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SHSAT Challenged
U.S. News Report
Upcoming Events
Auction Thanks
Where are they now?
In Memoriam


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Re: Proposed Legislation to Change Admissions to NYC's Specialized High Schools 

Late last week legislation was introduced in Albany to change the admissions criteria for New York City’s specialized high schools. We recognize that the issue of using the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) as the sole criterion for admission to a specialized high school is a complex and challenging topic and we have always maintained that any public policy discussion about admissions criteria must be thoughtful, inclusive of a wide range of stakeholders and based on a full and accurate analysis of the facts.

Unfortunately, while we recognize the good intentions behind this new legislation (S7738/ A9979) the bill as written is seriously flawed and it is clear that neither the important public dialogue nor the considered analysis required by such a serious issue has yet taken place. Therefore, we – along with many other educational stakeholders, alumni and parents – have called on the Legislature to give this issue the thoughtful consideration it deserves and not rush it through at the eleventh hour with no public hearings or discourse.

The Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation remains ready and willing to work with members of the NYS Assembly and NYS Senate on this and other challenges facing our New York City public schools, and to that end we have just completed a detailed white paper on the very complex range of issues that surround the discussion over specialized high schools admissions. The conclusions/ recommendations include:

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U.S. News Report 

This year Brooklyn Tech ranked #10 on a state level and #60 in the nation. For more informaton please visit this page.

To produce the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News teamed up with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research, one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world....

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Upcoming Events

Track Team Meet and BBQ Family Day
June 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

LI Chapter Day at the Races - Belmont Race Track
June 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Brooklyn Tech Football 6th Annual Golf Outing
July 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Tech Tank - Alumni Networking
July 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

LI Breakfast 
October 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Career Day
November 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Tech Celebration
November 20, 2014

Ruby Engineers
March 7, 2015

April 24-25, 2015


Brooklyn Tech Sports Line Up


Wrestling: Aileen Gonzalez Crowned City Champ. The sophomore phenomenon captured her title at the 97lb weight class in Girls Wrestling.

Tennis: Players William Trang, Philip Raytburg, Den Korol and Dan Negru made history as members of the First PSAL Team ever to Win the New York State Championship.

Girls Lacrosse: won City Championship

Boys Lacrosse: went undefeated in the developmental league

Softball: Elizabeth Pudel won NY 1 Female Athlete of the Year Award

AddedSports: Table Tennis, Badminton and STUNT teams


Wrestling : Team won city championship for the 3rd time in 4 years

Andy Huang was Individual city champ at 170.

Boys Swimming: Team won city championship for the 2nd year in a row.

George Tilneac won the Wingate Award for best swimmer in the city. George is no stranger to setting records.


Auction Thanks
Slide Rule
$2,600 Brooklyn Tech Slide Rule.

On April 6th the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation and Parents Association completed their first online auction. This year we raised over $40,000 thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the support of the Brooklyn Tech community. Hot ticket items included a Tech slide rule, which sold for $2,600; the Brooklyn Tech center section rubbing, which sold for $881; and Lunch for Four Kids at Google's NYC Headquarters, which sold for $1,100. All funds raised from this auction will go to support Brooklyn Tech programs.

Next year we will kick off our auction on March 26th and close on April 26th. Hot Tech items will include the very often asked-about architecture desks! Please stay tuned for additional details on upcoming items as the dates near.

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Where Are They Now?

Mark Tatum'87 Named NBA Deputy Commissioner


As a Technite hurrying to and from the 2 Train across the desolate expanse around the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues, Mark Tatum ’87 never dreamed that the area would one day be home of a gleaning sports arena – and part of his domain.

“Never in a million years,” he says.

That location would one day become the site of the Barclays Center, home to NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Little more than a year after it opened, Tatum became deputy commissioner of the NBA. Earlier this year he assumed the league’s number two position when its former occupant, Adam Silver, moved up to become NBA Commissioner.

Tatum was an athlete at Tech, though on the diamond rather than the hardwood floor. He played varsity second base for the Tech baseball team for four years, including the year the team won the PSAL championship by defeating John Adams HS in a game played at Yankee Stadium.

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In Memoriam

The Foundation sadly announces the passing of the following alumni. Our condolences are extended to their families and friends:

William A. King '32
Alex E. Green '37
John P. Cunningham '39
Jerry Shore '42
Stanley M. Barkin '45
Robert T. Cole '50
Kenneth A. Griffin '51
Ronald R. Locke '51
Franklin Camerano '53
Thaddeus Mruczek '53
Myron Strongin '53
John Molinelli '54
Ralph J. Kettenbeil '55
Barry W. Averill '56
Robert B. Glassman '58
Frank J. Sisti '58
John V Sokolowski '58
John J. Mattera '65
David Tuchman '73
Joseph Clarke '74
Charles C. Holt '76
Martin D. Woods '81
Carlos Dume '12

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