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The Negligence Of The School Construction Authority

You should know that there is nothing more important for our future than our children.

 

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A Call To Men

The DYCD Fatherhood Initiative, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., invite you to our second symposium addressing manhood and masculinity with the internationally recognized organization A Call To Men....
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Dozens Of Youth In Care Will Gain Work Experience & Ongoing Employment Support

In an effort to provide New York City youth in foster care with greater career readiness, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) today announced that it has expanded its partnership with the Workplace Center at Columbia University to provide real work experiences and career readiness preparation for youth in foster care. Under the expanded partnership, approximately 200 young people in care will have access to career resources and employment opportunities....
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Registration Now Open For Camp Junior

The Fresh Air Fund has announced registration is open for Bronx children to apply to attend CAMP JUNIOR, a new camp in Harriman State Park. In memory of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, 15-year-old victim of gang violence, The Fresh Air Fund in partnership with New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, and the Bronx Borough President will welcome children from Bronx to Camp Junior for Summer 2019....
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Nearly 50 Low-Income NYC Parents Have Earned Certificates Allowing Them To Work In Early Head Start Programs

Today, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) announced that nearly 50 parents of children enrolled in ACS Head Start have earned their Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate through a program launched by the City in 2016, allowing them to work with children in the EarlyLearn Early Head Start and Head Start programs....
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Two Lehman College Choruses Now Accepting New Members

Here is some good news for aspiring and seasoned vocalists alike: two Lehman College choruses are accepting new members for the spring semester....
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Four Years Later: HBCU Advocacy In New York

In December 2014, I finished the first half of my undergraduate freshmen. I was studying African and African American Studies at Claflin University....
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Lehman English Professor Siraj Ahmed To Receive Prestigious MLA Award

Lehman College English professor Siraj Ahmed is the recipient of the Modern Language Association of America’s 26th annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for his book “The Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities.”...
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & AT&T Host Annual Chess Challenge

Earlier today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., AT&T and Chess in the Schools co-hosted the Bronx Borough President’s Annual Chess Challenge at the Bronx County Building’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall....
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Five Ways To Protect Your Private Information Online

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today shared five ways for taxpayers to protect their private information online....
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BP Diaz Hosts “Fathers & Youth In Unity” Community Conversation

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx Fathers Taking Action co-hosted “Fathers & Youth in Unity,” a community conversation on a variety of issues surrounding fatherhood and youth in Bronx and across the five boroughs....
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Bronx Students To Speak With Astronaut Aboard Space Station

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, currently orbiting Earth as part of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, will answer questions from students at Bronx’s University Prep Charter High School at 11:05 a.m. EST Friday, November 16....
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“As I Continue To Beat The Drum For HBCUs”

My name is Dennis Richmond, Jr. and I am the 23-year-old Founder and Director of The New York - New Jersey Historically Black College and University Initiative....
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BP Diaz Calls For Changes To School Tech Regulations

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is calling for urgent amendments to Directive 10, an out-of-date set of rules that prevents city public schools from purchasing portable technology such as such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, Samsung Galaxy Tablets and Amazon Kindles....
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Bronx Charter Schools For Better Learning - Test Scores

The charter school movement in New York State is approaching its 20th anniversary, and there is no better way to reflect on the impact of the law than by talking about how schools are living up to their promise. ...
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BP Diaz & Fat Joe Launch Public School Sneaker Initiative

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with hip-hop legend and Bronx native Fat Joe, today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to increase student performance in four Bronx public schools. The announcement took place at the Fox Street Campus, home of two of the schools that will take part in this program....
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BP Diaz Calls For Increased Computer Science In Public Schools

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a new report, “Programming New York City Students for Success,” which outlines an expanded view of computer science education in New York City public schools. ...
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Ballet Academy East Appoints Jenna Lavin As New Principal Of Pre-Professional Division

New York City’s leading center for complete ballet education, Ballet Academy East (BAE) today announced the appointment of Jenna Lavin as Principal of the BAE Pre-Professional Division. A BAE faculty member since 2003, Lavin has been teaching ballet to young dancers throughout her career and has choreographed over 20 ballets for Ballet Academy East....
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$20M Bronx School Expansion Complete

A $20 million expansion to the Bronx Charter School for Excellence for Excellence Community Schools (ECS) has been completed....
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12th Annual “Dads Take Your Child To School” Celebration

Students and families will walk from the Bronx River Cornerstone Community Center to neighboring schools....
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A.S.A.P Foundation Hosts Its First-Ever Back To School Drive For Youths In Harlem

The Always Strive and Prosper (ASAP) foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the awareness of substance abuse, as well as providing support for alternatives promoting drug prevention and education....
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BP Ruben Diaz Jr. Provides Nearly $10 Million To Bronx Schools

With the new school year set to begin, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced his office has provided nearly $10 million in new capital funding to public schools in every corner of the borough....
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Bronx Students Recognized For Academic Achievement At Berkeley College

Students from Bronx, NY, have been named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists at Berkeley College for the spring 2018 semester....
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Berkeley College Honors Bronx Students Inducted Into National Society Of Leadership & Success

Berkeley College celebrated the induction of its fifth cohort of students into the New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) during a ceremony held at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ, on August 15, 2018....
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Berkeley College Honors Student From Bronx Receives Award For Academic Performance

Berkeley College held an Honors Scholars Graduate Reception to celebrate the achievements of students enrolled in the Honors Program at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ, on August 3, 2018....
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Laguardia Community College Confers More Than 1,600 Associate’s Degrees At 46th Commencement Ceremony

More than 1,600* New Yorkers celebrated earning their associate’s degrees at LaGuardia Community College’s 46th Commencement Ceremony, held this morning at Barclays Center....
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Charter School To Open $20 Million Bronx Location

Harlem-based Neighborhood Charter School is opening a location in Bronx....
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Cultural & Academic Enrichment Programming Offers Bronx Students Valuable, Life-Changing Experiences & Opportunities

Senator Jeff Klein joined City Island P.S. 175 school administrators, teachers, parents and students for a 5th grade theater production of the “The Grunch,” a new children’s musical currently being performed in schools across the country. The young performers invited Senator Klein to attend the May 11th show, to thank him for bringing Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) enrichment programming to their school. ...
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Students Impacted By Hurricane Maria Reveal Why They Remained — And Left — Puerto Rico

In her free time, Lehman College junior Yarielid Torres, 20, likes to visit famous destinations in the borough like the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. She wanted to learn more about the area she currently calls home and attends school....
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New York State Is Failing Our Public Schools

I entered the New York City public school system this past September. Rather, my 5-year-old child, a proud, subway-riding New Yorker, entered kindergarten and we had to decide what schools to put on our wish list....
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BP Diaz Calls For Changes To Specialized High School Admissions

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is calling on the Panel for Educational Policy – the body which oversees New York City’s public school system – to use its power to change the admissions policies to five of the city’s specialized high schools to make the process more fair....
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Union Wins Victory In Legal Fight Over KIPP Charter School In South Bronx

A federal court dealt a blow Tuesday to the KIPP charter network in its legal fight with New York City’s teachers union over a KIPP school in South Bronx....
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BP Diaz Hosts Annual Chess Challenge

On December 19, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., AT&T and Chess in the Schools co-hosted the Bronx Borough President’s Annual Chess Challenge at the Bronx County Building’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall....
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Park University Kansas City Area December 2017 Graduates Announced

Park University held its December 2017 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on December 9, 2017 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, MO. ...
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Monroe College Hosts 29th Annual Holiday Celebration For The Children Of Students, Faculty & Staff

Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, held its 29th annual celebration today for the children of students, faculty, and staff. The popular event traditionally ushers in the holiday season on campus....
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Bronx Professors Work To Teach Western Civilization To Some Of The Nation’s Poorest Students

Located in South Bronx, Hostos Community College is in the middle of the poorest urban congressional district in the United States....
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From Bronx To Harvard: Swizz Beatz Just Graduated From Business School

Swizz Beatz is clearly a master in the studio, but now he has also a master in the classroom....
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BP Diaz At at P.S. 106

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. took part in the National Young Readers’ Day at P.S. 106 in Parkchester....
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Classical Charter Schools Outperforms The Best NY Public School Districts In The State & The City For The 3rd Year In A Row

On this year’s state exams, Classical Charter Schools once again outscored both the city and state averages by a wide margin, with 81% of children passing the ELA test, and 78% passing math....
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After Fatal School Stabbing, City Hall Announces New Anti-Bullying Programs

A month after a deadly stabbing in a Bronx school, the de Blasio administration announces a series of new anti-bullying initiatives. Here is the story....
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Principal Of Bronx School Where Student Stabs Classmates Reassigned

The principal of the school where an 18-year-old student stabbed two of his classmates has been reassigned....
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Colorism And Bronx

Bank Street is big on social justice. We roar like lions at the inequities of our educational system. It is a source of pride for many of us graduate students that equity, exploring institutional and systemic racism, color, culture, bias, stereotypes and activism are steadfast anchors - integral bones in the Bank Street body....
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NYC Autism Charter School - Events

The NYCA Charter Schools Board Meetings are open to parents, staff and any other members of the public....
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New Rochelle Board Of Education Hires Beatrice Lopez

The New Rochelle Board of Education filled two key administrative positions on Tuesday. Daniel Gonzalez, who served as the assistant principal at Isaac E. Young Middle School, was named the House I principal at New Rochelle High School, and Beatrice Lopez, a former assistant principal in the Bronx, was named the new middle school English department chairperson....
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Bronx Community College Student On A Mission To Diversify Children’s Literature

Something special happened at Bronx Community College over the Summer....
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Want To Understand Betty Rosa’s Vision? Check Out The Bronx “Community School” She Visited.

