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In honor of Hiawatha Rutland's outstanding contributions to the Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LoMA) community, the school announces the creation of a scholarship in his name. Hiawatha was an extraordinary educator; he was caring, engaging, thoughtful, f…

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SCHULICH--Mitchell B., 88 years old, on March 29, 2014. A graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School, Mitch volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Force, became a radio operator in a B-29 assigned to the 330 Bomb Group, 20th Air Force. Based on North Field, G…

We were very saddened to learn that former Seward principal, Jules Levine, passed away on May 2, 2011. Like his predecessor, principal Kriftcher, he made a huge difference for many of the students who passed through Seward during his years as princip…

KRIFTCHER--Dr. Noel N. After a valiant battle against brain cancer, died at home surrounded by his family on March 10, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Bernadette; father of Eric, Brian, and Dana; father-in-law of Jeannie, Phil, and Betsy; G-Pa of Z…

US writer of many memorable hit songs What a Wonderful World, Can't Help Falling in Love and Stay With Me Baby were a few of the many hits written or co-written by the American songwriter George David Weiss, who has died aged 89. His career spanned Bro…

School reform advocates are rightly excited about a persuasive new study showing that New York City's small, specialized high schools are outperforming larger, more traditional schools, significantly narrowing the graduation-rate gap that currently exi…

Housed in the former Seward Park High School, Essex Street Academy is one of the most successful of the 200 small schools created by Chancellor Joel Klein since 2003. The 2009 progress reports released by the Department of Education ranked Essex Street…

AGL's after-school program for freshmen was recently named one of the top two Transition to High School Programs in New York City. AGL+, which provides three days of tutoring and extracurricular programs for all ninth-graders, was named a premier progra…

"I think it's almost a museum." With the pride of a new parent, Jesse Pais gestured expansively at the rooftop. Between the ramps and rails of skateboarders' delight, a rainbow of expression was on view. Works by artists from as far away as Brazil, the…

An alternative to the traditional classes offered in the public education system, FocusFit is dedicated to transforming fitness trends within our adolescent community. Through creative, fun, and innovative class formats, their instructors inspire teens…

Gotham Gazette's Reading NYC Book Club met with author Samuel Freedman, New York Times education columnist, and Jessica Siegel, the teacher who is one of the subjects of "Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School.…

Provost Bob Golden, a stellar member of the Foundation for Excellent Schools (FES) team at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, had a pleasant surprise at the start of the school year. As Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Gol…

I wanted to introduce myself and the Seward Park retrospective documentary so that we may make best use of the limited time available to us. My name is Murphy Cox-Nicol, I am a film maker and I believe you met my wife, Yetta Garfield, a teacher and the…

Hannah and Meyer Scher, 57-year residents of Palo Alto, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary Dec. 17. The couple met at a high school dance in 1938 while attending Seward Park High School. After Pearl Harbor was attacked, he left his third year at …

The program selects high-need New York City high school seniors who demonstrate academic performance, leadership skills and a commitment to community service. The program is named after Tom Brokaw's best-selling book about the generation who helped tra…

Two new schools are slated to open in Lower Manhattan this September as part of a plan to create 52 small secondary schools in the city, according to the Department of Education. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein announced th…

 For years, despite its prime location near Lincoln Center, Martin Luther King Jr. High School symbolized much of what ails New York City high schools. Under 50 percent of students graduated, and a lawsuit charged the school illegally turned awa…

From the newsletter of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, May 2006 What role do you think the American school system should play in educating immigrants? This is a difficult question that has been debated for nearly as long as immigrants have come t…

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