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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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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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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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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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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 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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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....
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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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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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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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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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Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo's Son Is Escorted By Dozens Of Officers For His First Day Of School

The son of a slain NYPD cop got a special police escort for his first day at school as dozens of officers stood in for his father....
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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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Lulaine Compere

graduated from St. John's University in 2007. Since then he has been freelancing for different magazines and newspapers. He also has radio experience when he worked at WBAI (99.5) in New York. Some of the publications he has written for include the Norwood News, a community newspaper, The Bronx News Network, a community website, The Source Magazine, Urban Latino Magazine, Latin Trends Magazine, Financial Planning Magazine and On Wall Street Magazine to name a few.