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boys and girls high school
September 27, 2016
Signs of optimism at Boys and Girls High School, but challenges lie ahead
“It’s very, very refreshing to have a dedicated principal — that’s not something we’ve had for a long time."
doing the 'impossible'
July 28, 2016
As one ‘master principal’ stumbles, others try to juggle two schools at once
One prominent "master principal" recently gave up his dual role running two schools. But a half-dozen other principals are trying to make it work.
meet the new bosses
Updated July 25, 2016
City picks new leaders for two of its most troubled high schools: Boys and Girls and Automotive
Grecian Harrison, a Bronx assistant principal, will take over Brooklyn's Boys and Girls HS. Kevin Bryant, a Brooklyn principal, will lead Automotive.
July 22, 2016
City eyes Bronx AP to take over troubled Boys and Girls High School
Education department officials are said to be considering an assistant principal from the Bronx to take over the high-profile job.
Class of 2016
June 24, 2016
Graduates bid farewell to Boys and Girls, a beloved high school with an uncertain future
Boys and Girls High School held its graduation ceremony Friday, a day after the city said the principal it had brought in to revamp the school was leaving.
June 23, 2016
Embattled principal of Boys and Girls High School is leaving, in blow to city’s turnaround effort
Michael Wiltshire is returning full-time to Medgar Evers College Preparatory School. As "master principal," he has simultaneously led that school and Boys and Girls.
June 6, 2016
City scraps divisive co-location plan for Boys and Girls, as focus shifts to leadership change
The city is withdrawing a proposal to move a high-performing Brooklyn school into the building of its long-struggling neighbor. But another fight is just beginning.
June 1, 2016
Fariña defends Michael Wiltshire, ‘master principal’ of two schools who may soon leave both
Wiltshire has recently run into challenges at Medgar Evers College Prep, where he is the subject of an ongoing city investigation, officials confirmed Wednesday.
May 31, 2016
Principal of troubled Boys and Girls High vying for Long Island job, throwing city’s plans into question
The move would be an embarrassing turn of events for top city officials who pinned their transformation plans on the principal, Michael Wiltshire.
May 25, 2016
Despite major city investment, struggling ‘Renewal’ schools shed another 6,300 students
The low-performing schools serve about 6,270 fewer students now than in 2014, as many families continue to shun them despite the city's expensive intervention.
May 20, 2016
One principal, two schools, and a high-stakes experiment gone awry
A year and a half after an unusual leadership transition at Boys and Girls High School, it’s become clear that the deal has cost the city — and students.
December 11, 2015
In latest twist, Boys and Girls principal lobbies for co-location with Medgar Evers
If anyone can engineer the unusual move, it is Principal Michael Wiltshire, who was recruited to lead Boys and Girls last year and still oversees the selective Medgar Evers.
the big picture
October 7, 2015
Will John King’s last effort to desegregate New York’s schools work?
For the first time, a grant program will allow the city to try to improve a handful of schools by convincing more affluent families to send their children there.
July 15, 2015
At two high-profile Renewal schools, rehiring process ends in dramatic staff shakeups
A majority of teachers are leaving Boys and Girls High and Automotive High, according to data released last week.
all eyes on you
June 25, 2015
De Blasio hails ‘rebirth’ at Boys and Girls HS, whose new leader has made big changes
Students say new principal Michael Wiltshire has raised expectations and added supports, but others say struggling students were pressured to leave.
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