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

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



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.



Rise & Shine: Students with physical disabilities will get priority admissions to accessible schools  Chalkbeat New York

BACK TO THE FUTURE Seventy-one schools in the city's Renewal turnaround program will continue receiving additional social services and extra funding, ...



LaGuardia High School principal's inspirational message falls flat — like a rug - NY Daily News  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.



OU exec named to New York state attorney general-elect’s transition team  Jewish Telegraphic Agency

(JTA) — Allen Fagin, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union, was appointed to the Transition Committee for New York state's attorney general-elect, ...



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 ...



Central Park To Hold Annual Holiday Lights Ceremony  Upper East Side, NY Patch

Central Park To Hold Annual Holiday Light Ceremony - Upper East Side, NY - Central Park's 22nd annual holiday lights ceremony is a great low-key, ...



Theater Resources Unlimited December Panel What It Means to Be a Producer (and Why I Do It)  Times Square Chronicles

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the December Panel: What It Means to Be a Producer (and Why I Do It) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:



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...



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.



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...



Student nabbed after threatening to shoot up LaGuardia High School in Instagram post - NY Daily News  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.



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 ...



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 ...



NYC-Raised Actor Got a Touching Shout-Out From High School at The Oscars  NBC New York

Timothée Chalamet, a born-and-raised New Yorker, received a video message on The Oscars red carpet that caused an emotional, Oscar-worthy reaction.



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 ...



Petition for Effective Leadership at LaGuardia High School Nets 7K Signatures  Patch.com

Upper West Side, NY - The "Fame" school has changed its admissions process to put more emphasis on academics and less on artistic talent, the petition ...



You Can’t Spell Cher Without Her (and Her and Her)  The New York Times

It takes three women to portray one superstar through the decades in the new Broadway musical “The Cher Show.” Meet the threesome strong enough to take ...



The Long Way Home  NYU Washington Square News

John Denver's “Rocky Mountain High” plays at the 9W Market, a roadside cafe in Palisades, N.Y., and a man with gray hair sings along as he pours Nina ...



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.



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.



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, ...



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



Nicki Minaj says her alma mater, LaGuardia High School, won't let her speak to students - NY Daily News  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 ...



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 ...



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?



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.



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 ...



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, ...



CityViews: City's Arts High Schools Must Focus on Talent Rather Than Tests  City Limits

Gail Whitmore dreamed of attending Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts when she was a kid. The opera singer, now 41, ...



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...



Mayor Blames Albany For Lack Of Diversity In Top NYC High Schools  New York City, NY Patch

Mayor Blames Albany For School Diversity Woes - New York City, NY - Mayor de Blasio called for the end of the specialized high schools test, but said the ...



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.



Mayor Passes The Buck On Elite School Diversity, Experts Say  New York City, NY Patch

Mayor Passes Buck On School Diversity, Experts Say - New York City, NY - Education experts don't buy Mayor Bill de Blasio's claim that Albany has to fix the ...



9 ways the Oscar noms are connected to NYC  amNY

The Oscars are Sunday, and many of the nominees have strong New York City connections. We've examined the entire slate for some of the most interesting ...



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 ...



Stars from HELLO, DOLLY!, SPONGEBOB, and More Join Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival  Broadway World

Among the Broadway stars scheduled to interact with students over the course of the day on March 19 are Tony Award winner Baayork Lee(choreographer, ...



NYC students demand gun control on Columbine anniversary  New York Daily News

NEW YORK (AP) — Students raised their angry voices in a Manhattan park to demand more gun control on the anniversary of the Columbine High School ...



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.



Tri-State State Students Walk Out In Solidarity With Nationwide Gun Protests  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Students in the Tri-State Area were among those participating in a nationwide walk-out to protest gun violence on Wednesday ...



Plan to diversify New York's top high schools divides Asian-American groups  NBCNews.com

For Karlin Chan, a Chinatown activist in New York, eliminating a test that decides admissions to eight of the city's specialized public high schools is an affront to ...



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 ...



‘We’re not safe’: NYC students to walk out Wednesday  amNewYork

At least 81 schools in the five boroughs will participate in the demonstration.



'Fame' inspiration: Getting into LaGuardia High School requires all the right moves - NY Daily News  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 ...



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.