On the first day of school Thursday, Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa stood next to a giant pair of scissors in front of a jungle gym at P.S. 55 in Bronx, preparing to announce the opening of a new million-dollar playground....
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1st Day Of School In New York City Comes With Changes

Thursday marked the first day of school for 1.1 million students at New York City public schools....
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Community Courses At Calvary Hospital

WHAT:      MENTORS THROUGH MOURNING PROGRAM   Calvary Hospital invites mental health professionals and those in education, who work with children and teens, to our “Mentors Through Mourning” Program.    Now in its 15th year, this ...
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Bronx Freedom Fund Wants To Bail Out Young People Before School Starts

For many teenagers, going back to school means sharp pencils, fresh sneakers, and a stylish new backpack, but for the ones imprisoned on Rikers Island, it represents something they do not currently have: freedom....
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How A Bronx Teacher Started A Green Classroom Revolution That Is Spreading Across The U.S.

Have you ever been in a position to change the world, or at least your small slice of it? Did you do it? Did you take the risks that would make a difference in the lives of others? If something held you back — unfavorable odds, fear of failure, lack of courage or something else — then Stephen Ritz's "The Power of a Plant" is for you....
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Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo's Son Is Escorted By Dozens Of Officers For His First Day Of School

The son of a slain NYPD cop got a special police escort for his first day at school as dozens of officers stood in for his father....
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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie To Teach College Part-Time In Bronx

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is headed back to campus this fall....
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Bronx Borough President Hosts Back To School Event

Bronx President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual “Back to School” Literacy & Health Fair at the Pablo Casals Middle School 181 on the Co-op City Education Campus....
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William Ricigliano, P.C. Is Hosting A Back To School Event At Their Bronx Office

William Ricigliano, P.C., the Bronx personal injury law firm, is hosting a back to school event on September 6, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at their Bronx office located at 250 Brook Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454, to thank their neighbors, clients and friends for their support. ...
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BP Diaz & Bronx Youth Corps Beautify Community Garden

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and student volunteers participating in the Bronx Youth Corps came together to beautify Latinos Unidos Community Garden in Melrose. Activities included painting a mural, building garden boxes and planting new trees at the site....
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Bronx House Performing Arts School Announces Summer Session

Bronx House School for Performing Arts and The Dance Studio at Bronx House is currently accepting registration for their seven-week summer session of group music and dance classes....
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DreamYard Prep Teacher Is Leading A Digital Revolution In Bronx

A bold and inspiring high school digital learning teacher from Bronx is Honored’s June 2017 national Honoree....
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P.S. 207 Receives NYC Emergency Management’s Ready School Of The Year Award

The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Department of Education will present the Ready School of the Year Award to Principal Tara O'Brien, I.A., at P.S. 207 in Bronx, for its outstanding commitment to preparedness education....
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Bronx Native Earns Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine Degree From Midwestern University

Melvin Parasram, D.O., M.S., of Bronx, New York, has completed the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) of Midwestern University. An official graduation ceremony and conferring of degrees took place on the Midwestern University campus in Glendale, Arizona, on May 31, 2017....
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Godson Amevor Of Bronx Honored As One Of Berkeley College School Of Health Studies' Pins Graduates

Graduates in the Practical Nurse program of the Berkeley College School of Health Studies were honored during a pinning ceremony held on April 25, 2017, in Woodland Park, NJ. Reciting the Florence Nightingale Pledge, the 29 graduates promised to uphold the integrity of the nursing profession before receiving their honors....
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Radio City Music Hall Holds Talent Show For Bronx kids

Dozens of children from Bronx will have the chance of a lifetime to perform at Radio City Music Hall....
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Bronx School Hopes Flight Simulators Help Students' Interest in Science and Math Take Off

A 12-year-old is flying over the coast of Long Island while sitting in a Bronx classroom. ...
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Children's Literacy Program Comes To St. Barnabas Hospital

You have heard the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," well now doctors in the Bronx hope a book a visit will encourage pediatric patients to keep reading. ...
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Bronx, Brooklyn Elementary Schools Receive $3 Million For New Books

Over a hundred of public elementary schools throughout Bronx and Brooklyn will receive $3 million to purchase new books, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Thursday....
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Teachers To Protest Eviction Of Students

Students, parents, teachers and concerned community members who are fighting a proposal by Mayor de Blasio’s Education Department to close their neighborhood school - and evict 300 students - will march in protest Thursday from the school through the nearby business district. More than half of the students are from the Dominican Republic....
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Ms. Wheelchair New York 2017 Visits Project DreamAIR

Ms. Wheelchair New York 2017 visited Project DreamAIR Saturday, teaching its members to overcome hardships and embrace challenge....
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James Monroe Cheerleaders Head To Nationals

A Bronx cheerleading team will be able to compete in nationals down in Florida this weekend thanks to help from their community....
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Parents Overwhelmed As NY Archdiocese Announces Closure Of Five Schools In Bronx & Manhattan

It was a difficult morning at Saint Ann's Catholic school, after students went home Monday with the crushing news that St. Ann's will close....
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NYC High School Students Are Planning To Walk Out Of Class Tuesday

In between physics and history on Monday afternoon, Hebh Jamal, a senior at the Beacon School, was tapping out text messages and tweets to her fellow student organizers. She fielded questions about when and where the next protest would happen, doled out tips for organizing fellow classmates, and shared words of advice about the consequences students could face....
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If A 6-Year-Old Can Help His City, Why Can't You?

Blake Ansari is only six-years-old, but he has already done something to make his city better....
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First LEGO League Qualifier Held In Bronx

Students from across New York City gathered in the Bronx Saturday for the FIRST LEGO League qualifier....
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United Federation Of Teachers' Bronx Parent Newsletter

Dear parents, grandparents and education activists,...
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Message From A "Failing" School On The Brink Of Closure

Behind #SAVE145 are students, parents, teachers, alum and supporters fighting to keep South Bronx public middle school CJHS 145 open....
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You Are Invited: WE Connect Mentor Session With Malla Haridat, Bronx

Malla Haridat is an entrepreneurship coach/strategist and Founder of Mom and Daughters Inc., and a trainer for youth business-builder programs....
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Students Bring Wall Street To West Farms School

A group of West Farms students is bringing the stock market from Wall Street to their Vyse Avenue school....
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Exploring The Role Of Engineering With Young Students In Bronx

During the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute winter break, a team of 13 engineering students from the Rensselaer Engineering Ambassadors program carved out time to visit 67 classrooms at the St. Raymond Academy schools located in Bronx, NY, for a full day of hands-on activities and presentations in engineering....
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Calvary Hospital Annual Bereavement Course To Be Offered March Through May 2017

Calvary Hospital announced that their 24th Annual Bereavement Course will take place on Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., from March 6 through May 8, 2017. ...
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Push To Boost Gifted Programs For Schools In Poor Brooklyn & Bronx Neighborhoods

Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of a new “Gifted & Talented Education Task Force” to study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well as the admissions process for the city's specialized high schools....
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American Red Cross' Lifeguarding Course

The course provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over....
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NYSSCPA To Provide Free College Advice To Bronx School

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) announced on Thursday that they will provide a free college planning seminar - presented via the Society's Get Money Smart campaign - on Jan. 21, for the students and parents of The Eagle Academy for Young Men in New York City....
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City Reports Improvement In Pre-K For All

The quality of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal pre-K program is on the rise, according to new data released by the city’s Department of Education. And starting Tuesday, parents will have access to individual “Pre-K Quality Snapshots” to help them choose the right program....
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SLC Alum Brings Free Classes To Bronx & Westchester Area

When Benjamin Lambright (MFA ’15) began tutoring children and teenagers, it was just his way of putting himself through graduate school. But when the growing need for more affordable and effective educational programming in the Bronx and Westchester area became apparent to him, Lambright started seeing beyond his bills. With that understanding, he created We Read Together, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that provides free classes and low cost tutoring....
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New Training Pathway For Immigrant New Yorkers To Enter Health Care Field

The New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) recently announced the launch of the Bilingual Medical Assistant Training Program which provides tailored training to immigrant New Yorkers with limited English proficiency....
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City Closing 5 More Of Its Renewal Schools, Including 3 In Bronx

The city plans to close five of New York's renewal schools by the end of the academic year — three in The Bronx and two in Brooklyn, according to the Department of Education....
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Gov. Cuomo's College Tuition Proposal

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Gov. Cuomo's College Tuition Proposal:...
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Upcoming Workshops & Events At Harlem Business Alliance

Please take a look at Harlem Business Alliance's upcoming workshops and events....
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BP Diaz & Hip-Hop Legend Fat Joe Deliver New Computers To P.S. 146

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with hip-hop superstar and Bronx native Fat Joe to announce the donation of new computers to the students at P.S. 146—Edward Collins, Fat Joe’s alma mater, in time for the holiday season. The donation was made in memory Fat Joe’s sister, Lisa Cartegena, who was also a graduate of the school....
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BP Diaz Co-Hosts Youth Chess Challenge With AT&T And Chess In The Schools

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., AT&T and Chess in the Schools co-hosted a youth chess tournament for Bronx students at the Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse....
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BP Diaz & Hip-Hop Legend Fat Joe Deliver New Computers To P.S. 146

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with hip-hop superstar and Bronx native Fat Joe to announce the donation of new computers to the students at P.S. 146—Edward Collins, Fat Joe’s alma mater, in time for the holiday season. The donation was made in memory Fat Joe’s sister, Lisa Cartegena, who was also a graduate of the school....
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Growing Up NYC Digital Platform Is One-Stop Hub For Parents & Caregivers To Access City Services, Programs & Events Available To Children & Families

Launched back in October by First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery, the Growing Up NYC digital platform's primary functions is to give parents and caregivers a rundown of constructive events happening in each borough based on their child’s age. The platform would be particularly helpful during winter recess when parents will be left with the task of finding fun and constructive ways to keep kids occupied....
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Bronx Borough President Diaz Hosts "Chess In The Schools" Tournament

