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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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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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EZ Al is a Native American with African and German descent who hails from the Bronx. At an early age she developed a love for music, art, and photography. She has photographed films, videos, fashion and political events. She is inspired by and influenced by talented photographers of today and graffiti artist of yesterday. Her motto is to live life is to love life.