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Bronx, Brooklyn Elementary Schools Receive $3 Million For New Books

Over a hundred of public elementary schools throughout Bronx and Brooklyn will receive $3 million to purchase new books, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Thursday.

 

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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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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Billy Wharton

is the editor of The Socialist and the Socialist WebZine. His articles have recently appeared in the Washington Post, Monthly Review Webzine, Dissident Voice, The Indypendent, Common Dreams and Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal. Billy lives in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.