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Tuckahoe High School Students Participate In 'Big Bronx' Debate

The Tuckahoe High School Debate Team competed in multiple categories in the 43rd annual installment of the New York City Invitational sponsored by the Bronx High School of Science earlier this semester.
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Malala Yousafzai Honored At St. Raymond Academy

Students at St. Raymond Academy, an all-girl school in Bronx, honored a young Pakistani girl for her role in fighting for equal educational rights for women....
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Hyundai Supports Math In Bronx

Hyundai Motor America has awarded a grant to support the expansion of the Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math program from MIND Research at six public schools in Bronx....
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Testing Mom Announces 1st Annual Testing Week For NYC Parents

Free Seminars will help parents around New York City to effectively navigate the gifted and talented testing and private school admissions process. ...
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Hyde Leadership Charter School Celebrates Its 1st High School Graduating Class

Innovative family-based character education model helps class of 2013 achieve 95% college acceptance rate....
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Bronx High School Of Science Principal To Retire

The embattled principal of Bronx High school of Science is stepping down. The city’s Department of Education says Valerie Reidy is retiring and had planned to do so before this current school year....
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Help 15 Kids From Bronx

Help fifteen high school students from Bronx and five dedicated teachers to have a Summer of learning that could change their lives - and change the way kids learn all across America....
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The Learning Tree School - 8th Grade Trip To India

The Learning Tree Cultural Preparatory School (“TLT”) is a private school located in New York City. TLT has been serving children in surrounding communities for more than thirty years, providing an excellent learning experience from early childhood through eighth grade....
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Guns N' Roses Guitarist Ron Thal Jams With Bronx Students

On Wednesday, Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal partnered with Gibson and the Little Kids Rock music program to deliver free guitars and jam with students at Mott Hall Community School in Bronx....
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Bronx Students' Math App Wins Contest

Sixth-graders from the Bronx Academy of Promise are getting recognition for designing an app that helps teach math....
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Jon Favreau & E.L. Doctorow At Bronx Science Gala

What do eight Nobel Prize winners, five Pulitzer Prize winners, Academy Award and Emmy winners and my husband, Joseph Leon (‘46) — at one time director of the Electron Microscope Laboratory at Columbia University — have in common?...
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Guardians Of Rescue & Urban Animal Alliance To Visit P.S. 85

Guardians of Rescue and The Urban Animal Alliance, two organizations committed to helping animals, have teamed up to give the students at Public School 85 in Bronx a presentation on compassion. The two groups will join teachers in carrying out the “Circle of Compassion” presentation, in an effort to help children learn more about having compassion for animals. The presentation will be held at the school on April 30, 2013, at 9:00 a.m....
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Bronx High School’s Holocaust Museum

For Eric Stern, the Holocaust Leadership Class at the Bronx High School of Science was “probably the most formative experience I’ve had to date.” Stern spoke this past Friday at a reopening ceremony of the Holocaust Museum and Study center at the high school....
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Kids Comic Con Returns To BCC

Returning to the campus of the Bronx Community College, the seventh annual Kids Comic Con (KCC) will kick off on May 11, 2013 with more than 30 exhibitors, including Viz Media, Papercutz, Archie Comics, Jim Henson/Sesame Street and Scholastic Book Fairs, in addition to a slate of panels, film screenings and hands-on workshops on creating comics....
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Bronx Principal Appears In Gangster Movie

A new controversy is brewing at a Bronx elementary school over a violent low-budget movie....
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UPS Empowers The Developmentally Disabled To Discover Their Inner Artist

25 developmentally disabled individuals have taken up their paint brushes and discovered their "inner artist." They participate in a monthly arts skills program run by Unique People Services (UPS) held at the Bright Harp Residence in Jamaica, Queens....
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Girl Scouts & Sigma Gamma Rho Help Girls Imagine Engineering Careers

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will join forces with Sigma Gamma Rho, one of the nation's largest African American sororities, to help build awareness of career possibilities in science, technology, and engineering among girls and parents in the African American community....
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Bronx Principal Gets Bad Rap Over Sexy Videos

Many workers have hobbies that they pursue in their off-hours, but if their side passions are at odds with their day job, they can find themselves in big trouble. Case in point: Emmanuel Polanco, a Bronx junior high school principal who appears in videos as a rapper called "El Siki."...
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Icahn Charter Schools Open To 2014 Applicants

As of Friday, February 1, 2013 – Wednesday, April 3, 2013 we will be accepting applications for students entering Kindergarten – 8th grade in September 2013....
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Make Education In NYC A Priority

The current bus strike hurts kids. Serious negotiations could have avoided this debacle. It is a tragedy to use kids as pawns in an adult battle which could have been settled at the negotiating table. Surely, the Mayor needs to balance the budget but not on the backs of defenseless kids....
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Radio City Music Hall Holds Talent Show For Bronx kids

Dozens of children from Bronx will have the chance of a lifetime to perform at Radio City Music Hall.

Bronx School Hopes Flight Simulators Help Students' Interest in Science and Math Take Off

A 12-year-old is flying over the coast of Long Island while sitting in a Bronx classroom.

Children's Literacy Program Comes To St. Barnabas Hospital

You have heard the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," well now doctors in the Bronx hope a book a visit will encourage pediatric patients to keep reading.

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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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.

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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Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy is a freelance writer and graduate student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She reports in the Morrisania and Claremont sections of the Bronx.