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McCourt High School Recruiting Students

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With Frank McCourt High School slated to open in September, administrators are starting the recruiting and application phase to assemble the first class of freshmen. The high school, housed on the Brandeis High School campus at 145 W. 84th St. between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, will be open to students in all five boroughs. Named [&hellip
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Top Stories of 2009

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As 2009 draws to a close, we thought we’d paw through our archives to dig up some of the more interesting stories that we covered during the past 12 months. From swine flu to Lincoln Center renovations and unexpected Hudson River air activity, there was rarely a dull moment in Manhattan, especially on the West [&hellip
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Founding Principal

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Danielle Salzberg, a veteran teacher, administrator and builder of new schools, will be taking the helm at the newly announced Frank McCourt High School next fall. The application process for new schools occurs in February, after both the specialized high school round and the main round of citywide high school admissions are over. Students who [&hellip
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Skeptical of New School

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To the Editor: As a former prize-winning student of Frank McCourt’s, I greeted Joel Klein’s announcement of the Frank McCourt High School with much skepticism and disbelief. I strongly doubt that such a school can produce first-rate journalists. Instead, I think those interested in journalism should seek mastery first of some subject, whether it is fine art, history or [&hellip
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Finally: McCourt HS

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Before literary legend and longtime New York City public school teacher Frank McCourt died this past summer, efforts were underway to create a school in his honor. Now that plan has become a reality. On Oct. 6, the Department of Education announced that the Frank McCourt High School will open in fall 2010 as part [&hellip
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An Exciting New School

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Parents in Harlem, East Harlem and the Upper West Side, as well as throughout the city, should be excited by an idea that was proposed at Brandeis High School last week: a racially and ethnically diverse new high school on West 84th Street emphasizing writing and literature that may open in September
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PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING VISIT

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Beacon High School students celebrated their stately new library with a grand reopening last month. The teens were of course impressed with the library’s new computers, movie-viewing rooms and access to online databases. But the big draw for the students was author Frank McCourt, who spoke at the school’s weeklong literary festival in honor of [&hellip
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