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Murrow HS Chess Team Seeks National Trophy

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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“For this year, for this team, second place would not be acceptable,” said Eliot Weiss, a calculus teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School. “We feel like we’re number one.”

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Documentary Puts Brooklyn School in the Spotlight

Friday, October 19, 2012

"Brooklyn Castle," which tells the story of I.S. 318's winning chess team, opens Friday in theaters and has excitement rippling through the Williamsburg school's community.

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Legal Rulings Favor Teachers' Union

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The United Federation of Teachers came away with two legal victories on Monday. One orders the city to go to mediation to establish a teacher evaluation system at 33 struggling schools. The second ends a long-simmering dispute at the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem by certifying the union as the official bargaining agent for the school.

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Another Brooklyn School Wins Another National Chess Championship

Monday, May 14, 2012

A busload of young chess wizards from a Brooklyn school left for Nashville last Wednesday, and returned to their school Monday afternoon with a three-tiered, first-place trophy from the United States Chess Federation's National Elementary Championship. “We won! I feel so excited that we won first place, especially because we beat a middle school,” said Helen Xue, 11, a fifth grader on the team.

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Proud Homecoming for Middle School Chess Champs

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Students at Intermediate School 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, returned to their school on Tuesday as conquering heroes, having accomplished the extraordinary act of winning the national chess championship for high school students -- a feat that showed they were out of their grades, but not out of their class.

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State Tests Begin Tuesday, but Some Students Will Sit Them Out

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Public school students throughout the city will be sitting down on Tuesday for a series of federally mandated tests that will be influential in everything from students' promotions to teachers' tenure. A small but determined group of parents who have had their children opt out from taking the tests have been applauded by commenters as "brave" and "pioneers."

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Middle School Chess Team Wins National High School Championship

Monday, April 16, 2012

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.

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Murrow Students Making Their Moves at Chess Nationals

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.

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School Chess Team Wins a Big Battle

Monday, December 05, 2011

Monday morning brings happy news about an intermediate school chess team that is so good that it whipped the brainiacs at Google last week. But there is also disturbing news about how money for school lunches is being spent.

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