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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.

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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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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“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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