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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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Rally To Keep School Open

A Roman Catholic school in South Bronx that has been in operation for more than 100 years could close come 2013....
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Bronx Student Earns Degree

Northwestern State University of Louisiana at Natchitoches, LA awarded degrees to 849 students Friday at Fall Commencement Exercises in Prather Coliseum....
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Program Teaches Bronx Youth About Art & Entrepreneurship

“Gays love it,” she says. She has connected with a network of artists that push her to experiment, she has participated in two art shows and she has already sold five paintings — for $150 in total....
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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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Diane A. Thompson, MD, MS

is a physician and radio host of Health Talk with Dr. Diane, MD at blogtalkradio.com/drdianethompson. She has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years, first as a registered nurse, then as a nurse practitioner, and now as a physician. She is an author, a health and empowerment speaker, a wellness coach, an esthetic specialist, and holds a certificate in sports nutrition. Dr. Diane, MD may be contacted at DrDianeThompson.com , via social media at facebook.com/DrDianeAThompson or via e-mail at Dr.DianeThompson@gmail.com.