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From Addiction to Champion: Lessons From a High School Coach

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Coach Martin Jacobson kicked his heroin habit and managed to stay off by playing soccer. It changed his life, he says, and now he's helping young New Yorkers to stay on track in school.

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Table Tennis and Badminton Go Varsity in NYC High Schools

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.

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South Brooklyn HS Rivalry Takes the Mound

Monday, May 06, 2013

WNYC

Listen to a story that captures the sounds of spring, namely baseball, and the neighbors and brothers who compete on the field and "trash talk" between games.

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High School Athletes Open to 'Out' Teammates

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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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."

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Basketball All-Stars Win Mayor's Cup

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg congratulated a group of the city’s top basketball high school students Monday for winning the coveted Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games.

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Judge Pushes Hazing Case to April

Friday, March 08, 2013

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.”

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Bronx Science Students Debate Hazing Charges

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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.

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Basketball Finals Underway Across the Five Boroughs

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.

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UFT Presses for Answers on Mold Concerns

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

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.

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Flushing HS Wins College Readiness Grant

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.

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For Bronx Science Players, Another Season of Home Field Disadvantage

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

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.

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The Takeaway

'Tebow Bill' May Allow Home-Schoolers to Play on High School Teams

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.

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At George Washington, a New Team Steps Into the Starting Blocks

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.

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Hypothetically, What Would Your Ideal School System Look Like?

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?

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Brooklyn Tech Searching for Boys Ready to Step It Up

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.

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Flying High Over High School Football

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.

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Tears and Remembrances for Murdered Bergtraum Senior

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.

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