On Tuesday, December 20, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will welcome over 200 students, grades 3-8, from Bronx public schools to the Andrew Freedman Home to compete in the Bronx Borough President’s Chess Challenge. ...
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Alhassan Susso Named In Top 50 Shortlist For $1M Global Teacher Prize 2017

Alhassan Susso, from the International Community High School in Bronx, has been included in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017....
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Jeffrey Mejia Receives New York City Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Scholarship

Berkeley College scholar-athlete Jeffrey Mejia, 20, of Bronx, NY, celebrated on Friday, December 2, when he received a $2,000 scholarship from the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NYCHCC) at Maestro’s Caterers in Bronx....
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Edgar Gomez, MD, Received The Adjunct Faculty Of The Year Award

Edgar Gomez, MD, Medical Assistant program, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, received the Adjunct Faculty of the Year award during a dinner reception held at Battery Gardens on November 3, 2016, in Manhattan, NY....
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Roberta Seret's FILMeds

Students are used to typica l classroom routine. They go from lesson to lesson throughout the day, from one form of text to another. It is easy for students to become mentally lost while staring at yet another sea of words during their day at school....
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First Annual Gear Up For The Future Youth Event

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Morris Heights Health Center, in partnership with Affinity Health Plan, heldthe first annual “Gear-Up for the Future” Youth Eventat Bronx Community College (BCC)....
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Gear Up For The Future

Morris Heights Health Center, in partnership with Affinity Health Plan, is proud to announce the first annual “Gear-Up for the Future” Youth Event, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bronx Community College (BCC), located at 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453....
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Sixty Visually Impaired Students (K-6) March Proudly

In celebration of White Cane Day, 60 visually impaired or blind students (kindergarten through 6TH grade) at the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) will take to the streets as they proudly sport their canes and hold posters....
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FC Barcelona Foundation Debuted Its FutbolNet NY Program

The FC Barcelona Foundation debuted its FutbolNet New York program at M.S. 129 in Bronx....
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Kia Mahootian, A Bronx Teen, Won The National Young Heroes Award

Kia Mahootian, a Bronx resident, is a rising senior at New Exploration into Science, Technology and Math High School (P.S. 539) in Manhattan....
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"Rocking The Boat" Visits Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) welcomed 15 students from "Rocking The Boat" to experience environmental and boat building career opportunities....
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These Bronx Students Share What It Means To Be A Global Citizen

Last Friday, Global Citizen attended Career Day at M.S. 223 The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology in South Bronx....
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Hundreds Of NYC Students Meet Clean-Tech Aviation Pioneers & Tour Plane

Today, more than 300 New York City elementary, middle- and high-school students joined Covestro and Swiss Consulate representatives at JFK International Airport to welcome the history-making Solar Impulse airplane (Si2)—and the clean-tech pioneers who conceived it—to New York. The plane flew into NYC on Saturday, marking the final U.S. stop in the first solar-powered flight around the world....
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2nd Annual NYC "10 Under 20: Young Innovators To Watch" Awards

CE Week, New York City's largest consumer electronics (CE) and technology event, announces today the winners of the 2nd annual "10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch" award competition....
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Lawrence Jaeger Announces Scholarship Awards For Bronx High School Students

The Lawrence Jaeger Award for Scholastic Achievement created by Lawrence Jaeger, a well-respected New York City Dermatologist and owner of Advanced Dermatology Associates will be presented at the awards and graduation ceremonies at Bronx Latin School and the Bronx High School for Science....
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A New Bronx Tale - Manhattan College Mini Baja Competes In Rochester/Palmyra, NY

The Bronx has produced its share of heroes and notable teams—sports and otherwise—no doubt. But, did you know that the “Birthplace of Hip Hop” produces a racing team that designs and builds its own car? The Manhattan College Mini Baja Club is no ordinary extracurricular activity....
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Alissa Mori Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

Alissa Mori of Bronx, New York has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship worth up to $40,000 annually, the foundation announced today. Alissa is a senior at Fieldston School and will be attending Columbia University/Barnard College....
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Bronx Student Named To Dean's Honor Roll At Fort Hays State University

Samantha Dorn, Bronx (10474), earned a place on the spring 2016 Dean's Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan. Dorn is a freshman majoring in tourism and hospitality management....
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P.S. 69 Journey Prep School In Bronx Sets Example For School Sustainability Effort

P.S. 69 Journey Prep School, an elementary school in Bronx, NY, has been selected as a recipient of the Green Flag Award, a national honor given only to top schools who show exceptional leadership, education and action on school and community environmental issues....
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Gala Ribbon Cutting on NYC’s First-Ever Elementary-Workforce Development School

Dr. Betty Rosa, New York State Schools Chancellor and Ruben Diaz, Jr., Bronx Borough President, today cut the ribbon to officially open the National Health, Wellness and Learning Center, a first-of-its-kind,state-of-the-art facility housed within Community School (CS) 55, a 100-plus year old school in South Bronx....
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Education Through Aviation

The Bronx Blue Angels model aviation club has the pleasure to invite you to a fun educational career day....
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South Bronx Middle School Become First NYC Junior Ambassadors To The UN

On Monday, a 7th grade social studies classroom from the St. Ignatius School of the South Bronx was the first group of NYC Junior Ambassadors program participants to receive their curated tour of the United Nations! In a partnership with the NYC Department of Education, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, the United Nations, and the United Nations Foundation, the Mayor's Office for International Affairs created NYC Junior Ambassadors -- an exciting initiative focused on engaging 7th graders in all five boroughs of New York City to see themselves as global citizens through a connection with the United Nations....
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Bronx Middle School To Host Middle School Quality Initiative Debate Tournament

On Saturday, March 5th, middle school debaters from across New York City will convene at Thomas C. Giordano Middle School 45 in the Fordham section of the Bronx to debate whether military recruiters should be allowed on high school campuses....
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Bronx Students Win Big At Final Middle School Debate Tournament

On Saturday, December 12, 2015, IN-Tech Academy hosted the last middle school debate tournament of 2015....
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Watch Retailer Provides Bronx-Based Community Center With Time Learning Workshop And Free Watches For Children

Recent study shows that over 70% of children can’t tell the time on an analog clock....
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Touro College of Pharmacy Students Win Top Awards at National Pharmaceutical Association Conference

Student leaders from Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) walked away with numerous top awards and scholarships at the conclusion of the 2015 Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) national conference held in July in Orlando, Florida....
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Harlem RBI Will Host Two Girls Day Celebrations

Harlem RBI will host two Girls Day celebrations for program recruitment at the South Bronx and East Harlem locations on Sunday, April 26, 2015 and Sunday, May 3, 2015 (rain date May 17) respectively from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ...
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A Night Of Music & Community In South Bronx

Dozens of children and their families gathered at PS 55 in the Bronx on Thursday for an evening of music with an international twist....
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Empowerment Boot Camp For Girls

Some of the best and brightest young Bronx women got a makeover in Mott Haven....
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Bronx Math Teacher Wins Sloan Award

A Bronx math teacher won the prestigious Sloan Award for teaching excellence....
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Bronx Organization For Learning Differences Holds Its 2nd Annual Fall Harvest Festival

Bronx Organization for Learning Differences (BOLD), a special education preschool program for children ages three to five, held their second annual Fall Harvest Festival on October 31, 2014....
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Bronx Community College Opens Geospatial Technology Center

The Bronx Community College of the City University of New York October 3, 2014 held a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the Geospatial Technology Center of the CREST Institute, a collaboration between BCC and the CUNY Remote Sensing Earth System Institute....
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Bronx Woman Receives $25K Fellowship For Peacemaking Work

A Bronx woman has been named one of five winners of the 2nd annual Peace First Prize at the National Press Club in Washington, DC....
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Drop Everything And Read Day At The Bronx Library Center

Every so often I like to give myself a Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day. I find it to be a great de-stressor....
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Law Firm Adopts Bronx Charter School

White & Williams LLP is helping to fund the Reading Partners literacy program at the Hyde Leadership Charter School on Bryant Avenue....
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Tiffany Tavarez Gets Mariano Rivera Scholarship

A New York Yankees legend is helping one Bronx teen begin her college career. ...
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Bronx Triangle’s Sixth Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Bronx Triangle’s sixth annual scholarship awards ceremony was held at Eastwood Manor Supper Club in Bronx with families and friends of nine Bronx Triangle scholarship recipients as they prepare to be accepted into colleges of their choice and pursue their degrees....
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Thomas Sowell: Moral Bankruptcy

If you want to get some idea of the moral bankruptcy of our educational system, read an article in the May 4th issue of the New York Times Magazine titled, “The Tale of Two Schools.”...
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Fordham Football Starts Mentoring Program

Having to balance a full class load along with athletic responsibilities can be tough for most students-athletes....
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Bronx Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program Ranks No. 1

The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program of Bronx Community College's Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Department has been named number one among New York State's 77 practical nursing programs and schools....
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Mercy College’s Annual Bronx Leadership Awards

Mercy College is hosting the College’s annual Bronx Leadership Awards Reception Thursday, March 20, 2014....
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'Art Force Five' To Bring Message Of Non-Violence To Bronx Schools

Alfred University (AU) students wearing colorful “superhero” disguises will spend their spring break spreading a positive message of equality and non-violence throughout Bronx....
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Dr. Schoenberg Named Chair At Albert Einstein

Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY, have named Mark Schoenberg, MD, professor and university chair of the department of urology. He will assume his new position in April 2014....
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Nonprofit Organization Teaches Bronx Students How To Perform

One nonprofit organization is taking Broadway from Manhattan into Bronx schools....
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Raychell Vélez Wins Bronx SciFest

Raychell Vélez, a senior at Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics High School, took the top prize for her research on the effects of acidity and salinity in plant growth at Lehman’s second annual Bronx SciFest, held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. The prize includes a four-year scholarship to Lehman College, a cash prize, and a chance to compete at the New York City Science and Engineering (NYCSE) Fair....
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Northern Oklahoma College Homecoming King Is From Bronx

