

Corkscrew Theater Festival is pleased to announce the mainstage casts for its third annual festival, which runs July 10-August 3 at the Paradise Factory (64 East ...



Son Charged in Death of LaGuardia High School Teacher  NBC New York

A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly beating his mother to death in their Hell's Kitchen apartment as she called 911 ...



Opposition abounds against specialized high school admissions changes at Senate forum in Queens  Chalkbeat New York

When lawmakers announced a series of community forums about specialized high school admissions, state Sen. John Liu said the goal was to "hear every ...



Elite High Schools Can Be Both Exclusive and Inclusive  Bloomberg

Rigorous admission policies don't have to keep out black students. Look, New York: Here's how Chicago does it.



Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - May 26-June 2  City Guide NY

Music fans in NYC can find all the latest blues and jazz shows and performances in City Guide's calendar. With newer venues like Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola ...



My journey shows why specialized high school admissions must change  City & State

In 2014, as I celebrated the life-changing experience of becoming the first Haitian-American from New York City to be elected in to the New York state Assembly, ...



Petition wants HS principal fired for pushing academics  New York Post

How dare she! More than 3500 students, teachers and parents have signed an online petition in just two days this week demanding the ouster of the principal of.



Curtis High School Players make Broadway debut to a sold-out crowd  SILive.com

The Curtis Players pose outside the Music Box Theatre before their Broadway debut. Director/choreographer Laura Fries is far left, with blue headband. (Staten ...



Deborah Zall, 84, Dies; Depicted Extraordinary Women in Dance  New York Times

Deborah Zall, a dancer and choreographer who studied with Martha Graham and went on to make her own mark with solo works depicting extraordinary women, ...



A guide to the controversy around NYC's specialized high schools  City & State

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a plan to overhaul admissions to New York City's elite public high schools, inviting some praise and even more ...



'Fame' inspiration: Getting into LaGuardia High School requires all the right moves  New York Daily News

The LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, in Manhattan - which inspired both the original musical 'Fame' and the remake in theaters Friday ...



Meet Timothée Chalamet and Ansel Elgort’s High-School Drama Teacher, Mr. Shifman  Vanity Fair

A chat about high-school musical auditions, awards-season madness, and why Chalamet almost didn't get into the prestigious LaGuardia High.



How much does attending one of these elite high schools matter? Not as much as you might think.  Chalkbeat New York

The assumption sits at the heart of a raging debate about elite high schools in Boston and New York City.



'I wish I had done it better': de Blasio reflects on his specialized school plan  Chalkbeat New York

After fierce pushback from some members of the Asian-American community, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that he wished he had done a better job ...



The Complex Disadvantages Underlying New York City’s Specialized-High-School Dilemma  The New Yorker

Andrew Boryga writes about the controversy over the Specialized High School Admissions Test, which Mayor Bill de Blasio says puts the city's black and Latino ...



NYU Kimmel Windows Galleries Presents Voices, on Display from March 24 - May 2  NYU News

The exhibition features artwork from graduate students at NYU's Program in Museum Studies; Tisch graduate student and CAS alumna are among 11 ...



Specialized high schools and race  City & State

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made waves in June when he called on state lawmakers to eliminate the city's Specialized High School Admissions Test, ...



NYC reverses plan to close an elementary school with just 82 students  Chalkbeat New York

The sudden about-face means that a key legal question about school closures and attendance zones will not be immediately resolved.



In a last-minute reversal, union representing thousands of NYC pre-K teachers calls off strike — for now  Chalkbeat New York

The union representing thousands of pre-K teachers has called off a planned strike after the city agreed to begin meeting next week with District Council 1707 ...



NBC 4 New York Streaming 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade Live  NBC New York

NBC 4 New York is offering exclusive, live coverage of New York City's 258th St. Patrick's Day Parade starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16 and continuing ...



Shubert Foundation High School Theater Festival allows NYC kids to shine on a Broadway stage  PIX11 New York

NEW YORK—Evan Dominguez is just two months away from graduating from LaGuardia High School for Music, Art and Performing Arts. And there's no question ...



TNH's 50 Wealthiest Greeks in America 2019 List  The National Herald

Welcome to The National Herald's Annual 50 Wealthiest Greeks in America List! It is my honor and privilege to spearhead this project for the first time this year.



Carl Lee Johnson | Lifestyles | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

NEW YORK, NY - Carl Lee Johnson, age 75 of New York, formerly of Lake Station, IN, passed away Sunday December 9, 2018. He was born on July 9, 1943 in ...



Girls jealous after 'Fame' high school crowns boy prom queen  New York Post

Some girls at La Guardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts were not amused that a boy stole their stiletto-heeled thunder and became this year's prom ...



30 stars who attended NYC public high schools  New York Daily News

From Nicki Minaj to Lucy Liu, see a list of celebs who are proud alumni of New York City high schools.



Meet Jesse Obremski, the NYC Freelancer with a Globe-Trotting Bucket List  Dance Magazine

At six feet tall, Jesse Obremski dances as though he's investigating each movement for the first time. His quiet transitional moments are as astounding as his ...



