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Congressman Serrano Supports FIT Kids Act

After the October 2011 audit in New York, City Comptroller John Liu said that the city's Department of Education "is failing gym." His audit of 31 elementary schools found none complying with a requirement that they offer at least 120 minutes a week of physical education for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
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International Students & Americana Homestay Host Family Move

Four years ago, Americana Homestay Host family Elizabeth Quaranta and David Claudio, along with daughters Emily and Catherine Quaranta, purchased a home on November 8th 2008, on East 205th by Lisbon Place to continue to offer International foreign exchange students their dream of living the American life in NYC while participating with the American family in their day to day activities....
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Let’s Move In School By Swim-A-Thon

Last week the Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus (TREC) swimming team held its 3rd Annual Swim-A-Thon. Nine swimmers participated to raise money for the campus swim program....
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Bronx School Wins Grant From "Glee"

"Glee" is helping schools across the country by donating $1 million to improve music programs. One school in our area was a lucky recipient of $50,000....
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Swizz Beatz Donates $50K To School

Bronx Charter School for the Arts received a special surprise from Grammy-winning producer Swizz Beatz....
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Global Partnership Schools Help Bronx

Global Partnership Schools (GPS) announced today its will provide small group, technology based supplemental educational services (SES) to Bronx public schools for the first time to eligible students in grades K to 8. GPS is an international firm which operates schools around the world....
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Swizz Beatz Named Chair of Bronx Charter School

Singer Alicia Key's Husband Producer Swizz Beatz has been named Chair for the Bronx Charter School for the Arts in New York City. The first "Bronx Arts Recgonize" event was held Wednesday night at Avenue to honor Beatz along with four other Bronx Arts supporters....
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Taking Advil To Schools

These days, a village is not enough to raise a child. Multinational corporations have had to step in....
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Bronx’s Own Project Runway

For the last three years, Ross has taught these professional modeling skills to gay, lesbian and transgender youth in the only class of its kind in New York City....
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Bronx Teacher Awarded Kappa Delta Pi Grant

Srecko Mavrek, a 7-year swimming/PE teacher (Grades 6-12) at Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus, has been awarded a Classroom Teacher Grant from Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana....
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Prestigious Social Work Award

Lehman College alumnus Nelson Torres (B.A., ’98; M.S.W., ’08) has won an Emerging Leadership Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for his work with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual (LBGT) community of Bronx....
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At Bronx Education Summit, Criticism Of Mayoral Control And Department

The mayor and the Department of Education were under attack on October 15, 2011at the first educational summit in Bronx....
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Tyra Surprises 400 Bronx Students

Former supermodel Tyra Banks paid a surprise visit to some 400 screaming, crying teens at the High School for Teaching and Professions, where she also promoted her new book, Modelland....
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Homeless Youth's Educational Barriers

Today the New York City Council’s Committees on General Welfare, Education and Youth Services held a joint hearing to examine educational barriers that homeless students enrolled in New York City public schools face....
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Help For Low-Income Middle School Students

Benedit Medina, a shy but determined 11-year-old student in the Bronx, wants to be a detective when she grows up, just like the ones she sees on the crime television show “C.S.I.” To help achieve her dream, the sixth grade student at M.S. 80 on Mosholu Parkway in Norwood hopes to attend the Bronx High School of Science, one of New York City’s top high schools....
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GED Classes Offered

What is your goal - college or better career by 2012? It is possible. Get your GED in as little as three months!...
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Bronx Students Celebrate Worldwide Day Of Play

West Bronx Academy for the Future, Belmont Preparatory High School and Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology students celebrated Worldwide Day of Play with the swimming tournament supported by Mr. Wilper Morales, principal of the West Bronx Academy for The Future....
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Mother Cabrini HS Gets $1Million

Mother Cabrini High School, in Upper Manhattan, announced a restricted use gift of $1 million from an anonymous donor. The donation is unprecedented in the school’s 112-year history and is earmarked for capital improvements and capacity building....
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The Bronx Documentary Center Needs Interns

The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is seeking individuals for unpaid internships lasting from three to six months. ...
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Affordable Technology Finally Available To Bronx Residents

On August 10, 2011, Per Scholas opened a retail store at its flagship Bronx facility making affordable electronics a reality for Bronx residents and families throughout the five boroughs....
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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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Raymond J. Keating

Raymond J. Keating is the editor and publisher of the Keating Reports, which operates the Long Island Sentinel. He is a writer, commentator and economist, who wrote a column for Newsday for more than a decade, and is now a columnist with Long Island Business News and Dolan Media Company. The views expressed by Keating are strictly his own.