Hunter Aubrey of Moore and Manny Mendez, Bronx, NY, were crowned Northern Oklahoma College Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the Mavericks vs. Murray State College basketball game February 13, 2014....
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Budding Scientists Prepare For 2nd Annual Bronx SciFest

Lehman College will host its second annual Bronx SciFest on Wednesday, February 26, 2014....
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Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Retains Strong Funding

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University ranked among the top fifth of medical schools in securing research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2013....
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PS 55 Turns 100

P.S. 55 celebrated its 100th birthday today in Claremont....
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Tuckahoe High School Students Participate In 'Big Bronx' Debate

The Tuckahoe High School Debate Team competed in multiple categories in the 43rd annual installment of the New York City Invitational sponsored by the Bronx High School of Science earlier this semester....
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Malala Yousafzai Honored At St. Raymond Academy

Students at St. Raymond Academy, an all-girl school in Bronx, honored a young Pakistani girl for her role in fighting for equal educational rights for women....
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Hyundai Supports Math In Bronx

Hyundai Motor America has awarded a grant to support the expansion of the Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math program from MIND Research at six public schools in Bronx....
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Testing Mom Announces 1st Annual Testing Week For NYC Parents

Free Seminars will help parents around New York City to effectively navigate the gifted and talented testing and private school admissions process. ...
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Hyde Leadership Charter School Celebrates Its 1st High School Graduating Class

Innovative family-based character education model helps class of 2013 achieve 95% college acceptance rate....
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Bronx High School Of Science Principal To Retire

The embattled principal of Bronx High school of Science is stepping down. The city’s Department of Education says Valerie Reidy is retiring and had planned to do so before this current school year....
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Help 15 Kids From Bronx

Help fifteen high school students from Bronx and five dedicated teachers to have a Summer of learning that could change their lives - and change the way kids learn all across America....
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The Learning Tree School - 8th Grade Trip To India

The Learning Tree Cultural Preparatory School (“TLT”) is a private school located in New York City. TLT has been serving children in surrounding communities for more than thirty years, providing an excellent learning experience from early childhood through eighth grade....
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Guns N' Roses Guitarist Ron Thal Jams With Bronx Students

On Wednesday, Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal partnered with Gibson and the Little Kids Rock music program to deliver free guitars and jam with students at Mott Hall Community School in Bronx....
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Bronx Students' Math App Wins Contest

Sixth-graders from the Bronx Academy of Promise are getting recognition for designing an app that helps teach math....
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Jon Favreau & E.L. Doctorow At Bronx Science Gala

What do eight Nobel Prize winners, five Pulitzer Prize winners, Academy Award and Emmy winners and my husband, Joseph Leon (‘46) — at one time director of the Electron Microscope Laboratory at Columbia University — have in common?...
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Guardians Of Rescue & Urban Animal Alliance To Visit P.S. 85

Guardians of Rescue and The Urban Animal Alliance, two organizations committed to helping animals, have teamed up to give the students at Public School 85 in Bronx a presentation on compassion. The two groups will join teachers in carrying out the “Circle of Compassion” presentation, in an effort to help children learn more about having compassion for animals. The presentation will be held at the school on April 30, 2013, at 9:00 a.m....
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Bronx High School’s Holocaust Museum

For Eric Stern, the Holocaust Leadership Class at the Bronx High School of Science was “probably the most formative experience I’ve had to date.” Stern spoke this past Friday at a reopening ceremony of the Holocaust Museum and Study center at the high school....
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Kids Comic Con Returns To BCC

Returning to the campus of the Bronx Community College, the seventh annual Kids Comic Con (KCC) will kick off on May 11, 2013 with more than 30 exhibitors, including Viz Media, Papercutz, Archie Comics, Jim Henson/Sesame Street and Scholastic Book Fairs, in addition to a slate of panels, film screenings and hands-on workshops on creating comics....
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Bronx Principal Appears In Gangster Movie

A new controversy is brewing at a Bronx elementary school over a violent low-budget movie....
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UPS Empowers The Developmentally Disabled To Discover Their Inner Artist

25 developmentally disabled individuals have taken up their paint brushes and discovered their "inner artist." They participate in a monthly arts skills program run by Unique People Services (UPS) held at the Bright Harp Residence in Jamaica, Queens....
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Girl Scouts & Sigma Gamma Rho Help Girls Imagine Engineering Careers

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will join forces with Sigma Gamma Rho, one of the nation's largest African American sororities, to help build awareness of career possibilities in science, technology, and engineering among girls and parents in the African American community....
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Bronx Principal Gets Bad Rap Over Sexy Videos

Many workers have hobbies that they pursue in their off-hours, but if their side passions are at odds with their day job, they can find themselves in big trouble. Case in point: Emmanuel Polanco, a Bronx junior high school principal who appears in videos as a rapper called "El Siki."...
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Icahn Charter Schools Open To 2014 Applicants

As of Friday, February 1, 2013 – Wednesday, April 3, 2013 we will be accepting applications for students entering Kindergarten – 8th grade in September 2013....
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Make Education In NYC A Priority

The current bus strike hurts kids. Serious negotiations could have avoided this debacle. It is a tragedy to use kids as pawns in an adult battle which could have been settled at the negotiating table. Surely, the Mayor needs to balance the budget but not on the backs of defenseless kids....
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Rally To Keep School Open

A Roman Catholic school in South Bronx that has been in operation for more than 100 years could close come 2013....
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Bronx Student Earns Degree

Northwestern State University of Louisiana at Natchitoches, LA awarded degrees to 849 students Friday at Fall Commencement Exercises in Prather Coliseum....
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Program Teaches Bronx Youth About Art & Entrepreneurship

“Gays love it,” she says. She has connected with a network of artists that push her to experiment, she has participated in two art shows and she has already sold five paintings — for $150 in total....
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Bronx Middle School Teacher Forced Students To Pray

A Bronx middle school teacher has admitted to forcing her students to pray, after an investigation by the DOE. Not only did she order students to “sit in a circle and sing and pray to God"—she also had her “class re-enact scenes from the life and death of Jesus.”...
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Nobel Prize Winner Went To Bronx Science HS

One of the winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry this year is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science....
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Bronx Community College's New Library

With the opening of the North Hall and Library on the campus of Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, the Bronx borough can boast of a library that bristles with the most modern means of distributing information....
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Dierks Bentley Visits School In Bronx

In partnership with the CMA Foundation, Dierks Bentley spread his love of music not just by performing a live version of his songs to an elementary school in Bronx but also by enabling them to make their own music....
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Einstein Faculty Receive Grant

Social media is increasingly popular but engaging in its proper use can prove confusing and challenging – especially in the medical and healthcare arenas....
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BCSE Wins Prestigious National Award

Bronx Charter School for Excellence (BCSE) announced today it was named one of only 269 schools to win the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award – the U.S. Department of Education's highest honor for schools across the country....
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NY School Districts Choose Sprigeo, The Online Bully Reporting System

This fall, Wantagh Union Free School District of Nassau County, New York and Union Endicott Central School District of Broome County, New York began using the high-tech, web-based bullying prevention and school safety product – Sprigeo. ...
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Bard Academy & Housing Planned With Bronx Music Heritage Center

The city council of the New York City borough of Bronx recently approved a $2.5 million plan for an innovative new project that combines education, low-income housing, and an ambitious local music program....
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Assata Traore To Graduate From UCO

Bronx resident Assata Traore graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Administration - International Business as a part of the summer 2012 class, which included 398 students from throughout the country and world....
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International Leadership Charter School

Seats are still avalible for the incomming 9th grade....
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"Green Graffiti” Project

Stephen Ritz, a 6th grade teacher in South Bronx, is challenging his students to grow food that will improve their health, gardens that will improve their neighborhoods, and jobs that will improve the trajectory of their lives in a notoriously poverty-stricken community....
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Family Life Academy Charter School 2

Enroll now! School starts September 5, 2012....
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Business Education To Benefit African American Youth

The African Women Power (AWP) Network, announced today that it will develop and stage a series of FREE business education webinars developed exclusively for African women and youths who want to be entrepreneurs....
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Giving Back Project At PS 307, Bronx

Peanut butter, jelly, cookies, lemonade and math are some of the ingredients that children at PS 307 in the Bronx are using to heal big hurts in the world....
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Bronx Students On Niagara Univerity's Dean's List

The following Niagara University students from Bronx were named to the University's academic dean's list for the Spring 2012 semester....
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Bronx Student Named To Honor Roll

Nine hundred forty-eight students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana were named to the Honor List for the Spring 2012 semester, according to Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Lisa Abney....
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Bill Shore's Commencement Address At Bronx Community College

Bill Shore, the founder and executive director of Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading organization working to end childhood hunger in America, delivered earlier today the commencement address at Bronx Community College....
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FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg To Deliver Commencement Address At Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University....
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Chasidic Jewish Principal Of A South Bronx School

When Chabad Chasidic Jew and former U.S. Army intelligence offer, Shimon Waronker, first took over as principal of Jr. High School 22 in the South Bronx it was rated on of the most violent schools in New York City....
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Bronx Students Present At WREF 2012

Getting educated about solar and other forms of renewable energy is becoming more mainstream these days, reaching students in South Bronx....
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Building Bridges Between District & Charter Schools

NYC Collaborates, a joint project of the New York City charter schools sector and Department of Education, launched today to provide educators from across the city with opportunities to connect and share ideas to improve student achievement....
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UFC Honors Bronx Academy Of Letters

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® recognized the Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters for its accomplishments with an “Octagon of Excellence™” award, which included a $5,000 grant....
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Frederick Alvarez Receives Award

