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Bobby Humphrey: Giving Hope That Dreams Do Come True

Sep 7, 2012 • by John Battle • Sports and Family Magazine
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On the bus ride back, Bobby says, "I had not told anyone on the team that I am about to die within the next thirty minutes. No one knows this." More

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Irvington Replaces Todd English's Olives NY

Mar 23, 2015 • Wall Street Journal
This week it reopens as the renovated Irvington, an homage to Washington Irving, a bust of whom resides around the corner, outside Washington Irving High School, on East 17th Street and Irving Place. “He's a quintessential New York kind of guy,” said ... More

Classical Music & Opera Listings for March 20-26

Mar 19, 2015 • New York Times
... Wiley join for Brahms's String Sextet No. 2. At 8 p.m., Washington Irving High School, Irving Place at 16th Street, Manhattan, 212-586-4680, pscny.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim) ... The excellent Juilliard-trained pianist David Kaplan, presented by the ... More

With School Ban Nearing End, New York City Works on How and When to Allow ...

Oct 31, 2014 • New York Times
Cellphones “could serve as a distraction, and I think that's what a lot of educators worry about,” said Seung Yu, principal at the Academy of Software Engineering, one of several schools housed in the Washington Irving High School building near ... More

These 91 schools have been failing for a combined 642 years

Feb 26, 2015 • Crain's New York Business
More than 50,000 New York City students, or about 5% of the city's pupils, attend 91 of the state's 178 failing schools. This includes 44 in the Bronx, 25 in Brooklyn, 12 in Manhattan and 10 in Queens. (There were no Staten Island schools on the state ... More

High school's new rules give failing kids credits toward graduation

Oct 9, 2011 • New York Post
Excerpts from the minutes of a meeting of Washington Irving HS's 'academic success' panel: "A final marking period course grade of 60 to 64...will be changed automatically to a 65." "If a student receives less than a 65 for a course, the student will ... More

Charlotte Spiegel, 92, Dies; Created New York's Window Guard Program

Mar 3, 2015 • New York Times
She was 15 when she was admitted to Hunter College, having already graduated from Washington Irving High School. She went on to receive a master's degree in English from Columbia University, where she overcame her painful shyness. In 1944, she ... More

Union Square: A Place to Converge, and Buy Kale

Sep 17, 2014 • New York Times
Peekskill, N.Y., a Little Country, a Little Urban APR 1 .... Students from New York University, the New School and other colleges also live in the neighborhood, said Uri Hanoch, a broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate who moved there as a student ... More

NYC poised to end school cellphone ban

Oct 12, 2014 • The Journal News | LoHud.com
Mayor Bill de Blasio — apparently the first mayor to have a child in New York City public schools while in office — promised to end the ban during his campaign and acknowledged last month that his son brings a phone to Brooklyn Technical High School ... More

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