More black and Latino students got into New York City's top high schools than in 2011, putting a halt to several years of decreasing admits among these demographics.
The New York Times reports that Education Department stats show that 730 black and Latino students were admitted to top-tier institut ... More >>
Ben KoatzBen Koatz is a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan. He's 17, from Queens, and writes for the school newspaper. He's also among the 80-90 people arrested during Occupy Wall Street's march on Union Square this past Saturday. Ben gave us an account of his arrest for diso ... More >>
A group of kids from New York City's exclusive Stuyvesant High School are being disciplined after a classmate posted a video they recorded to YouTube, in which four white guys hold an embarrassing cypher, taking turns freestyle rapping over a slap-bass beat. Their abuse of the form is less of ... More >>
A former Stuyvesant High School music teacher cum Hamas-praising weapons seller was busted last night in a Bronx warehouse. Theophilus Burroughs, who sold "high-powered weapons to undercover operatives he thought were connected to Middle East terror organizations," literally wet his pants whe ... More >>
We're always bitching about city schools, but no less than eight of our high schools are listed among U.S. News & World Reports' "Gold Medal" 100 Best High Schools in the country today. They are Newcomers High School in Long Island City -- the highest local placer at #6, and recipient of an A grade ... More >>
Lisa Loomer's new play, Distracted, is about dealing with a hyper kid in a world that itself seems to be on stimulants. On opening night, everything conspired to prove her point. Francesca Mari reports.
People push into the Laura Pels Theatre for the opening of Distracted like passengers boarding ... More >>