Frederick "Freddy" Alvarez, '14, a journalism and mass communication major from Bronx, NY received the Residence Life Commitment Award during St. Bonaventure University's annual RA Awards Banquet Sunday, April 22, 2012....
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Bronx Teacher Talks Mary J. Blige, Volunteering & Love For Students

Tammi Butler is an educator by day and a supporter of nonprofits during her free time. She is actively involved with several organizations, including the Episcopal Social Services of New York and Woman of Excellence, Strength and Tenacity (WEST)....
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T&W Celebrates Poetry At Bronx Library Center

Join Teachers & Writers Collaborative for a poetry event celebrating the imaginations of New York City's young writers on Saturday, April 28, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Bronx Library Center....
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Bronx Students Break Ground On City’s Biggest Orchard

We are pleased to see projects like this sprouting up in Bronx - we could use more Johnny Appleseeds like these fine young folks in all five boroughs....
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Dunkin' Donuts Launches "Wishes DelivereD" Campaign

As part of an ongoing commitment to give back to the community in which it serves, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the launch of a new charitable program, “Wishes DelivereD.” ...
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Bronx Zoo To Receive National Award For Teen Education Program

The Education Department at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has been named winner of the 2012 EdCom Award for Excellence in Programming by the American Association of Museums (AAM) for its Wildlife Career Ladder program for teens....
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Zachary Andreadis - Eagle Scout

On Saturday, March 24, 2012, Zachary Aristides Andreadis, the seventeen year old grandson of resident, Paonne Andreadis completed his service project at St. Michael’s Home in the hopes of obtaining the highest rank of Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout....
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Explore Week At Bronx Lab School

From Tuesday April 3 to Thursday April 5, 2012, Bronx Lab School will once again send its students off to the world of service learning....
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Bronx Teacher's Online Charity Works Miracles

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need....
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Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Lehman College Graduates First MSN Cohort

In February, 18 Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center RNs who earned MSN degrees were celebrated at a luncheon in their honor. The nurses were the inaugural class of a collaborative program with the graduate school of nursing at Lehman College in the Bronx that began three years ago....
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Smart Money Course Offered

Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) announces the beginning of the first set of eleven week classes on money issues entitled “The Smart Money Program.”...
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Student Protesters Walk Out

At 12:05 p.m. on Friday, March 9, the students of Schomburg Satellite Academy in the South Bronx walked out of their classes and marched to the office of State Senator Ruben Diaz at 900 Rogers Place....
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Bronx Principal Fired For Fraud

A Bronx principal was removed from her job yesterday after the Department of Education released a 113-page report that identified testing fraud and transcript tampering....
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South Bronx Classical Charter School

This school year has been filled with many successes for South Bronx Classical Charter School. Due to our successes and our desire to provide high-quality education services to our scholars, we applied for a charter amendment to expand our school to eighth grade....
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Bronx Student Wins Scholastic Art Award

Bronx resident Ymani Francis, class of 2012, was one of eight Miss Porter’s School students recognized by the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards program for their outstanding artistic contributions. Ymani received a silvery key award for photography. The silver key is given to works worthy of recognition on the regional level....
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Congressman Serrano Supports FIT Kids Act

After the October 2011 audit in New York, City Comptroller John Liu said that the city's Department of Education "is failing gym." His audit of 31 elementary schools found none complying with a requirement that they offer at least 120 minutes a week of physical education for students in kindergarten through sixth grade....
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International Students & Americana Homestay Host Family Move

Four years ago, Americana Homestay Host family Elizabeth Quaranta and David Claudio, along with daughters Emily and Catherine Quaranta, purchased a home on November 8th 2008, on East 205th by Lisbon Place to continue to offer International foreign exchange students their dream of living the American life in NYC while participating with the American family in their day to day activities....
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Let’s Move In School By Swim-A-Thon

Last week the Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus (TREC) swimming team held its 3rd Annual Swim-A-Thon. Nine swimmers participated to raise money for the campus swim program....
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Bronx School Wins Grant From "Glee"

"Glee" is helping schools across the country by donating $1 million to improve music programs. One school in our area was a lucky recipient of $50,000....
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Swizz Beatz Donates $50K To School

Bronx Charter School for the Arts received a special surprise from Grammy-winning producer Swizz Beatz....
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Global Partnership Schools Help Bronx

Global Partnership Schools (GPS) announced today its will provide small group, technology based supplemental educational services (SES) to Bronx public schools for the first time to eligible students in grades K to 8. GPS is an international firm which operates schools around the world....
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Swizz Beatz Named Chair of Bronx Charter School

Singer Alicia Key's Husband Producer Swizz Beatz has been named Chair for the Bronx Charter School for the Arts in New York City. The first "Bronx Arts Recgonize" event was held Wednesday night at Avenue to honor Beatz along with four other Bronx Arts supporters....
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Taking Advil To Schools

These days, a village is not enough to raise a child. Multinational corporations have had to step in....
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Bronx’s Own Project Runway

For the last three years, Ross has taught these professional modeling skills to gay, lesbian and transgender youth in the only class of its kind in New York City....
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Bronx Teacher Awarded Kappa Delta Pi Grant

Srecko Mavrek, a 7-year swimming/PE teacher (Grades 6-12) at Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus, has been awarded a Classroom Teacher Grant from Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana....
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Prestigious Social Work Award

Lehman College alumnus Nelson Torres (B.A., ’98; M.S.W., ’08) has won an Emerging Leadership Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for his work with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual (LBGT) community of Bronx....
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At Bronx Education Summit, Criticism Of Mayoral Control And Department

The mayor and the Department of Education were under attack on October 15, 2011at the first educational summit in Bronx....
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Tyra Surprises 400 Bronx Students

Former supermodel Tyra Banks paid a surprise visit to some 400 screaming, crying teens at the High School for Teaching and Professions, where she also promoted her new book, Modelland....
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Homeless Youth's Educational Barriers

Today the New York City Council’s Committees on General Welfare, Education and Youth Services held a joint hearing to examine educational barriers that homeless students enrolled in New York City public schools face....
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Help For Low-Income Middle School Students

Benedit Medina, a shy but determined 11-year-old student in the Bronx, wants to be a detective when she grows up, just like the ones she sees on the crime television show “C.S.I.” To help achieve her dream, the sixth grade student at M.S. 80 on Mosholu Parkway in Norwood hopes to attend the Bronx High School of Science, one of New York City’s top high schools....
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GED Classes Offered

What is your goal - college or better career by 2012? It is possible. Get your GED in as little as three months!...
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Bronx Students Celebrate Worldwide Day Of Play

West Bronx Academy for the Future, Belmont Preparatory High School and Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology students celebrated Worldwide Day of Play with the swimming tournament supported by Mr. Wilper Morales, principal of the West Bronx Academy for The Future....
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Mother Cabrini HS Gets $1Million

Mother Cabrini High School, in Upper Manhattan, announced a restricted use gift of $1 million from an anonymous donor. The donation is unprecedented in the school’s 112-year history and is earmarked for capital improvements and capacity building....
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The Bronx Documentary Center Needs Interns

The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is seeking individuals for unpaid internships lasting from three to six months. ...
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Affordable Technology Finally Available To Bronx Residents

On August 10, 2011, Per Scholas opened a retail store at its flagship Bronx facility making affordable electronics a reality for Bronx residents and families throughout the five boroughs....
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Bronx Principal Fired Over Writings On Race

The principal of a Catholic elementary school in Bronx has been fired because of his writings on race and white supremacy, the Archdiocese of New York said earlier today....
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Bronx Students Celebrated The End Of The School Year With The Water Skills Presentation

West Bronx Academy for the Future and Belmont Preparatory High School students celebrated the end of the school year with the Water Skills Presentation. Thirteen middle school students and seven high school students presented a wide variety of the water skills including different floats, glides, finning, dives, etc....
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P.S.36 And The Bronx Dance Theater Performance

P.S. 36, located at 1070 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY and The Bronx Dance Theater had an End of the Year Dance Celebration last night. ...
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Victoria Friedrich Honored As Claes Nobel Educator

Teacher Victoria Friedrich of Bronx High School of Science in Bronx, NY was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of distinction by The National Seociety if Hight School Scholars (NSHSS)....
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Harlem SEALS' Bronx Summer Program

This summer, the Harlem SEALS have partnered with The Point Community Development Center, Play Pattern, LLC (Ronah Harris) and Art of Stepping (Jessica Marie Saul & Mauricio Pena) to pilot the program and approach....
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Our Saviour Lutheran Scholarship

Our Saviour Lutheran High School (OSL) is announcing two full-tuition scholarships for deserving students who are entering the ninth grade for the 2011-2012 school year....
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Financial Service Centers Of New York's 19th Conference

The Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) held its Eighteenth Annual Conference & Exposition on May 17, 2011, at which it announced its annual scholarship award winners....
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Rita Fields Honored By Former Student

During Commencement 2011 ceremonies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, will honor two special educators for the role they played in the lives of a Hobart and a William Smith student who will graduate on Sunday, May 15, 2011....
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Families To Receive Free Training & PCs

On Saturday, May 7th, 2011, The Parris Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization devoted to fostering awareness and providing access to resources for underserved youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, is pleased to partner with Per Scholas, the Bronx based non-profit, which provides computers and training to low income children and families at the lowest possible cost....
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New World High School Helps BBCC

Thanks to a collaboration with students at New World High School, the Bronx Bethany Community Corporation (BBCC) at 964 East 227th Street received $5000 from the Toskan Casale Foundation and Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPi) of Toronto, Canada recently....
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Developing Smart Ways To Succeed

Parents and teachers alike were in uproar last week over the New York State legislature's decision to cut $1.3 billion dollars in education spending....
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Where Are You Ms. Black?

According to an article in April 5th's edition of The New Times, Cathie Black -- the newly appointed NYC Schools Chancellor, largely has been sequestered from the public....
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Which Is Which?

