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June 22, 2018
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Robots (and Their Human Overlords) Compete in Downtown Brooklyn
by Mary Frost (, published online 01-17-2012

By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — It was a day of robot guts and glory.

The gym at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) was crawling with mechanical critters this past Saturday, as hundreds of students and their supporters gathered for the Brooklyn qualifier of the annual FIRST LEGO League robotics competition.

As the crowd cheered and stomped, 42 elementary and middle school teams — with names like RoboTigers, Germinators and Mission Masters — put the rabbit-sized LEGO {read more...}

Family-Friendly: BAMkids Film Festival
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 01-11-2012

Save the weekend of February 4 and 5 for the 14th annual BAMkids Film Festival, which showcases 73 films from 26 countries. The event takes pace at BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., and is suitable for ages 2 - {read more...}

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 01-11-2012

Visitors to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum can celebrate the life and contributions of civil-rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with hands-on programs for all ages during a three-day “Birthday” celebration, Saturday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 16.

The museum’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend will feature a variety of classic museum programs created to educate, enrich, enlighten, and entertain while focusing on history, art and {read more...}

Knitting for Babies With HIV/ AIDS
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 01-11-2012

Through generous yarn donations from Saint Saviour High School students, parents and supporters, Sister Elizabeth Kelly and friends from Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) knit blankets for babies born with HIV/ AIDS. Nearly 400 blankets have been produced since November 2010 for this worthy cause. The blankets are distributed to babies at Lutheran, Brookdale, and Lincoln hospitals.

IHM is a school with a convent in Kensington, Brooklyn. Open 95 years, they are closing this year and are combining with Holy {read more...}

Edible Schoolyard NYC To Expand Showcase Schools
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 01-11-2012

Edible Schoolyard NYC (ESYNYC), a nonprofit that integrates seasonal and healthy gardening and cooking into schools’ curricula, has developed a Showcase School at P.S. 216, the Arturo Toscanini School in Gravesend, Brooklyn.

In October 2010, ESYNYC transformed a former parking lot at P.S. 216 into a half-acre organic, urban garden and began teaching garden classes to all 550 students, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. In early 2012, ESYNYC will break ground at P.S. 216 for a state-of-the-art greenhouse and kitchen classroom. {read more...}

Toys and a Proclamation on Three Kings Day
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 01-11-2012

On Friday, Jan. 6, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented donated toys and a proclamation to the Three Kings Day Parade Committee and hosted a reception to celebrate Three Kings Day. BP Markowitz also kicked off the 15th annual Three {read more...}

Millions in State Funding Suspended for City Schools
by Mary Frost (, published online 01-04-2012

13 Brooklyn Schools Affected; Talks With Union Unsuccessful

By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

NEW YORK — Because the city and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) couldn’t get together on a method for evaluating teachers by the Dec. 31 deadline, the {read more...}

Open House at P.S. 250 in Williamsburg
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 01-04-2012

P.S. 250, The Williamsburg Magnet School for Communication and Multimedia Arts in Williamsburg, will be having an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m. for prospective parents for Pre-K to 5th grade. Find out information about school programs, {read more...}

Bishop Kearney Students Receive Michael Gordon Foundation Scholarships
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 01-04-2012

The Michael Gordon Foundation recently awarded scholarships to nine students at Bishop Kearney High School. Sister Thomasine Stagnitta, Kearney’s principal, presented the awards, totaling $23,375, in recognition of their scholastic achievement and academic promise.

Michael Gordon, a native of Hungary, worked and studied at the Haute Couture design houses in France, but always dreamed of coming to the United States, which he did in 1951. As the years went on, he became famous for his designer handbags throughout the industry. {read more...}

UFT Parent Outreach Committee Meetings
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 01-04-2012

The next meeting of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Brooklyn Parent Outreach Committee takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m. at the Brooklyn UFT office at 335 Adams St., 24th floor. All parents are welcome.

On the agenda {read more...}

Free Personalized SAT Study Plans From the College Board
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 01-04-2012

More than 3.5 million high school students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) in October have recently received comprehensive score reports.

Co-sponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the PSAT/NMSQT measures {read more...}

Inspired By the Season
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 12-21-2011

Saint Saviour High School in Park Slope recently held its first Christmas card contest. Students entered their drawings and the winning drawing was selected as the official artwork for Saint Saviour’s 2011 Christmas card. The prize-winning artwork was drawn by senior Alisa Prude-Hunt and is named, “A Student Holding A Candle.”

Prude-Hunt says that inspiration {read more...}

Council Says DOE Must Notify Parents About PCBs in Schools
by Mary Frost (, published online 12-20-2011

By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

NEW YORK CITY — The City Council passed a bill Monday that requires the Department of Education (DOE) to notify parents if their child’s school is contaminated with PCBs and explain the steps being taken to {read more...}

Brooklyn Heights P.S. 8 May Expand to Middle School
by Mary Frost (, published online 12-19-2011

By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — The city’s Department of Education (DOE) is moving on a proposal to expand a popular Brooklyn Heights elementary school to include the middle school grades. If approved, the middle school, which would serve {read more...}

Brooklyn Kids Dance At NY Ballet Theater
by Brooklyn Eagle (, published online 12-16-2011

A group of talented children from Brooklyn Heights, Gravesend, Bay Ridge, Clinton Hill, Kensington and Williamsburg are winning applause as stars of the New York Ballet Theater’s production of The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, according to the Daily News. {read more...}



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