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Marie Mancuso, 87

Apr 7, 2015 • SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Marie G. Mancuso, 87, a homemaker who will be remembered as a loving wife, died Sunday in Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Castleton Corners. Born Marie G. Bivona in Brooklyn, she graduated from Lafayette High ... More

Salvatore Gerardi, 52

Mar 23, 2015 • SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Salvatore (Dooley) Gerardi, 52, of Grant City, an elementary school teacher and coach whose positive attitude inspired his students, and a dedicated family man, died Saturday at home. Born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, ... More

In New York, Uzbek Immigrants Invigorate High School Wrestling

Feb 13, 2015 • New York Times
At Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, there was such a clamoring from Uzbek students that the school started a developmental wrestling team this year and hopes to start competing next season. “We have 22 kids on the roster and 15 are from Uzbekistan,” ... More

Could a new vision help Lafayette High School's immigrant students succeed?

Jul 14, 2014 • Buffalo News
While the Brooklyn school has a student enrollment similar to Lafayette's, administrators in Buffalo say their burden is heavier than any New York City school because Buffalo is a designated refugee resettlement area with more students who arrive with ... More

Lafayette Among 5 High Schools to Close

Dec 11, 2006 • New York Times
The Department of Education said yesterday that it would close five failing high schools, including Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, where teachers and students have sparred bitterly with the principal for months. Four of the schools, including ... More

Brooklyn's Prospect Heights offers a model for teaching immigrants

Jul 13, 2014 • Buffalo News
At Lafayette High School in Buffalo, a class of immigrant high schoolers works in pairs, coloring a world map to show patterns of European colonization for their global history class. At another global history class 400 miles away at the International ... More

Failings of One Brooklyn High School May Threaten a Neighbor's Success

May 6, 2008 • New York Times
Since the late 1990s, Lafayette High School in the Bath Beach neighborhood graduated fewer than half its students, posted dismal scores on standardized tests and, in the view of federal civil rights officials, “deliberately ignored” a series of bias ... More

Chinese Community Reels After Brooklyn NYPD Shooting

Dec 23, 2014 • NBCNews.com
But stereotypes among Chinese-American parents about the line of work their children should pursue may discourage some Chinese-Americans from becoming New York City police officers, Ng said. "All Asian parents want you to be ... In a statement issued ... More

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