High School Sports
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
It's not just basketball, baseball or other traditional American sports anymore. Dozens of New York City high schools are fielding teams in badminton and table tennis for the first time this spring.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
Teammates from the Norman Thomas High School baseball team reacted to news of the NBA's first openly gay athlete. "I believe a team is a family," said one player. "To each his own."
Friday, March 08, 2013
By Reema Khrais
The lawyer for one of the three high school students facing harassment charges urged the media to give the teens and their families some privacy as the case makes its way through the system. “I appreciate the right of the public to know, but we’re really talking about minors,” he said. “It’ll be hard to ever restore these kids’ reputations.”
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
By Reema Khrais
As the hazing scandal at Bronx Science continues to rattle the school, students told SchoolBook that they don't consider bullying a problem but they had heard of incidents among athletes. The school's athletic director and two track coaches were suspended Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
SchoolBook is watching this year's PSAL basketball championship tournaments. In Brooklyn, Transit Tech faced off against rival Boys and Girls High School, with a shot at the borough-wide title up for grabs. It was a close game, until the end.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
A school damaged by Hurricane Sandy is open but parents and the teachers' union say they are concerned about lingering environmental issues, most notably mold. The D.O.E. counters that the air quality at the Belle Harbor elementary schools is "acceptable" although they promise to test the building again.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A struggling high school is getting a vote of confidence after a very hard year. AT&T; Is giving Flushing High School money -- through the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation -- to help with tutors and college advisors.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
By Chris Palmer
Nomadic athletic teams are not unusual in New York City. Because of a dearth of playing space, thousands of student athletes every year deal with the rigors of traveling long distances for both home and away games. But the players on the Bronx High School of Science baseball team say their situation is different. The public park across the street, Harris Park, has been under construction since 2008, but this year it was listed as their home field -- until the parks department said they had to wait for the grass to grow.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Named for Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow who was allowed to play sports at his local high school during his home-school days, a new bill could give Virginian home-schooled students the chance to play sports with their peers. While some are applauding the opportunity for these students to have a chance to participate, others say it's unfair to taxpayers.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
George Washington High School in Manhattan has a long history as a track and field powerhouse, dating to the 1940s. But in the 1990s, amid budget cuts and declining interest, the team disbanded. Now, with support from the Armory Foundation, the team has been re-established, and students are once again on the run.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was speaking hypothetically last week when he said his ideal school system, which he also said could never be attained, would have teachers of the highest quality (and highly paid), even if it meant fewer of them and class sizes double what they are now. What is your ideal school system, hypothetically speaking?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The boys competitive step team for Brooklyn Technical High School is down to six boys after most of the team graduated last year, and only three of those have any experience in competing. So they are looking for a few good young men to take the big step.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Even New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott was in the bleachers at Campus Magnet football field in Cambria Heights, Queens, as the Fort Hamilton High School Tigers of Brooklyn pushed past the Bulldogs of Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School of Queens to clinch a 30-21 victory.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Students and staff gathered Monday morning for an assembly to honor Tayshana Murphy, a woman's basketball player who was shot dead early Sunday in a stairwell of her Bronx project. Many students did not know about her death until they arrived at school.