DNA Info: April 13, 2017

Students Replace Graffiti on Overpass With Mural Showing Neighborhood Map

mural project

QUEENS — A mural featuring a neighborhood map will soon replace graffiti tags covering the walls of an old Long Island Rail Road overpass on the border of Forest Hills and Rego Park.

The mural was designed by a group of high school students attending The Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Astoria, who are currently painting it on Fleet Street, between Thornton Place and Alderton Street.

The school requires its 11th graders to complete a project that would show their creativity and also engage local community, the group said.

Read the complete article: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170413/rego-park/neighborhood-map-mural-fleet-street-graffiti-queensway

BSGE #32 high school program US News Best High Schools Rankings and #5 in NY State

According to U. S. News and World Report’s annual report, The Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE) ranked as the #32 high school program in the United States and the #5 in New York State (2016).  The Washington Post ranked BSGE as the 6th most challenging high school program in the Northeast (2016).

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/new-york/districts/new-york-city-public-schools/baccalaureate-school-for-global-education-13381