High School Musicians Take On the (Almost) Unplayable  The New York Times

Young members of the Face the Music program are preparing a concert devoted to the intricate, often improvisatory works of Anthony Braxton.



NYC's high school wars: Helicopter parenting hits a new peak  Salon

I can tell you any number of amusing or alarming anecdotes about the arduous process of applying to high school in New York City, in what feels like a high-tide ...



Can you identify these Emmy nominees by their yearbook photos?  EW.com

Before they were posing on red carpets, these Emmy nominees were regular high school students posing for yearbook pictures. See if you can identify these ...



Elite high schools see no boost in black, Hispanic students after changes to entrance exams - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Not even changes to long-used entrance exams were enough to get more black and Hispanic students into the city's top high schools this year, according to ...



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 ...



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.



National School Walkout planned by students worldwide after Parkland shooting  Fox News

For 17 minutes at 10 a.m. on March 14, students, school faculty and supporters around the world will walk out of their schools to honor those killed in the ...



The way to diversify specialized high schools is to open more of them  City & State

Every year around 30000 8th graders take the SHSAT, the high-stakes entrance exam for New York City's eight coveted specialized high schools.In March ...



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 ...



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 ...



Texts Offer No Hint Schools Chief Would Back Out of New York Job  The New York Times

There was talk of money and power in messages between the mayor's office and the would-be schools chancellor, but no indication that Alberto M. Carvalho ...



'Something needs to happen': HS students demand action on gun laws  Yahoo News

Students from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City joined more than 2000 schools across the country in staging a walkout to call for action on ...



LaGuardia High School To Host Concert Featuring Dozens Of Acts  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A special jazz concert event to honor a pioneer will hit the stage at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.



Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!  Broadway World

One hundred and fifty talented NYC public school students made their Broadway debuts last night at the 4th annual SHUBERT FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL ...



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.



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.



Fewer girls than boys accepted into top N.Y. high schools even though more of them tried out - NY Daily Ne  New York Daily News

New city Education Department data shows that fewer girls than boys were accepted to the city's top high schools this year — even though more girls tried to ...



Songbook Academy Announces 2018 Finalists  Broadway World

They rank among the top high school-age vocalists in the nation, hailing from Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York City, Washington, ...



Let the drama begin! Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon has fashionable start at LaGuardia High School - NY Daily  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 ...



30 stars who attended NYC public high schools - NY Daily News  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.



Timothee Chalamet, Ansel Elgort Discuss Who Was More Popular  TIME

Former classmates Timothee Chalamet and Ansel Elgort can't agree over who was more popular while they attended LaGuardia High School.



NYC High School Students Swarm Fifth Ave In Anti-Trump March  Gothamist

Trump Tower has been heavily barricaded and guarded since before Trump's election win last week.(Nathan Tempey/Gothamist). continue ...



Gays Against Guns rally in ‘solidarity’ with Florida  amNewYork

A group of 100 New Yorkers rallied near Lincoln Center Thursday night to speak out against gun violence following Wednesday's high school shooting in ...



'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.



How this R&B newcomer's hit became the song of the summer  New York Post

Mai's definitely hit the big time, with one of the undisputed songs of the summer, a Top-5 hit on both the pop and R&B charts. While still working on her debut ...



Nonprofits' unique push to turn NYers into voters  amNewYork

Are you registered to vote? That's the question thousands of volunteers working for nonprofits have been asking New Yorkers for months in a significant push to ...



'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.



Thank a Teenager  The New York Times

This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. Almost everyone who lives or works in a big ...



Boy Scout donates musical instruments to schools  Fox5NY

P.S. 361 got a special delivery from a very special young man. Karl Kilb, 15, is giving students the gift of music. Karl is a sophomore at the prestigious LaGuardia ...



Students in NYC's elite high schools are from wealthier neighborhoods than regular school students: study - NY  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 ...



Celebrating the life of Oluwadurotimi Oyebola  Amsterdam News

On Oct. 5, 2018, the Oyebola family held a vigil/viewing of Oluwadurotimi Oyebola. Oyebola was tragically shot and killed Sept. 21, in Brownsville, Brooklyn ...



Starting This Week: Ally Sheedy, Damaras Obi Staging Play About Historic Civil Rights March at Local Church's Theater  westsiderag.com

By Andrea Peirce. Of all the locations to stage the one-person play Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, the Upper West Side's Sanctuary Theater at The Center ...



