Browsing: sheepshead bay high school

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We reported in November that the New York Department of Education was once again looking to close Sheepshead Bay High School, including it on an “early engagement” list. This week, the school popped up on yet another list of low performing schools targeted for closure, according to an article in School Book. The planned closing…

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The third time’s the charm? New York City’s school administrators seem to hope so. For the third time in three years, the Department of Education has again set its sights on closing Sheepshead Bay High School (3000 Avenue X), including it in a list of 24 high schools slated for closure as early as the…

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John O’Mahoney, the current interim principal of Sheepshead Bay High School, has been fined $4,000 after admitting to pressuring the principal of another school to hire his wife, and then demanding they keep her on staff despite school-wide budget cuts. At the time, O’Mahoney was working as a “network leader” for several schools, including the…

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Several weeks ago, 24 city schools, including Sheepshead Bay High School, were set to be closed. Thousands of teachers were to be fired and left without work as new principals and faculty were brought in and the school renamed. The action would have brought millions of federal dollars into the system. Then a court arbitrator…

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Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in America, and it is extremely popular in Brooklyn. And high school teams are picking up steam. Who knew? The top cricket players of New York City’s high schools were selected to partake in the 2012 NYC Mayor’s Cup High School Cricket All-Star Game this Saturday at…

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A Sheepshead Bay High School teacher is speaking out about feeling pressured to “teach to the test,” saying that administrators from the soon-to-be Academy of Career Exploration of Sheepshead Bay threatened she raise the test scores of two failing students so they could graduate. Erica Bloom, a 36-year-old geometry teacher who is, according to comments…

Events
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The United States Navy will show off its air power today with a Fleet Week event right here in Sheepshead Bay. An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter will put on an aerial demo above Sheepshead Bay High School (er, “Academy of Career Exploration of Sheepshead Bay”), with its Explosive Ordinance Team conducting a mock search and rescue operation.…