1019 Edward R Murrow High School
Friday, April 05, 2013
By Katina Paron
In our unscientific survey of school newspapers, we found students reporting on a huge range of issues, from robotics competitions to school health policies. Take a look at what the high school papers are saying.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
By Beth Fertig
This week eighth graders will find out if they were accepted to the city’s most competitive high schools. Judging from past admissions data, most students will come from middle to upper class neighborhoods. But there's also a low-income section of Brooklyn where families have figured out what it takes to get in.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
The top high school chess teams meet this weekend in a hotel ballroom for the citywide chess tournament. "It’s just so quick with tension in there," said Matheu Jefferson, a senior at Bronx Center for Science and Math. "There's nothing like being in that room. It is the loudest quiet I've ever heard in my life."
Thursday, December 13, 2012
In our occasional series on the college application process, from the perspective of high school seniors, we hear from a Brooklyn student who struggled with the process largely on her own but gained some satisfaction from the independence.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
By Beth Fertig
Most of the City Council's 51 members have signed a letter urging the schools chancellor to lift the city's ban on cellphones in public schools. The letter calls the current policy "inconsistent and possibly discriminatory" because it's enforced mostly at schools with metal detectors.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
Seniors, you can have the final word. SchoolBook wants to hear your anecdotes, wisdom and parting thoughts about high school life in New York City. Some of the most compelling stories may be published in The New York Times, told on WNYC and shared with SchoolBook readers at the end of the month. But first you have to submit something.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
When Adam Yauch, one of the founding members of the Beastie Boys, died of cancer last week, one of the people who mourned him was his English teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School, who recalled him "writing from the heart.'' She says to teachers: "We can never know which of our students will bring about the next revolution or create the next new idea and inspire a generation.''
Monday, April 16, 2012
By Theodoric Meyer : ProPublica
The chess team at I.S. 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos in Williamsburg, a perennial powerhouse that has won so many championships that its coach can’t remember the number, managed to top its already-impressive record on Sunday by winning another one -- the National High School Championships.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A team of Edward R. Murrow High School students that epitomizes polyglot New York is in Minneapolis this spring break weekend, competing in the chess nationals. The students are hoping to build on their team's winning history.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The spate of arrests in recent weeks of school employees for sexual misconduct culminated on Thursday with eight more names being added to the roster of shame. Four of the eight were school aides and have already been fired. The other four are tenured teachers who are awaiting hearings but who have been removed from the classroom.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Black students, and boys in particular, are more likely to be harshly disciplined in school than other students, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education. The new information, from the department's Civil Rights Data Collection’s 2009-10 statistics, shows that while black students make up a fraction of the enrollment at schools surveyed -- 18 percent -- they account for 35 percent of first-time suspensions and 46 percent of second-time suspensions.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
After three exhaustive weeks of public hearings and protests, the Department of Education has reversed course on two of the 25 schools it had proposed to close or shrink. Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Harlem, will retain its middle grades. Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy VII in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, will be spared from closing. The vote on the closings is Thursday.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
At Edward R. Murrow High School, there were fewer absences on Tuesday than there were on Monday, despite the lure of the parade across the river in Lower Manhattan in celebration of the Giants' Super Bowl victory.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
As more students across the country are signing up for free or reduced lunches because of the ailing economy, in New York City, principals are trying to collect lunch money from those students who are not eligible for free lunch, but whose meals were being picked up by the city in past years. Here is how it is affecting students at Edward R. Murrow High School, as reported by the The Murrow Network, the student newspaper.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Edward R. Murrow High School lost four members of its staff to the budget cuts that hit schools all over the city last month. Reporters for the student newspaper talked with them about losing their jobs.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
The ban jeopardizes safety. The devices are useful for learning. The ironclad rule is an insult to students. It forces students to be sneaks. It discriminates. And it punishes all for the behavior of a few. Four New York City high school students write opinion articles about the city's ban on electronic devices in schools, making a case for why it should be revoked, but also offering solutions for managing cellphones in schools. As one student writes: 'We are capable of following the rules and paying attention, because at the end of the day we just want to get our work done and go home.'