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At Bronx Education Summit, Criticism Of Mayoral Control And Department

The mayor and the Department of Education were under attack on October 15, 2011at the first educational summit in Bronx.

Tyra Surprises 400 Bronx Students

Former supermodel Tyra Banks paid a surprise visit to some 400 screaming, crying teens at the High School for Teaching and Professions, where she also promoted her new book, Modelland....
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Homeless Youth's Educational Barriers

Today the New York City Council’s Committees on General Welfare, Education and Youth Services held a joint hearing to examine educational barriers that homeless students enrolled in New York City public schools face....
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Help For Low-Income Middle School Students

Benedit Medina, a shy but determined 11-year-old student in the Bronx, wants to be a detective when she grows up, just like the ones she sees on the crime television show “C.S.I.” To help achieve her dream, the sixth grade student at M.S. 80 on Mosholu Parkway in Norwood hopes to attend the Bronx High School of Science, one of New York City’s top high schools....
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GED Classes Offered

What is your goal - college or better career by 2012? It is possible. Get your GED in as little as three months!...
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Bronx Students Celebrate Worldwide Day Of Play

West Bronx Academy for the Future, Belmont Preparatory High School and Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology students celebrated Worldwide Day of Play with the swimming tournament supported by Mr. Wilper Morales, principal of the West Bronx Academy for The Future....
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Mother Cabrini HS Gets $1Million

Mother Cabrini High School, in Upper Manhattan, announced a restricted use gift of $1 million from an anonymous donor. The donation is unprecedented in the school’s 112-year history and is earmarked for capital improvements and capacity building....
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The Bronx Documentary Center Needs Interns

The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is seeking individuals for unpaid internships lasting from three to six months. ...
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Affordable Technology Finally Available To Bronx Residents

On August 10, 2011, Per Scholas opened a retail store at its flagship Bronx facility making affordable electronics a reality for Bronx residents and families throughout the five boroughs....
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Bronx Principal Fired Over Writings On Race

The principal of a Catholic elementary school in Bronx has been fired because of his writings on race and white supremacy, the Archdiocese of New York said earlier today....
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Bronx Students Celebrated The End Of The School Year With The Water Skills Presentation

West Bronx Academy for the Future and Belmont Preparatory High School students celebrated the end of the school year with the Water Skills Presentation. Thirteen middle school students and seven high school students presented a wide variety of the water skills including different floats, glides, finning, dives, etc....
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P.S.36 And The Bronx Dance Theater Performance

P.S. 36, located at 1070 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY and The Bronx Dance Theater had an End of the Year Dance Celebration last night. ...
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Victoria Friedrich Honored As Claes Nobel Educator

Teacher Victoria Friedrich of Bronx High School of Science in Bronx, NY was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of distinction by The National Seociety if Hight School Scholars (NSHSS)....
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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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“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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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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$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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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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Neal Tepel

is a retiree and former member of AFSCME District Council 1707, AFM, CSA, OSA, and UFT. He continues to be an activist for worker rights.