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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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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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