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Bronx School Wins Grant From "Glee"

"Glee" is helping schools across the country by donating $1 million to improve music programs. One school in our area was a lucky recipient of $50,000.

 

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Swizz Beatz Donates $50K To School

Bronx Charter School for the Arts received a special surprise from Grammy-winning producer Swizz Beatz....
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Global Partnership Schools Help Bronx

Global Partnership Schools (GPS) announced today its will provide small group, technology based supplemental educational services (SES) to Bronx public schools for the first time to eligible students in grades K to 8. GPS is an international firm which operates schools around the world....
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Swizz Beatz Named Chair of Bronx Charter School

Singer Alicia Key's Husband Producer Swizz Beatz has been named Chair for the Bronx Charter School for the Arts in New York City. The first "Bronx Arts Recgonize" event was held Wednesday night at Avenue to honor Beatz along with four other Bronx Arts supporters....
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Taking Advil To Schools

These days, a village is not enough to raise a child. Multinational corporations have had to step in....
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Bronx’s Own Project Runway

For the last three years, Ross has taught these professional modeling skills to gay, lesbian and transgender youth in the only class of its kind in New York City....
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Bronx Teacher Awarded Kappa Delta Pi Grant

Srecko Mavrek, a 7-year swimming/PE teacher (Grades 6-12) at Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus, has been awarded a Classroom Teacher Grant from Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana....
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Prestigious Social Work Award

Lehman College alumnus Nelson Torres (B.A., ’98; M.S.W., ’08) has won an Emerging Leadership Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for his work with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual (LBGT) community of Bronx....
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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....
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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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Nearly 50 Low-Income NYC Parents Have Earned Certificates Allowing Them To Work In Early Head Start Programs

Today, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) announced that nearly 50 parents of children enrolled in ACS Head Start have earned their Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate through a program launched by the City in 2016, allowing them to work with children in the EarlyLearn Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
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Two Lehman College Choruses Now Accepting New Members

Here is some good news for aspiring and seasoned vocalists alike: two Lehman College choruses are accepting new members for the spring semester.
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Four Years Later: HBCU Advocacy In New York

In December 2014, I finished the first half of my undergraduate freshmen. I was studying African and African American Studies at Claflin University.
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Lehman English Professor Siraj Ahmed To Receive Prestigious MLA Award

Lehman College English professor Siraj Ahmed is the recipient of the Modern Language Association of America’s 26th annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for his book “The Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities.”
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & AT&T Host Annual Chess Challenge

Earlier today, 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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Five Ways To Protect Your Private Information Online

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today shared five ways for taxpayers to protect their private information online.
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BP Diaz Hosts “Fathers & Youth In Unity” Community Conversation

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx Fathers Taking Action co-hosted “Fathers & Youth in Unity,” a community conversation on a variety of issues surrounding fatherhood and youth in Bronx and across the five boroughs.
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Bronx Students To Speak With Astronaut Aboard Space Station

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, currently orbiting Earth as part of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, will answer questions from students at Bronx’s University Prep Charter High School at 11:05 a.m. EST Friday, November 16.
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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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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.