Fair and square | Northeastern PA's Entertainment Site  The570

As the sun goes down on the second day of the Fine Arts Fiesta on Saturday, May 18, the horns of headlining act Lucky Chops will sound to raise spirits and ...



Happy, frustrated, or wait-listed: New York City families get kindergarten offers  Chalkbeat New York

The kindergarten waiting game is finally over — for most families, at least. New York City's education department released placement offers for kindergarten for ...



Meet Celia Babini, ‘The Voice’s’ 17-Year-Old New Yorker With A ‘Captivating’ Sound  The Inquisitr News

The Voice is adding a young girl with a big voice to its roster of contestants moving on to the next round. Over the weekend, fans of the NBC singing competition ...



Timothée, Ansel And More Stars Who Went to High School Together  E! Online

Actors, who are both nominated for a Golden Globe Award on Sunday, went to the famed LaGuardia High School together.



Elite Schools Make Few Offers to Black and Latino Students  The New York Times

In a pattern that has remained unchanged for years, minority children got just 10 percent of the spots at New York City's specialized high schools.



New Yorkers on Time's list of most influential people of 2019  Crain's New York Business

"She learned the hard way that in America today, Washington protects the powerful while leaving hardworking people behind," Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth ...



Students in NYC's elite high schools are from wealthier neighborhoods than regular school students: study  New York Daily News

Students enrolled in the city's elite, specialized high schools come from wealthier neighborhoods than kids at regular high schools, a study released Wednesday ...



Everybody is talking about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test. Here's what it looks like  Chalkbeat New York

The test stands at the center of a contentious debate that blew open last weekend over the stark underrepresentation of black and Hispanic students there.



Where All the School’s a Stage, and the List of Success Stories Is Long  The New York Times

In high schools of the performing and visual arts, race, sexual identity and ZIP code are beside the point. But not academics.



What Is the SHSAT Exam? And Why Does It Matter?  New York Times

The test to get into New York's elite public schools has led to debate over school segregation. So how much weight does the test have and what are the ...



Grammy And Tony Nominated Artists Set For LaGuardia High School's Annual Benefit  Broadway World

"Raise Your Voice & Raise Some Funds"--LaGuardia High School's (The "FAME" school) sparkling Annual Benefit takes place this Monday, March 5th at The ...



Moms accuse La Guardia HS of unfairly rejecting their kids  New York Post

The Common Core tap-danced on their dreams. Two teen performers were unfairly rejected by the Upper West Side's “Fame” high school because ...



Take a look back at 2018 in photos  amNewYork

These photos capture some of the biggest news events in NYC.



Adam Levine picks Soho singer on 'The Voice' - The Villager  The Villager

BY ALEJANDRA O'CONNELL-DOMENECH | A Soho native has made it onto “The Voice,” a singing competition series on NBC now in its 16th season. On Mon.



Let the drama begin! Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon has fashionable start at LaGuardia High School  New York Daily News

Who's that girl? It's Lourdes! Madonna's firstborn became a New York City public school student Wednesday, showing up at prestigious LaGuardia High School ...



Sophomore dies at family home in France  Binghamton University Pipe Dream

Binghamton University sophomore Sophie de Tournemire, 19, died by suicide on July 5 at her family home in France. According to a B-Line announcement ...



A $1 billion boost, mayoral control, and tweaks to parent councils — what to know about New York's budget deal  Chalkbeat New York

New York lawmakers reached a budget deal Sunday that boosts education funding for school districts across the state by a billion dollars and extends mayoral ...



Update: Principal's removal from Manhattan high school stirs protest from parents and students  Chalkbeat New York

More than 600 people signed an online petition urging the city Department of Education to bring Principal John Wenk back to Lower Manhattan Arts Academy as ...



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 ...



LaGuardia AirTrain Faces Questions Over Route and Rationale  City Limits

There has been talk about building an “air train” to LaGuardia Airport since before the place was officially known as LaGuardia Airport. Over the years ...



Comeback story: After horrific car crash, S.I. actress hits stride in UK  SILive.com

Janine Harouni, formerly of Tottenville, is a doing comedy across the pond.



Music major Will Fisher wins Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship | The City College of New York  The City College of New York News

Music major Will Fisher of The City College of New York has played guitar since he was eight-years-old. With dreams of working in the music industry, Fisher ...



Hip-Hop Rivalries Aren’t New. But the Battlefields Have Changed.  The New York Times

Tensions between the most prominent figures of rap were once confined to music. The social media era demands another approach.



Bronx school stabbing used as evidence in federal report calling for rollback of Obama discipline rules  Chalkbeat New York

A federal recommendation that school districts no longer be encouraged to reduce suspensions cites an unusual tragedy in New York City as one justification.



15-Year-Old Bronx Girl Left for School, Never Returned: NYPD, Family  NBC New York

A 15-year-old Bronx girl has been missing for more than two days after she didn't return home from school this week, police and her family say.



Awkwafina Comes Home  The New Yorker

The rapper and actress Nora Lum appears in two summer blockbusters, but she still feels like a scrappy hustler from Queens.



5 Questions to Peri Mauer (composer, cellist, conductor)  I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

Arlene and Larry Dunn asked 5 question to composer, cellist, and conductor Peri Mauer about her varied musical career and upcoming performances.



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