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Preparing Your Child: Grade School to High School

A guidance counselor and a College Options coordinator offer advice to parents on how to address your teen’s concerns about moving from grade school to high school.

07/22/2013

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Liu: NYC High School Selection ‘Unfair, Deeply Flawed’

New York City Comptroller John Liu’s office audited the process that the city’s Department of Education uses to assign each eighth grader to a high school for the following year.

06/13/2013

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NJ Teacher Faces Charges Over Alleged Sexual Contact With Student

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said Saturday that 32-year-old Jenna Leahey of Morristown faces two counts each of child endangerment and criminal sexual contact. Bail was set at $100,000 cash.

06/08/2013

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New School Launches Online Guide To New York City High Schools

A new online guide lets New York City high school students learn things like whether they need to pass through metal detectors and wear uniforms.

03/13/2013

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L.I. Man Arrested After Allegedy Threatening To Shoot Up High School

A man was facing serious charges Saturday, after he allegedly made a threatening remark about the high school from which he graduated more than a decade ago.

01/05/2013

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Science Lab Mishap Sickens 17 People At Hudson Valley High School

A chemical mishap in a high school science lab Tuesday sent more than two dozen people to hospitals to be checked out, and forced the evacuation of the school for the rest of the day.

12/04/2012

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Back To School Prep: For Elementary, Middle & High School Students

The first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.

08/01/2012

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Pennsylvania High School Up For Sale On eBay For $600,000

Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay.

07/02/2012

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School Board To Cover Religious Symbols At N.J. High School Graduation

The Neptune Township graduation will take place at the Ocean Grove Great Auditorium, but the school board has agreed to cover religious symbols and students and guests will enter through side and back doors to avoid a 20-foot cross on the building in the religious enclave.

05/26/2011

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Diplomat’s Daughter Sues After Wrongful Arrest In Queens

The daughter of an Indian diplomat was suing New York City for arresting her after someone else sent nasty e-mails to her high school teacher. Krittika Biswas was subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing.

05/25/2011

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Brooklyn Students Accused Of Attacking Girl With Padlock Inside Sock

Five Brooklyn high school students have been charged with attacking another student with a padlock inside a sock. The 17-year-old victim said in a published report that she wasn’t able to open her jaw after the April 1 attack.

04/15/2011

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Briarcliff Manor Students, Parents Fight Schedule Changes

A longer school day, fewer elective courses, and teacher layoffs are among proposed changes that have the town of Briarcliff Manor up in arms Thursday.

02/24/2011

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Long Island Students Spend Vacation Collecting Food

Hundreds of Long Island high school students are spending their winter break at Island Harvest in Uniondale helping to prepare and distribute food for the needy.

02/23/2011

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Long Island Police Probe Teen’s Death

Detective Lt. Gerard Pelkofsky says Matthew Yuhas was drinking alcohol with friends at a neighbor’s house in East Moriches. He says he fell asleep at some point and was discovered unresponsive late Sunday morning.

02/15/2011

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NJ High School Athlete Dies After Swim

B.J. Giannone had finished a 200-yard freestyle relay when the senior from Saint Peter’s Prep High School collapsed.

02/01/2011

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