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Bronx Principal Fired Over Writings On Race

The principal of a Catholic elementary school in Bronx has been fired because of his writings on race and white supremacy, the Archdiocese of New York said earlier today.
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Bronx Students Celebrated The End Of The School Year With The Water Skills Presentation

West Bronx Academy for the Future and Belmont Preparatory High School students celebrated the end of the school year with the Water Skills Presentation. Thirteen middle school students and seven high school students presented a wide variety of the water skills including different floats, glides, finning, dives, etc....
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P.S.36 And The Bronx Dance Theater Performance

P.S. 36, located at 1070 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY and The Bronx Dance Theater had an End of the Year Dance Celebration last night. ...
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Victoria Friedrich Honored As Claes Nobel Educator

Teacher Victoria Friedrich of Bronx High School of Science in Bronx, NY was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of distinction by The National Seociety if Hight School Scholars (NSHSS)....
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Harlem SEALS' Bronx Summer Program

This summer, the Harlem SEALS have partnered with The Point Community Development Center, Play Pattern, LLC (Ronah Harris) and Art of Stepping (Jessica Marie Saul & Mauricio Pena) to pilot the program and approach....
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Our Saviour Lutheran Scholarship

Our Saviour Lutheran High School (OSL) is announcing two full-tuition scholarships for deserving students who are entering the ninth grade for the 2011-2012 school year....
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Financial Service Centers Of New York's 19th Conference

The Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) held its Eighteenth Annual Conference & Exposition on May 17, 2011, at which it announced its annual scholarship award winners....
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Rita Fields Honored By Former Student

During Commencement 2011 ceremonies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, will honor two special educators for the role they played in the lives of a Hobart and a William Smith student who will graduate on Sunday, May 15, 2011....
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Families To Receive Free Training & PCs

On Saturday, May 7th, 2011, The Parris Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization devoted to fostering awareness and providing access to resources for underserved youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, is pleased to partner with Per Scholas, the Bronx based non-profit, which provides computers and training to low income children and families at the lowest possible cost....
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New World High School Helps BBCC

Thanks to a collaboration with students at New World High School, the Bronx Bethany Community Corporation (BBCC) at 964 East 227th Street received $5000 from the Toskan Casale Foundation and Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPi) of Toronto, Canada recently....
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Developing Smart Ways To Succeed

Parents and teachers alike were in uproar last week over the New York State legislature's decision to cut $1.3 billion dollars in education spending....
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Where Are You Ms. Black?

According to an article in April 5th's edition of The New Times, Cathie Black -- the newly appointed NYC Schools Chancellor, largely has been sequestered from the public....
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Which Is Which?

Every time you think something can't possibly get worse, it does. Teachers are reviled on a daily basis by politicians in cities and states across the country as greedy, incompetent goof-offs in hot pursuit of fat salaries, excessive vacations, exorbitant perks and outsized pensions....
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Funding For Schools For The Disabled

Funding for the eleven schools serving the educational needs of 1,700 blind, deaf and severely physically disabled children was restored by the state legislature....
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Angela Donkor Of Bronx Honored By BC

Boston College student Angela Donkor, a Bronx resident who grew up on three different continents, has been awarded the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Boston College....
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Visually-Impaired Students To March

About 75 blind and visually impaired students ages 5-21 from The New York Institute for Special Education will march in protest of the proposed state budget cuts to schools for disabled students Friday, March 25th 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m, north side of Pelham Parkway from Williamsbridge Road to White Plains Road, Bronx....
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“Fresh” Is For Vegetables

There is a war of television commercials for and against the elimination of seniority as a factor in the firing of New York City teachers. In fact, there are so many commercials it's hard to keep track of them. But one does stick in my mind because of a parent in the commercial who speaks out against seniority. Specifically, she says that “we need fresh teachers in the classroom.” ...
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Bronx's Deaf & Blind Schools To March

On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf, Lavelle School for the Blind and the New York Institute for Special Education will march together....
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Open Letter: A Challenge To Ms. Black

In a reprint in The New York Times of an interview with Cathleen Black – a former publishing executive and NYC's new Schools Chancellor – Black was asked to compare the private sector to the public-school system....
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Tom Robbins Named CUNY J-School’s First Investigative Journalist In Residence

Tom Robbins, one of New York City’s premier investigative reporters who recently left the Village Voice, will be joining the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism as its first Investigative Journalist in Residence....
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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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Jasmeet Sidhu

is a New York-based writer and producer. She was previously a reporter for the Toronto Star in Canada, and a blogger for the Huffington Post. Jasmeet is currently a fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School.