2 Broadway stars create performing arts program for teens, young adults  SILive.com

Stars of "Pretty Woman" and "A Bronx Tale" on Broadway launch Lion Arts.



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 ...



Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon, 13, might enroll at LaGuardia High School to major in drama - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The PTA meetings may get a lot more interesting at one city school. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is abuzz over word that ...



Tracking coyotes across the 5 boroughs  amNewYork

Between 30 and 40 coyotes live in New York City, and a new pilot project aims to track their movements across the boroughs.



Ben Chapman  New York Daily News

Ben Chapman is an award-winning reporter who covers education for the New York Daily News. A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of ...



Is your school a 'Reward' school? Here's the list of schools honored for their high scores  Chalkbeat New York

64 New York City schools made the list out of 155 across the state.



Auditioning Their Hearts Out, for High School in New York  New York Times

For young New Yorkers who perform, trying out for one of the many competitive arts schools has become a consuming, nail-biting effort.



Nikki Vianna Releases Debut Single DONE  Broadway World

Nikki Vianna, a bombshell singer/songwriter hailing from New York City, has released her debut solo single “Done” – available today via Atlantic Records with a ...



High School Musical POP PUNK HIGH Will Transfer To (Le) Poisson Rouge  Broadway World

After a showcase production last winter that garnered unanimous critical praise, POP PUNK HIGH returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement September 20 ...



Unplaced Students Go Back to Square One  New York Times

For the thousands of students who were not accepted at any of the city's high schools, the process is just beginning all over again.



Ally Sheedy helping out at LaGuardia High School  Page Six

Eighties star Ally Sheedy, who was in “The Breakfast Club” and “St. Elmo's Fire,” is volunteer teaching at LaGuardia HS for the Performing Arts. “I...



NYC March For Our Lives Draws Thousands  New York City, NY Patch

NYC 'March For Our Lives' Draws Thousands - New York City, NY - Thousands of protesters packed Columbus Circle on Saturday for the march against gun ...



High School admissions prep  Queens Chronicle

With high school choice in place for all New York City students, the 13-year-olds in this fall's eighth-grade class need to get about the business of choosing ...



Christie Brinkley Kicks Off Super September Shopping Event  New York City, NY Patch

PHOTOS: Christie Brinkley Debuts Super September - New York City, NY - The fashion sample sale of the season is back as Christie Brinkley unveils the ...



Montero Violins moving to larger location in Emmaus  Allentown Morning Call

Montero Violins, a full-*service* shop for stringed instrument players, is tuning up operations in Emmaus. The store plans to move Aug. 1 from 705 Chestnut St. to a ...



U.S. News & World Report ranks New York City's top 50 high schools for 2016 - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

A breakdown of the highest rated high schools New York City has to offer in 2016.



Three Female Choreographers Portray Empowerment At NYLA  Broadway World

Known for its powerfully engaging (New York Arts) and contemporary and *fresh* (Theatre Is Easy) choreography, Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) collaborates with the ...



Students march in droves against gun violence  New York Post

Students gather outside in Colorado as they join thousands of students across the country walking out of classes to demand stricter gun laws.



Acing the Interview: Helping Your Child Apply to NYC’s Best High Schools  CBS Local

Resumes, portfolios and high-pressure interviews used to only be the stuff of internships and job applications but now are required for entry into many of the ...



Parkland Students Create Historic Public Relations Campaign  Forbes Now

The public relations campaign to raise awareness for school safety in the wake of the Parkland shootings may be one of the most successful public relations ...



Selenis Leyva on How 'OITNB' Broke the TV Mold + Why the Fight Continues  Backstage

Selenis Leyva of Netflix's “Orange Is The New Black' interviews with Backstage about audition advice and diversity on TV.



Teen gets judge's order to walk in HS graduation; suit alleges teacher 'maliciously' failed her  SILive.com

A high school student needed a judge's order to walk in her graduation after a teacher "maliciously" failed her for a class paper, according to a lawsuit and her ...



Gun Violence Walkout to Be Held in WSP Tomorrow  NYU Washington Square News

On April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, more than 5,000 students from more than 20 high schools and universities around ...



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