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Message From A "Failing" School On The Brink Of Closure

Behind #SAVE145 are students, parents, teachers, alum and supporters fighting to keep South Bronx public middle school CJHS 145 open.
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You Are Invited: WE Connect Mentor Session With Malla Haridat, Bronx

Malla Haridat is an entrepreneurship coach/strategist and Founder of Mom and Daughters Inc., and a trainer for youth business-builder programs....
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Students Bring Wall Street To West Farms School

A group of West Farms students is bringing the stock market from Wall Street to their Vyse Avenue school....
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Exploring The Role Of Engineering With Young Students In Bronx

During the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute winter break, a team of 13 engineering students from the Rensselaer Engineering Ambassadors program carved out time to visit 67 classrooms at the St. Raymond Academy schools located in Bronx, NY, for a full day of hands-on activities and presentations in engineering....
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Calvary Hospital Annual Bereavement Course To Be Offered March Through May 2017

Calvary Hospital announced that their 24th Annual Bereavement Course will take place on Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., from March 6 through May 8, 2017. ...
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Push To Boost Gifted Programs For Schools In Poor Brooklyn & Bronx Neighborhoods

Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of a new “Gifted & Talented Education Task Force” to study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well as the admissions process for the city's specialized high schools....
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American Red Cross' Lifeguarding Course

The course provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over....
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NYSSCPA To Provide Free College Advice To Bronx School

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) announced on Thursday that they will provide a free college planning seminar - presented via the Society's Get Money Smart campaign - on Jan. 21, for the students and parents of The Eagle Academy for Young Men in New York City....
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City Reports Improvement In Pre-K For All

The quality of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal pre-K program is on the rise, according to new data released by the city’s Department of Education. And starting Tuesday, parents will have access to individual “Pre-K Quality Snapshots” to help them choose the right program....
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SLC Alum Brings Free Classes To Bronx & Westchester Area

When Benjamin Lambright (MFA ’15) began tutoring children and teenagers, it was just his way of putting himself through graduate school. But when the growing need for more affordable and effective educational programming in the Bronx and Westchester area became apparent to him, Lambright started seeing beyond his bills. With that understanding, he created We Read Together, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that provides free classes and low cost tutoring....
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New Training Pathway For Immigrant New Yorkers To Enter Health Care Field

The New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) recently announced the launch of the Bilingual Medical Assistant Training Program which provides tailored training to immigrant New Yorkers with limited English proficiency....
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City Closing 5 More Of Its Renewal Schools, Including 3 In Bronx

The city plans to close five of New York's renewal schools by the end of the academic year — three in The Bronx and two in Brooklyn, according to the Department of Education....
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Gov. Cuomo's College Tuition Proposal

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Gov. Cuomo's College Tuition Proposal:...
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Upcoming Workshops & Events At Harlem Business Alliance

Please take a look at Harlem Business Alliance's upcoming workshops and events....
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BP Diaz & Hip-Hop Legend Fat Joe Deliver New Computers To P.S. 146

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with hip-hop superstar and Bronx native Fat Joe to announce the donation of new computers to the students at P.S. 146—Edward Collins, Fat Joe’s alma mater, in time for the holiday season. The donation was made in memory Fat Joe’s sister, Lisa Cartegena, who was also a graduate of the school....
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BP Diaz Co-Hosts Youth Chess Challenge With AT&T And Chess In The Schools

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., AT&T and Chess in the Schools co-hosted a youth chess tournament for Bronx students at the Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse....
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BP Diaz & Hip-Hop Legend Fat Joe Deliver New Computers To P.S. 146

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with hip-hop superstar and Bronx native Fat Joe to announce the donation of new computers to the students at P.S. 146—Edward Collins, Fat Joe’s alma mater, in time for the holiday season. The donation was made in memory Fat Joe’s sister, Lisa Cartegena, who was also a graduate of the school....
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Growing Up NYC Digital Platform Is One-Stop Hub For Parents & Caregivers To Access City Services, Programs & Events Available To Children & Families

Launched back in October by First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery, the Growing Up NYC digital platform's primary functions is to give parents and caregivers a rundown of constructive events happening in each borough based on their child’s age. The platform would be particularly helpful during winter recess when parents will be left with the task of finding fun and constructive ways to keep kids occupied....
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Bronx Borough President Diaz Hosts "Chess In The Schools" Tournament

On Tuesday, December 20, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will welcome over 200 students, grades 3-8, from Bronx public schools to the Andrew Freedman Home to compete in the Bronx Borough President’s Chess Challenge. ...
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Alhassan Susso Named In Top 50 Shortlist For $1M Global Teacher Prize 2017

Alhassan Susso, from the International Community High School in Bronx, has been included in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017....
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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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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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