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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.

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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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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Bronx Aerospace High School Gets New Professional Flight Simulator

Students are taking flight at a Bronx school.
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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Billy Wharton

is the editor of The Socialist and the Socialist WebZine. His articles have recently appeared in the Washington Post, Monthly Review Webzine, Dissident Voice, The Indypendent, Common Dreams and Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal. Billy lives in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.