Edward R. Murrow High School

Edward R. Murrow High School

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Edward R. Murrow High School

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Edward R. Murrow High School, is located in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, New York City, New York and is part of the New York City Department of Education.

It opened in 1974 with Saul Bruckner as principal. The school was named for the pioneering television newsman Edward R. Murrow, Murrow was founded according to the pedagogical theories of John Dewey.

Murrow's second and current principal is Anthony R. Lodico who took over in 2004 after the retirement of Saul Bruckner, who had been principal since the school's creation and whose leadership was responsible for many of the school's accolades. Saul Bruckner died on May 1, 2010.

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Westinghouse Talent Search, semi-finalists consistently since 1995, and the Virtual Enterprise program has been regarded as the best in the country, winning such honors as 1st place at the National Business Plan competition in 2005, 2007, and 2008. Murrow's We The People also recently emerged as the 2007 New York State Champions at We The People Competition in Schenectady, New York. The We the People team also placed in the top 21 and won a Unit 2 award

Keeping in line with Dewey's theories on education, Murrow has an unusual schedule structure. The academic year is divided into four 9-week "cycles", rather than 2 semesters; students receive new class...
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