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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 ...



I-Team: LaGuardia High School Students Stage Sit-In  NBC New York

Students at one of NYC's top performing arts schools were protesting changes in standards and the curriculum, as well as cuts in the arts programs. The I-Team's ...



‘Fame’ Follow-Up: Principal Lisa Mars To Leave LaGuardia High School For DOE Job  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The principal of the high school the 1980's cult classic “Fame” was based on is resigning. Dr. Lisa Mars will be leaving Fiorello H.



LaGuardia High School principal is out amid backlash over academic push  Chalkbeat New York

The embattled principal of LaGuardia High School, a famed specialized school that focuses on the performing arts, is leaving amid a renewed wave of student ...



‘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 ...



Five Fast Facts About The Bold and the Beautiful Star Anna Maria Horsford  Soap Hub

From teaching aspiring actors to her very first job, here are five fast facts about The Bold and the Beautiful star Anna Maria Horsford.



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 ...



Departure of ‘Fame’ high school principal is victory for arts education and student power  The Hechinger Report

Lisa Mars left LaGuardia High School this month after a controversy over leadership. What does it mean for schools with equally unpopular principals?



Audition changes at 'Fame' high school have staff worried  New York Post

The “Fame” school -- immortalized as a breeding ground for glory in two movies, a TV series and a Broadway musical -- is tinkering with its successful student ...



One Night. One Chance. One Liza (With a ‘Z’).  The New York Times

Bob Fosse's 1972 film of Liza Minnelli at the Lyceum Theater remains a spellbinding document of the art of performance.



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.



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 ...



6 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend  The New York Times

Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.



I-Team: Principal Out At Top NYC Performing Arts School  NBC New York

The principal at LaGuardia High School in Manhattan is being reassigned to a position at the city's Dept. of Education headquarters after she sparked protests ...



Meet the gorgeous ballerina who is dating 'Goldfinch' star Ansel Elgort  New York Post

Violetta Komyshan is a ballerina and a social media influencer with 1.1 million followers — far more than your average dancer. She is also the longtime girlfriend ...



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.



Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - August 2-August 4  City Guide NY

New York City takes its seasonal specials and holidays seriously. City Guide's got all the latest and greatest news on the holiday events and specials coming up ...



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.



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, ...



LaGuardia Students Protest Admissions Policy  CBS New York

Parents and students at LaGuardia High School are protesting the admissions practices at the famous institution. CBS2's Alice Gainer reports. 3 months ago ...



Principal Out at Top NYC Performing Arts After Protests  NBC New York

After students, parents and even some alumni protested changes at LaGuardia High School, the principal who instituted those changes is out. NBC 4 New York'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.



Being poor on rich U-M campus still a struggle as school broadens reach  Bridge Michigan

The University of Michigan is seeing gains since offering free tuition to low-income families. But for many students, the class divide remains daunting once they ...



Spielberg Spotted On UWS For West Side Story Film Shoot  Upper West Side, NY Patch

Spielberg Spotted On UWS For Film Shoot - Upper West Side, NY - Steven Spielberg took time to chat up the "mayor" of West 107th Street while filming scenes ...



This NYC high school for the stars is full of cutthroat divas  New York Post

The Upper West Side performing arts institution has launched a boatload of stars over the years, including Jennifer Aniston, Liza Minnelli, Al Pacino, Sarah ...



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...



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.



Solving the diversity problem at specialized high schools  News 12 Bronx

In a city as diverse as New York, education advocates say there are significant racial disparities among students at specialized high schools.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



At forum on NYC's high school admissions, frustration rules  NBCNews.com

The forum was the first in a series of community meetings on diversity in New York City's specialized high school admissions.



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...



Only 7 Black Students Get Into NYCs Most Elite High School  New York City, NY Patch

Only 7 Black Students Get In NYC's Top High School - New York City, NY - Some 895 eight-graders were offered seats at Stuyvesant High School. Only seven of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Holidays and Specials in New York City This Week - July 28-August 4  City Guide NY

Holiday events and specials join parades and celebrations in City Guide's New York specials activity planner. From the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to New ...



Legislature holds hearings on eliminating specialized high school admissions test  News 12 Bronx

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza are looking to make changes to the specialized high school admissions process to make the ...



How 'Fame' school nearly stifled Timothée Chalamet's destiny  New York Post

Among the famous alumni of the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts — the “Fame” school — on the Upper West Side are actors Jennifer ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



'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.



'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 ...



Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - August 9-August 11  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 ...



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...



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.



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.



How many 'Fame' high school graduates can you name?  New York Post

Can you guess the name of this young drama queen center stage at her high school play? The *fresh*-faced teen is just one of dozens of A-lister alumni of the ...



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 ...



Free Things to Do in NYC This Week - July 28-August 4  City Guide NY

You can never run out of things to do in New York City, and that includes things that are free of charge! Pinch some pennies with City Guide's list of free things to ...



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 ...



No Cover Live Music in NYC This Week - August 4-August 11  City Guide NY

Say no to cover charges the next time you're in New York City and looking for live music. From bars to clubs to museum shows, you can catch all kinds of great ...



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.



'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.



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 ...



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.



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.



THE PROM's Christopher Sieber to Host SHUBERT FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL  Broadway World

One hundred and fifty talented NYC public school students will make their Broadway debuts when the 5th annual SHUBERT FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL ...



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, ...



Boy has bright future after brain cancer treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering  New York Daily News

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering's pediatric oncology center in New York helped give cancer patient Marco Innamoarto a new life.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - August 4-August 11  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 ...



Free Things to Do in NYC This Week - August 4-August 11  City Guide NY

You can never run out of things to do in New York City, and that includes things that are free of charge! Pinch some pennies with City Guide's list of free things to ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Freestyle, With José Xtravaganza  The New York Times

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



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, ...



'Fame' School Students Discuss Its Film Incarnations  New York Times

Six students from the current version of New York's so-called “Fame” school compare themselves and their cinematic counterparts in two movies.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



The Painter Alvaro Barrington on the Art He ‘Steals’ From  The New York Times

LONDON — On a drizzly June morning, the artist Alvaro Barrington led visitors around his new London exhibition. There was only one work by him in the entire ...



Gina Torres on ‘Suits,’ Meghan Markle and ‘Pearson’  The New York Times

She's bringing Jessica Pearson out of retirement to star in a new political drama as a fixer in Chicago.



Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Week - August 4-August 11  City Guide NY

City Guide's calendar of free things to do in Manhattan shows off all the incredible things New York offers at no expense. Museums, parks, concerts, and popups ...



Before Broadway, Bronx student found spotlight at 92Y  amNewYork

At 10 years old, Winter Donnelly is already living out her dream on the Broadway stage, thanks in part to the training she's received from New York City's youth ...



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?



Halpin '21 Combines Law and Art in Union Internship  Hamilton College News

For Natalie Halpin '21, legal studies and the arts are not mutually exclusive, and in her internship with The Wardrobe Union (Local 764), she demonstrates.



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.



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

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 ...



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

On Wednesday Time magazine released its annual 100 Most Influential People list. Although the ranking includes entertainers, politicians and business leaders ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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