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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

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

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

Local dispatchers help woman in Brooklyn, NY

Mar 13, 2015 • Journal and Courier
More than 700 miles separated Lafayette dispatchers from a woman with a medical condition they were trying to help in Brooklyn, New York, but they made it happen Tuesday. A person in Lafayette was talking by videophone with a friend in Brooklyn when ... 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

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

John Franco on possible coaching future and growing NYC youth ball

Jan 8, 2015 • New York Post
Improving New York City baseball has become a passion for Franco, who pitched for Lafayette High School in Brooklyn (the same alma mater as Sandy Koufax and Mets owner Fred Wilpon) and then St. John's. He has partnered with Gary Perone, the ... More

Slain NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu to Be Laid to Rest in Brooklyn

Jan 2, 2015 • NBC New York
Slain NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest this weekend in Brooklyn with eulogies from the mayor and police chief, as well as a ceremony led by Buddhist monks to mourn the city's first Chinese-American police officer shot and killed in the ... More

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