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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.



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.



School Admins Question Use Of Swastika In Production Of ‘The Sound Of Music’  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A high school rendition of one of the world's most famous musicals is brewing up a brand new of controversy. Parents and ...



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 ...



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.



NYC high school known for ‘Fame’ bans Nazi symbols from ‘The Sound of Music’  Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Fiorello LaGuardia High School, in New York City. (Wikimedia Commons). (JTA) — “The Sound of Music” is about a singing family that defies the Nazi takeover ...



The Joyce Presents NY Premiere Of Camille A. Brown's INK  Broadway World

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to welcome the return of Camille A. Brown & Dancers with the New York premiere ...



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.



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.



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...



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...



Theater In Asylum Presents Alice Pencavel's TOTALLY WHOLESOME FOODS  Broadway World

The New York-based theater company, Theater in Asylum (TIA), will present six performances of Alice Pencavel's Totally Wholesome Foods at Episcopal Actors' ...



ARIEL RIVKA DANCE Comes to BPAC  Broadway World

Award-winning contemporary choreographer Ariel Grossman and her company of seven female dancers will celebrate the 12th Anniversary of ARIEL RIVKA ...



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 ...



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 ...



Keen Company Announces Cast for NY Premiere of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY  Broadway World

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced the cast for the New York premiere of Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an ...



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 ...



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?



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 ...



Carl Lee Johnson  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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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...



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.



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 ...



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.



Petition claims LaGuardia High School has hit sour note with academic push - NY Daily News  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 ...



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 ...



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

Timothée Chalamet and Ansel Elgort, 22 and 23, respectively, are both having what their generational cohort might refer to as “#blessed” starts to their careers.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Deborah Zall, 84, Dies; Depicted Extraordinary Women in Dance  The 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, ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Shubert Foundation Announces 4th Annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival For NYC Public Schools  Broadway World

One hundred and fifty talented NYC public school students will make their Broadway debuts this month when the 4th annual SHUBERT FOUNDATION HIGH ...



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 ...



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 ...



Take a look back at 2018 in photos  amNewYork

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



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



'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.



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 ...



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.



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, ...



'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.



Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon, 13, might enroll at LaGuardia High School to major in drama  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 ...



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 ...



Open Arts Alliance Introduces “StoryToddlers”  Greenwich Free Press

Youngsters' ages 18-36 months (an accompanied by an adult) will experience their favorite stories without sitting still! Each session explores a different aspect of ...



Ansel Elgort's Girlfriend Violetta Komyshan: Everything We Know  MarieClaire.com

Ansel Elgort, mega-movie star, has been with his girlfriend Violetta Komyshan since they were both in high school. The loved-up couple regularly appears on ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Brooklyn middle schooler hopes winning T-shirt design will inspire change  Chalkbeat New York

Eighth grader Emma Pichardo, a student at M.S. 50 in Brooklyn, didn't know what the Black Lives Matter movement really was until a teacher showed her a ...



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.



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 ...



Staten Island's Tommy Bracco takes on Broadway's 'Pretty Woman'  SILive.com

STATEN ISLAND,N.Y.-- If you're a true theatre fan, you probably know Huguenot's Tommy Bracco as Spot Conlon in the Broadway hit, "Newsies." Well, the ...



Elite high schools see no boost in black, Hispanic students after changes to entrance exams  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 ...



Thursday: Tavern on the Green Tree Lighting, Hot Chocolate and Food Donation/Tasting  westsiderag.com

Tavern on the Green will hold its annual Christmas Tree lighting on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the restaurant on 67th Street just inside Central Park.



At a Concert Full of Musical Stars, a Spotlight on Their Teacher  New York Times

Gabriel Kosakoff, 87, worked for decades as a music teacher, inspiring generations of future classical and jazz headliners set to salute him at a concert at the ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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...



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 ...



Owner of music school and store dies  Newsday

Albert Vessa, a West Hempstead musician, composer and teacher who shined shoes as a teenager to pay for clarinet lessons and later played in an Army band ...



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.



Camille Thurman: New Time is Now Time  wgbh.org

Stellar band leader illuminates the Jazz music scene.



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.



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

In some parts of the country, teenagers have the comfort level provided by knowing that a seat in the local high school is assured to them, simply because of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



How to pick the best NYC high school for your child  New York Post

Overwhelmed. That's how most middle-schoolers feel when the city Department of Education's telephone book-size High School Directory plops into their...



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