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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.”

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Lindsay Minerva

is a multimedia journalist. She is also a digital media student at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. In 2009, she graduated as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work experiences includes positions in politics, public relations, and law.