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Teachers To Protest Eviction Of Students

Students, parents, teachers and concerned community members who are fighting a proposal by Mayor de Blasio’s Education Department to close their neighborhood school - and evict 300 students - will march in protest Thursday from the school through the nearby business district. More than half of the students are from the Dominican Republic.
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Ms. Wheelchair New York 2017 Visits Project DreamAIR

Ms. Wheelchair New York 2017 visited Project DreamAIR Saturday, teaching its members to overcome hardships and embrace challenge....
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James Monroe Cheerleaders Head To Nationals

A Bronx cheerleading team will be able to compete in nationals down in Florida this weekend thanks to help from their community....
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Parents Overwhelmed As NY Archdiocese Announces Closure Of Five Schools In Bronx & Manhattan

It was a difficult morning at Saint Ann's Catholic school, after students went home Monday with the crushing news that St. Ann's will close....
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NYC High School Students Are Planning To Walk Out Of Class Tuesday

In between physics and history on Monday afternoon, Hebh Jamal, a senior at the Beacon School, was tapping out text messages and tweets to her fellow student organizers. She fielded questions about when and where the next protest would happen, doled out tips for organizing fellow classmates, and shared words of advice about the consequences students could face....
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If A 6-Year-Old Can Help His City, Why Can't You?

Blake Ansari is only six-years-old, but he has already done something to make his city better....
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First LEGO League Qualifier Held In Bronx

Students from across New York City gathered in the Bronx Saturday for the FIRST LEGO League qualifier....
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United Federation Of Teachers' Bronx Parent Newsletter

Dear parents, grandparents and education activists,...
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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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Laguardia Community College Confers More Than 1,600 Associate’s Degrees At 46th Commencement Ceremony

More than 1,600* New Yorkers celebrated earning their associate’s degrees at LaGuardia Community College’s 46th Commencement Ceremony, held this morning at Barclays Center.
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Charter School To Open $20 Million Bronx Location

Harlem-based Neighborhood Charter School is opening a location in Bronx.
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Cultural & Academic Enrichment Programming Offers Bronx Students Valuable, Life-Changing Experiences & Opportunities

Senator Jeff Klein joined City Island P.S. 175 school administrators, teachers, parents and students for a 5th grade theater production of the “The Grunch,” a new children’s musical currently being performed in schools across the country. The young performers invited Senator Klein to attend the May 11th show, to thank him for bringing Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) enrichment programming to their school.
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Students Impacted By Hurricane Maria Reveal Why They Remained — And Left — Puerto Rico

In her free time, Lehman College junior Yarielid Torres, 20, likes to visit famous destinations in the borough like the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. She wanted to learn more about the area she currently calls home and attends school.
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New York State Is Failing Our Public Schools

I entered the New York City public school system this past September. Rather, my 5-year-old child, a proud, subway-riding New Yorker, entered kindergarten and we had to decide what schools to put on our wish list.
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BP Diaz Calls For Changes To Specialized High School Admissions

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is calling on the Panel for Educational Policy – the body which oversees New York City’s public school system – to use its power to change the admissions policies to five of the city’s specialized high schools to make the process more fair.
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Union Wins Victory In Legal Fight Over KIPP Charter School In South Bronx

A federal court dealt a blow Tuesday to the KIPP charter network in its legal fight with New York City’s teachers union over a KIPP school in South Bronx.
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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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Barbara Akowuah is a native New Yorker and aspiring Journalist and Entrepreneur. Barbara was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and has also resided in Queens, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. Barbara has a B.A. in History from the City University of New York-Queens College. Among other things Barbara is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and has written numerous articles for various publications. In her spare time she enjoys, writing, music, and sports.