Every time you think something can't possibly get worse, it does. Teachers are reviled on a daily basis by politicians in cities and states across the country as greedy, incompetent goof-offs in hot pursuit of fat salaries, excessive vacations, exorbitant perks and outsized pensions....
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Funding For Schools For The Disabled

Funding for the eleven schools serving the educational needs of 1,700 blind, deaf and severely physically disabled children was restored by the state legislature....
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Angela Donkor Of Bronx Honored By BC

Boston College student Angela Donkor, a Bronx resident who grew up on three different continents, has been awarded the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Boston College....
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Visually-Impaired Students To March

About 75 blind and visually impaired students ages 5-21 from The New York Institute for Special Education will march in protest of the proposed state budget cuts to schools for disabled students Friday, March 25th 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m, north side of Pelham Parkway from Williamsbridge Road to White Plains Road, Bronx....
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“Fresh” Is For Vegetables

There is a war of television commercials for and against the elimination of seniority as a factor in the firing of New York City teachers. In fact, there are so many commercials it's hard to keep track of them. But one does stick in my mind because of a parent in the commercial who speaks out against seniority. Specifically, she says that “we need fresh teachers in the classroom.” ...
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Bronx's Deaf & Blind Schools To March

On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf, Lavelle School for the Blind and the New York Institute for Special Education will march together....
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Open Letter: A Challenge To Ms. Black

In a reprint in The New York Times of an interview with Cathleen Black – a former publishing executive and NYC's new Schools Chancellor – Black was asked to compare the private sector to the public-school system....
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Tom Robbins Named CUNY J-School’s First Investigative Journalist In Residence

Tom Robbins, one of New York City’s premier investigative reporters who recently left the Village Voice, will be joining the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism as its first Investigative Journalist in Residence....
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Too Bad The Mayor Doesn't Know It, Too

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan: There he goes again. He is Mayor Michael Bloomberg and he is blaming New York City's public school teachers for the colossal failure of the city's schools yet again. Specifically, he has been calling on the state legislature and Governor to eliminate tenure for teachers....
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Largest Cut To Early Childhood Services

Mayor Bloomberg’s plans to cut subsidies for 16,624 children in the coming year is a devastating blow to the city’s children and working families, the biggest single cut to child care services since the 1970’s. It represents a dramatic reversal of the Mayor’s promise to expand early learning opportunities for the city’s children and a retreat from his public statements in support of the city’s working families....
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Enron Accounting & NYC Public Schools

We hear a great deal these days about how New York City's public schools need to be run like a business. Specifically, if people aren't doing their jobs, they should be fired regardless of seniority....
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Respect For All Week In Bronx

February 14th, 2011—P.S. 214X students create a variety of peace projects and performances with homeroom classes and advisory groups as part of NYC’s second annual celebration of Respect for All Week. ...
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I'm Not Shouting

Politicians' ire against teacher tenure and their constant calls to link student achievement to teacher evaluations are beginning to sound like a broken record – a very annoying broken record. Yet it wouldn't be so bad if there were a strong connection between teacher competency and student performance....
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First Annual African American Literary Festival

phati'tude Literary Magazine is hosting its 1st Annual African American Literary Festival in celebration of Black History Month....
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Bronx Preparatory Charter School Open House

Bronx Preparatory Charter School is a public charter school for students in grades 5-12 located in District 9. Its is open to all students who apply and admits students by lottery. ...
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Community Input On Charter School

The Latino Pastoral Action Center, located at 14 West 170th Street in the Bronx, invites the community to submit comments and statements of support for the creation of a new charter school in the Melrose Section of the Bronx using any one of the following resources:...
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Bronx Pre-Schoolers Special Olympics

About 100 preschoolers in the Readiness Program at New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) participated in its annual Winter Olympics on Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m., in the Readiness Solarium, 985 Astor Avenue, Bronx....
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Bronx Students Learn Korean Culture

Hundreds of Bronx elementary school students showed off their Tae-Kwon-Do skills today during an assembly to represent some of the things they have learned about Korean culture over the past three years....
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Certified Nurse Aides Graduate

Highbridge Community Life Center (HCLC) is responding to the needs of Bronx job-training disparities by extending a unique Certified Nurse Aide training program that includes an internship and assistance with job placement....
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Single Stop Helps Bronx College Students Stay In School

City University of New York (CUNY) community colleges now offer their students a unique antipoverty tool that can help them to remain in school....
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Five Bronx Organizations Need Your Votes

The South Bronx United Soccer Club has an idea. Help at-risk youth get into college by combining education and soccer. But launching an idea isn’t easy without funding. So, South Bronx United, a nonprofit youth development organization that serves about 450 boys and girls, submitted an entry for a $25,000 grant to Pepsi Refresh....
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From Inner City High School To Elite Science Conference

Abayomi Are and Antonio Galvan might seem unlikely participants in a world-renowned conference focused on cutting edge academic science. ...
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Bronx School Brings Farming To NYC

A formerly weed-choked lot in New York's South Bronx will be a classroom for a new venture called Farm School NYC: The New York City School of Urban Agriculture....
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Bronx PS 153 And Library Of Congress

In a new professional development module from the Library of Congress, teachers in an urban school setting show how students can learn through the use of primary sources and the inquiry process....
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Whatever It Takes In The South Bronx

Whatever It Takes is an award-winning documentary about the first year of operation of the Bronx Centre for Science & Mathematics....
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Whatever It Takes In The South Bronx

Whatever It Takes is an award-winning documentary about the first year of operation of the Bronx Centre for Science & Mathematics....
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Bronx School Gets Library Renovation

Parents and community members win 100,000 Grant for Entrada Academy (MS 384) to establish a 21st Century Library at the Rafael Hernandez(X116) Campus in the Bronx....
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Bronx Kid Is Reader Of The Summer

After churning through over three books a day for the last three months, a 14-year-old from the Bronx has been named New York's reader of the summer....
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Bagpacks Donated To Bronx Family Justice Center

Commissioner Yolanda B. Jimenez receives a donation of backpacks and school supplies at the New York City Family Justice Center Bronx, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. ...
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Brightside Academy Exapands In Bronx

Brightside Academy is excited to announce that we are expanding our academies with the grand opening of their third academy in the Bronx. The celebration will take place on September 22, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the academy location, 2901 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10467....
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Bronx Student Snaps Up Young Naturalist Award

How many snapping turtles do you think you can find in the Bronx?...
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Ripka Completes IUP Honors Program

Dallas Ripka, of Bronx, was one of a select group of students chosen for the Summer Honors Program at the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania....
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Bronx Hopes For Sane Catholic Center

Overcoming polarization in the church often feels like the Catholic equivalent of bringing peace to the Middle East. Everybody pays lip service to it, and from time to time some bold new initiative is rolled out, but longtime combatants who have watched such efforts come and go generally feel in their bones that the reality is permanent war....
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Co-op City Youth Meet The Filmmakers

Co-op City teens who are this years participants in the Full Circle Project, had the opportunity to screen scenes from Zemira, a new film in development, and meet the filmmakers, Mecca Woods and Curtis John who also shared their insights into the art and business of independent filmmaking....
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Young Bronx Girls Thrive

On the night of July 30, parents, family and other community members sat in awe as 88 4th -12th grade girls presented a summary of all that they had learned during month-long job training and educational enrichment programs....
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Tips For Smart Back-2-School Shopping

Parents can learn additional ways to protect their money with free, one-on-one professional financial counseling at the city’s network of financial empowerment centers....
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Communities & Justice Symposium

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, and Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today opened “Communities & Justice: Partnerships & Challenges for the 21st Century,” a two-day criminal justice symposium at John Jay College....
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Bronx Charter School For The Arts

The design of the Bronx Charter School for the Arts reflects the school’s founding principle that arts education is critical to human development and learning....
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CSEA 2010 Scholarship Recipients

The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), Unit 9200, employees of Westchester County, is proud to announce that sixteen (16) Scholarships have been awarded to High School Seniors for 2010....
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A Column About Summer Vacation

My finest memory from childhood is sailing a kayak my clever brother had made out of plywood and canvas. The sailing adventure was on a lake in Glacier National Park. The wind was good, my beloved dog was tucked between my knees for ballast, and I scooted over the water like a rocket – or so it seemed to an 11-year old....
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Bronx Girl Wins Big College Scholarship

Some high school students learn about hardship by reading Charles Dickens novels. Bronx resident Karina Melendez lived one...
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Bard College's Bronx Graduate

Bronx resident Queen Golder graduated from Bard College on Saturday, May 22, 2010, during the college's 150th Commencement....
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Hands-On Science For 2nd-Graders

The following story was sent to us by Susanne Metscher and Kristina Bugeya....
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Fordham Students Garden 4 Good

On Friday, June 11, 2010, Global Kids students at Fordham High School for the Arts (FHSA) opened their Growing Justice Community Garden. The garden is the culminating achievement of a yearlong campaign that students have been conducting to combat obesity and a lack of fresh food in their community....
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Bronx Students Clean School Toilets

Department of Education officials are investigating after students at a Bronx school claimed they were forced to clean toilets as a punishment....
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Bronx Students Combat Food Injustice

On Friday, June 11, 2010, Global Kids students at Fordham High School for the Arts (FHSA) will open their Growing Justice Community Garden....
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Mount Saint Mary College Awarded

Mount Saint Mary College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement....
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Bronx Native Receives Senior Award

Christina Grogan, a 2010 graduate of Emmanuel College, Boston and a Bronx native received the Outstanding Senior Award from the College’s Department of Graphic Design....
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ENACT Dropout Prevention Program

More than 65 New York City public school students will take the stage, alongside professional actors working as teaching artists in the ENACT Dropout Prevention Program, to present SHOW UP! 2010, ENACT’s third annual evening of original dramatic performances about overcoming obstacles to staying in school. ...
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Restore $1.4 Billion In School Aid

The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), the UFT and Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), announced today a significant new push to restore the draconian $1.4 billion in education cuts proposed by Governor Paterson....
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Students Get $43,500 In Scholarships

The Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) today held its Eighteenth Annual Conference & Exposition at which it announced its annual scholarship award winners. The FSCNY/MoneyGram International Scholarship Program recognizes New York City area high school students for their academic achievements and community service. ...
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Open Letter To The First Lady Obama

The following is an open letter to First Lady Michelle Obama, written by the teaching staff at Gompers....
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6th Annual Voices Gala

On Thursday, May 6th, 2010 The Brotherhood/Sister Sol will hold the 6th Annual VOICES gala at the Cedar Lake space in New York City...
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AmPark Neighborhood School

Children in the AmPark Neighborhood School in Van Cortlandt Village make beautiful music thanks to Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and the Bronx Arts Ensemble. ...
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Horace Mann In Match Against Preston

Continuing their phenomenal winning streak in round two, the academic team from Horace Mann High School is moving on to the third round of MSG Varsity’s The Challenge, an academic quiz show designed to test students’ knowledge in a Jeopardy-style format....
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Bronx Resident On Dean’s List

Ashley Massiah, a resident of Bronx, has been named to the Wheelock College Dean’s List....
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Bronx Dance School Dominates Connecticut

Performers Edge Dance Academy located in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx swept New Haven, CT throughout their three-day weekend March 26-28, 2010 at Bravo Dance Competition....
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Dinowitz Brings Music To PS 16

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz brought musical instruments to PS 16 in Wakefield, thanks to a grant he provided to the Bronx Arts Ensemble. ...
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$10K Grant For Eagle Academy In Bronx

The Verizon Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Eagle Academy for Young Men in support of the group’s Digital Literacy Institute....
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Teachers Network's New Social Site

Taking advantage of current social media technology, Teachers Network—with funding from the Ford Foundation—is introducing an important forum for collaboration to a population currently underserved by social networking platforms....
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Career Day Event At Aspire Preparatory

In thei continuing effort to promote parent/ community involvement and expose their students to different occupations Aspire Preparatory Middle School are having a Career Day Event. ...
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Anthrax Bassist & Fender To Donate Musical Instruments

While funding for music and arts programs are being cut across the country, notably in New York City, Little Kids Rock, a leading nonprofit provider of free musical instruments and free lessons in the United States, is teaming with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and rock stars to put music education back into public schools....
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Area Teens Tackle Tech Start-Up Scene

While their friends are surfing YouTube and updating their Facebook status, ambitious students in the New York area will be learning what it takes to build multi-million dollar web companies....
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Forward School Of Creative Writing

Students at the Forward School of Creative Writing today explored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through an interactive program offered by Cablevision’s Power to Learn, a multi-faceted initiative dedicated to integrating technology into education, and the History Channel....
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Hi-Tech In Use At Archimedes Academy

Archimedes Academy, on Thursday, March 11 at 1:00 pm, welcomed guests for the first time, to show off how technology is dramatically changing the way kids are learning in some NYC public schools....
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Samantha Medina Is "Latino Student/Athlete Of The Year!"

Samantha Medina, a senior at St. Catherine Academy, has been named the female “Latino Student/Athlete of the Year” by Cablevision’s Power to Learn, in conjunction with Fox Sports en Español and TD Bank....
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Golden Gloves Returns To Bronx For Archimedes Academy Fundraiser

The Golden Gloves Tournament will be making a stop in the South Bronx in a return visit to the Archimedes Academy as part of a fundraiser benefiting the school’s Amateur Boxing Program where boxing author John E. Oden will be honored for his work with the Archimedes Boxing Program....
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Students In The Annual March For Life

For the 5th straight year, students from St. Raymond High School for Boys took to Washington DC to participate in the annual March for Life. Ten students from grades 9-11 accompanied Campus Minister Brother Richard Galvin, FSC on the trip to the nation’s capitol for the pro-life event on Friday, January 22, 2010....
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Bronx Borough President Visits PS 121

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visited Public School 121 Bronx. He responded to a request from the Student Government, asking him to come and see the rigorous programs that function within a limited budget. ...
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Teachers Network Receives Ford Grant

Teachers Network has received a major new grant from the Ford Foundation to raise public awareness that every child deserves to have an effective teacher....
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Bronx Student Interns For Sen. Serrano

Bronx native Angel L. Santana, Jr., a senior history/political science major at Mount Saint Mary College, is interning with New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano, 28th Senate District, during the spring semester....
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10 Week Business Training Course

Starting Wednesday, February 24, 2010, SoBRO will offer a 10-week business training session specifically tailored to address the needs of low-income Bronx residents interested in launching a business. ...
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Low-Cost Pharmacy Tech Program

Highbridge Community Life Center (HCLC) is responding to the needs of unemployed Bronx residents by extending a unique, low-cost Pharmacy Tech program that includes an internship and assistance with job placement....
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Taysha Canales Earns Merit Award

Taysha Marie Canales, a junior Acting major at Arcadia University and a resident of Bronx, NY, was awarded a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Ensemble Acting....
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Ymani Francis Wins Scholastic Award

Bronx resident Ymani Francis ’12 was one of 14 Miss Porter’s School students recognized by the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards program for their outstanding artistic contributions....
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Cultural Renaissance For Bronx

Cultural Renaissance for Economic Revitalization, CRER a grassroots not-for-profit organization located at 522 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, Ny 10460. CRER is an all-volunteer community organization dedicated to empowering those who are less fortunate....
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Bronx Family Literacy Program Thrives

The Family Literacy Program at Highbridge Community Life center caters to parents of P.S.73 students who lack verbal and written communication skills in the English language....
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Bronx Welcomes The Brightside Academy

Brightside Academy is excited to announce that we are opening a second New York location, in the Bronx!...
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Parents Rally To Save Columbus HS

More than 1,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents poured into Christopher Columbus High School Thursday night to express their opposition to the Department of Education’s proposal to phase out the northeast Bronx school....
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Bronx Shelter Expands Kids’ Library

Homes for the Homeless, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization that houses and supports struggling families in New York City, receives hundreds of new books from Kumon Math & Reading Centers, the world’s largest after-school company, in a dedication ceremony on January 7th, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the Prospect Family Inn located at 730 Kelly Street, Bronx, NY, between 156th Street and Longwood Avenue....
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A Rockette At Bronx's P.S. 109

Members of Cablevision’s Power to Learn, a multi-faceted initiative dedicated to integrating technology into education, were joined today at P.S. 109 Sedgwick School in the Bronx, NY, by Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson in a student-led presentation on New York’s historic Radio City Music Hall....
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Bronx’s Harriet Tubman School

Giving back to the schools and communities is the focus of a new volunteer program to help the students of the Harriet Tubman School in Bronx achieve and instill excitement about attending college....
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P.S. 304 Video Club Presentation

P.S. 304, Bx. has implemented a "cluster" program wherein small groups of students meet with various teachers every Friday for 1 hour and 30 minutes to explore areas of interest....
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Lawyer Writes Family Read-Aloud Book

Maria Ciampi, a lawyer, mother and author, has made it her personal campaign to get families back together through "read-aloud" evenings....
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Daniella Colon Helps The Environment

Lafayette College senior Daniella Colon of Bronx helped research and design an environmentally friendly roof for a campus building.  A 588 square-foot section of a building located in Lafayette’s Easton, PA campus has been planted with a specialized lawn that will bring environmental benefits to the building and educational opportunities to students....
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Co-op City’s Youth Voices Go Online

For the second year, Co-op City high school students of the Full Circle Project launch their film and poetry projects as an e-exhibit on the Web this week. ...
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Higher Education Loan Assistance

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that the New York Higher Education Loan Program (NYHELPs), the State’s new low-cost student loan program, will offer New York families very favorable rates on loans that will be made available for students attending college this spring....
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Jason Shieh, Bronx Sci Regional Finalist

Mr. Jason Shieh, a senior at The Bronx High School of Science, was named a Regional Finalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. He has been awarded a $1,000 Scholarship and will compete in the individual competition today and Saturday, November 21, 2009 on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh....
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The Periodic Table Of Elements - Online

The Periodic Table of Elements - online!...
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Bronx HS Coach Sues In Federal Court

Daniel Smith, a highly regarded girl's softball coach in the Bronx, is suing the New York City Department of Education in federal court, claiming he's been reassigned to a so-called "rubber room" in retaliation for exercising free speech - speaking out about the lack of funding for girl's sports....
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School Is Built At 1740 Macombs Road

Reaching out to concerned parents and their families, Assemblywoman Vanessa L. Gibson is co-hosting an education forum to discuss plans for a new public school being constructed in the community at 1740 Macombs Road in the west Bronx. The meeting is being held in response to the concerns of Morris Heights’ parents about the serious overcrowding that exists in the community’s public schools....
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Bronx Engineering & Tech. Academy

Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy (BETA) opened in 2004 as a New Visions New Century School in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation....
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Fordham Event For At-Risk Teens

Teenagers growing up in American inner cities face many difficult challenges. Some are fortunate enough to have supportive parents to look up to—but how about everyone else? Are they supposed to look toward out-of-control professional athletes and self-absorbed Hollywood “stars” to be role models? Is there anybody out there who can have a positive impact on at-risk New York City teens? ...
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Per Scholas Opens Institute In Bronx

As part of its mission to help disadvantaged communities during these tough economic times, Per Scholas, the organization that provides economic opportunities through education and technology, will officially open its new Institute for Technology in the Port Morris section of the Bronx on October 22 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m....
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Celebrating 100 Years Of Giving

100 years ago, a school started by Milton Hershey, founder of the iconic chocolate company, began to profoundly and positively impact the lives of children in need....
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Bronx River Art Center Programs

Bronx River Art Center's Fall 2009 semester of after-school arts classes begins on October 5th and will end with a holiday student exhibition and reception in our storefront gallery on December 18th....
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Bronx Troop 240 Open House

