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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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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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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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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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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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Barbara Akowuah is a native New Yorker and aspiring Journalist and Entrepreneur. Barbara was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and has also resided in Queens, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. Barbara has a B.A. in History from the City University of New York-Queens College. Among other things Barbara is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and has written numerous articles for various publications. In her spare time she enjoys, writing, music, and sports.