Troop 240, Boy Scouts of America, the oldest youth organization in the Riverdale community, will be holding an open house on Friday, October 2nd from 7 to 9 pm at the Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 4765 Henry Hudson Parkway....
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National Gear Up Day In The Bronx

The Bronx Institute of Lehman College announces that on Friday September 18 2009 it will join GEAR UP Programs around the country in celebrating the First Annual National GEAR UP Day. This day commemorates ten years of success for the transformative Gaining Early Awareness and Education for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a college access program created during the Clinton Administration....
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$900M In Federal Funding For Schools

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that approximately 700 school districts and charter schools across the State will receive more than $900 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The funding, administered by the New York State Education Department, will be used to support school improvement efforts that address both teaching and learning....
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Deidre Frith Awarded NTA Scholarship

Tourism Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the travel experience for future generations, awarded the National Tour Association State Scholarship, (part of the National Tour Association Scholarship Fund), in the amount of $750, to Deidre Frith of Bronx, New York. Each year, the prestigious scholarships are presented to deserving travel, tourism and hospitality students from across the United States and Canada....
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Bronx Elementary School Finds Solution

During the 2008-2009 school year, PS 396 in the Bronx, tested McGraw-Hill Education's Reading Mastery, Signature Edition with struggling readers. After strong results compared to previous reading scores as well as peer schools in New York City, the elementary school will expand use of Reading Mastery from Grades 2-4 to include Grades K-1....
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20% Of CUNY Costs Go For Textbooks

Incoming Fall Freshman can pay an average $536 for books in first semester alone....
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Monroe College Sued For Tuition

Trina Thompson, 27, filed a lawsuit last week against Monroe College in Bronx Supreme Court. ...
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Bronx CC Senegal Collaboration

Bronx Community College’s Director of Collaborative Programs Eugene Adams has higher education in his blood. Whenever he can, he’s figuring out how to strengthen education models that expand learning opportunities. As the director of collaborative education programs at Bronx Community College (BCC), Adams oversees partnerships with over 25 schools and serves 2,000 students annually. He is a specialist in educational partnership building and curriculum design....
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Bronx Students Graduate JTS Prozdor

Josef Goodman and Seth Teleky were among twenty students who recently graduated from the Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor High School of The Jewish Theological Seminary....
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Bronx Teens Advocate On Capitol Hil

Ten Bronx teens will join 90 other students from around the nation on Capitol Hill today to advocate for youth violence prevention with the offices of Rep. Jose Serrano and Sen. Charles Schumer. ...
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Castle Hill's Kenny Pontillio Passes

Castle Hill Little League is devastated to announce that beloved coach Kenny Pontillio has passed away. Kenny was a coach for 33 years and dedicated his life to the kids of the community. Kenny Pontillio was a very important part of our Little League family and his presence will be greatly missed....
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Bronx Graduate Earns Fulbright Flwshp

Congratulating the three members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2009 who were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships to countries in Asia, Europe and Africa....
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Amber Coleman Received Honors

Recent graduate Amber Coleman of Bronx, NY, received Honors during her final semester at Brooks School in North Andover, MA. ...
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Bill Clinton At SUNY Maritime

Waterkeeper Alliance – the international champion of clean water and strong communities, with 189 programs on six continents – announced today a distinguished roster of environmental leaders, including President Bill Clinton, who will speak at its 10th Anniversary Conference on June 24-27, 2009....
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Recent Mill Neck Grads Pursue Dreams

On June 25, Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf held a commencement ceremony for 11 proud graduates, all of whom have bright futures ahead of them. Five will attend college at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of several schools available at Rochester Institute of Technology. The others will work in various fields, ready for rewarding experiences after high school. Either way, all are looking forward to unlimited opportunities and new adventures....
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Free Training To Battle Unemployment

During a time or record high unemployment one agency in New York City is offering Free training and adult education classes to NYC residents. Highbridge Community Life Center (HCLC) is giving new economic opportunity to those interested in taking advantage of its innovative full service support curriculum....
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Epilepsy Scientist Dr. Solomon Moshé

Solomon L. Moshé, M.D., a leading pediatric epilepsy clinician and researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will become the new elected President of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) on July 2nd at the International Epilepsy Congress in Budapest, Hungary....
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Internet Safety To Bronx

A representative from Attorney General Cuomo’s office will speak to the members of the public on the topic of Internet safety. The presentation will inform participants about how to best protect their families from common Internet hazards including cyber-bullying and sexual predators....
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BCC's Automotive Program Certified

The automotive training program at Bronx Community College (BCC) of The City University of New York has received master certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). To achieve this coveted recognition, the program underwent rigorous evaluation in areas such as instruction, facilities and equipment....
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Dr. Roy Chuck's New Appointment

Prominent stem cell and dry eye researcher Roy S. Chuck, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed chair of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital and Academic Medical Center for Einstein....
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NASET 2009-2010 School Of Excellence

Leake and Watts is proud to announce that the Carol and Frank Biondi Education Center has been selected as a 2009-2010 National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence....
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NYC Students Meet With Mandela

Twelve New York City students traveled to Johannesburg to meet with Nelson Mandela and South African students on behalf of 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation with the goal of forming a Global Student Charter on June 1-4, 2009. Of the lucky twelve, Curtis Jones, Jeniffer Montano, Jasmin Suarez, Tevin Jackson, Christina Johnson and Rabih Ahmed are Bronx residents....
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Public Outcry Against City’s Proposal

Today religious leaders, working parents, day care center staff, union members and community representatives held an 11:00AM press conference at City Hall to fight back against the city’s proposal to eliminate kindergarten in public schools....
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5,000 Rally For Mayoral Control

More than 5,000 New Yorkers joined Learn NY’s grassroots coalition over two days and eight stops across New York City’s five boroughs to highlight the overwhelming public support for mayoral control....
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The Champion Tutors

The New York Times reported June 2nd that Math scores for New York City students have increased significantly over the past three years as African American and Hispanic students edged closer to their white counter parts....
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$15,000 Award To 3 NYC Students

Everfine/Atlantic recording group O.A.R. teamed up with the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) for an essay contest in New York City schools, answering the question: Why does your teacher deserve to win a “Best Teacher Award”?...
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A. Einstein CM Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Fifty years after the first graduating class of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University received their degrees, the College of Medicine will confer more than 200 diplomas during its 2009 commencement ceremony....
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Geoffrey Canada Delivers CU Speech

(Note: The following is the transcribed remarks of Geoffrey Canada, CEO and President of the Harlem Children's Zone, who delivered the commencement address on May 17, 2009.)...
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Horace Mann School Closes; No H1N1

All Divisions of Horace Mann School will be closed from Wednesday, May 20, 2009 through Monday, May 25, 2009. The School will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2009....
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L&W Students Visit 69th Regiment

Leake and Watts Executive Director, Alan Mucatel (far right), and Biondi Elementary students, (left to right) Victor Inoa and Uridalis Martinez, present Corporal Nicholas Sbano and the 69th Regiment Thank You letters for their courage and service to the country....
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MSMA's Night To Remember

Mount Saint Michael Academy has a night to remember with keynote address by NFL Hall of Famer Artie Donovan ’43 and NY songs by funeral director turned singer, Pat Farenga ‘48....
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MSMA's Ivy League Graduates

Mount St. Michael Academy Honors all of our 2009 graduates, with special recognition to Caraun Reid and Andrew Boryga for their successful admissions to Princeton University and Cornell University, respectively!...
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The Negligence Of The School Construction Authority

You should know that there is nothing more important for our future than our children.
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A Call To Men

The DYCD Fatherhood Initiative, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., invite you to our second symposium addressing manhood and masculinity with the internationally recognized organization A Call To Men.
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Dozens Of Youth In Care Will Gain Work Experience & Ongoing Employment Support

In an effort to provide New York City youth in foster care with greater career readiness, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) today announced that it has expanded its partnership with the Workplace Center at Columbia University to provide real work experiences and career readiness preparation for youth in foster care. Under the expanded partnership, approximately 200 young people in care will have access to career resources and employment opportunities.
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Registration Now Open For Camp Junior

The Fresh Air Fund has announced registration is open for Bronx children to apply to attend CAMP JUNIOR, a new camp in Harriman State Park. In memory of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, 15-year-old victim of gang violence, The Fresh Air Fund in partnership with New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, and the Bronx Borough President will welcome children from Bronx to Camp Junior for Summer 2019.
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Nearly 50 Low-Income NYC Parents Have Earned Certificates Allowing Them To Work In Early Head Start Programs

Today, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) announced that nearly 50 parents of children enrolled in ACS Head Start have earned their Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate through a program launched by the City in 2016, allowing them to work with children in the EarlyLearn Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
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Two Lehman College Choruses Now Accepting New Members

Here is some good news for aspiring and seasoned vocalists alike: two Lehman College choruses are accepting new members for the spring semester.
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Four Years Later: HBCU Advocacy In New York

In December 2014, I finished the first half of my undergraduate freshmen. I was studying African and African American Studies at Claflin University.
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Lehman English Professor Siraj Ahmed To Receive Prestigious MLA Award

Lehman College English professor Siraj Ahmed is the recipient of the Modern Language Association of America’s 26th annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for his book “The Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities.”
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & AT&T Host Annual Chess Challenge

Earlier today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., AT&T and Chess in the Schools co-hosted the Bronx Borough President’s Annual Chess Challenge at the Bronx County Building’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall.
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Five Ways To Protect Your Private Information Online

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today shared five ways for taxpayers to protect their private information online.

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Kiran Alvi

is working towards her M.S. degree at Columbia’s Journalism School with a specialization in digital media, covering the neighborhood of East Tremont. Kiran has previously worked for Nile TV in Cairo, Patch.com in West Hollywood and Redondo Beach, and Annenberg TV News and NeonTommy.org in Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2011 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Middle East studies.