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WYSK: CHARLES BARRON IS RIGHT: OUR CHILDREN CAN’T TAKE 3 MORE YEARS OF FAILURE

WYSK: CHARLES BARRON IS RIGHT: OUR CHILDREN CAN’T TAKE 3 MORE YEARS OF FAILURE

CHARLES BARRON IS RIGHT: OUR CHILDREN CAN’T TAKE 3 MORE YEARS OF FAILURE You should know that in 2002, when I was elected to the New York City Council, I was one of the first Councilmembers to work to support […]

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State Assembly Passes Three-Year Mayoral Control Extension

Late Tuesday evening, the New York State Assembly passed a three-year extension of mayoral control for New York City. In response, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “With today’s passage of a three-year extension of mayoral control, the Assembly has validated […]

by · May 18, 2016 · Education, Education News, News
Op_Ed: FOIL Requests Foiled By DOE

Op_Ed: FOIL Requests Foiled By DOE

FOIL Requests Foiled By DOE By Shamona Kirkland Right now, New York City’s public school parents have no way of knowing that our children are safe at school. In fact, we have good reason to believe they are not: in […]

by · April 5, 2016 · Education News, Op Ed
Bronx Parents Join NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Demand Fair Funding for Public Charter Schools

Bronx Parents Join NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Demand Fair Funding for Public Charter Schools

As District Spending Climbs and Charter School Funding is Left Frozen, Bronx Parents Ask Albany to Fund Every Public School Child Equally   High Academic Achievement in Bronx Charter Schools Imperiled by Frozen Funding   BRONX, NY — The Hispanic […]

by · March 27, 2016 · Education News
Op-Ed: Bronx Families Deserve More Choice in Schools

Op-Ed: Bronx Families Deserve More Choice in Schools

Bronx Families Deserve More Choice in Schools By Rossileny Linarez and Shalamar & Kashay Ward   Like a lot of parents in the Bronx, we worry about the quality of the schools in our neighborhoods and we wish we had […]

by · March 27, 2016 · Education News, Op Ed
Dr. Betty Rosa, Chancellor-elect of the NYS Bd of Regents.

Former Bronx Superintendent Dr. Betty Rosa Elected Chancellor, NYS Board of Regents

Former Bronx superintendent, Dr. Betty Rosa was elected as Chancellor of the Board of Regents yesterday. Andrew Brown was elected Vice Chancellor of the Board of Regents.   In a statement, Speaker Carl E. Heastie said that the two regents […]

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WYSK: Our Black and Hispanic Children Remain Left Behind by NYC’s “Ivy League” SHSAT Schools

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Our Black and Hispanic Children Remain Left Behind by NYC’s “Ivy League” High Schools You should know that our Black and Hispanic children have little or no opportunity to be accepted […]

SCHOLARSHIPS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS IN NEW YORK

SCHOLARSHIPS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS IN NEW YORK

NEW ROUND OF SCHOLARSHIPS TO ENCOURAGE TOP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS IN NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Incentive Program application is now available for high […]

SUNY Maritime College Ranked Among Top Colleges

SUNY Maritime College Ranked Among Top Colleges

The influential education-research company Princeton Review, just published its 2016 annual college handbook and ranked the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyer, among the top 10 schools in the nation for career placement after graduation. Studies show the number one worry […]

Mr. G Day In The Bronx 2016

Mr. G Day In The Bronx 2016

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined Principal Jasmine Gonzalez, as well as the students and faculty at P.S. 65—Mother Hale Academy, to declare it “Mr. G Day in The Bronx.” The legendary weatherman and […]

SBHS Festival Youth Choir at The Vatican
(courtesy of Saint Barnabas High School)

Saint Barnabas High School Students Return from Vatican – Mass with Pope Francis

Saint Barnabas High School students are back from their performance at the Vatican in Rome. Bronx, NY — After a seven day whirlwind adventure, Saint Barnabas High School students have returned from their invitation to sing at a special Vatican […]

Suzanne McCabe (left), Scholastic Editor-at-Large and host of the new podcast, "Scholastic Reads," chats with Scholastic Editor, Cheryl Klein (right), about her harrowing experiences trying to keep the "Harry Potter" manuscripts top secret. "Scholastic Reads" is a new biweekly podcast all about children's books and the joy and power of reading, featuring in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes stories from the world of children's publishing. Listen now: http://www.scholastic.com/scholasticreads (Credit: Scholastic) (PRNewsFoto/Scholastic Inc.)

New Podcast Series, “Scholastic Reads,” Launched on Monday, 12/14

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “Scholastic Reads,” a new podcast about children’s books and the joy and power of reading launches today with a behind-the-scenes look at the Harry Potter series as told by Cheryl Klein, the continuity […]

by · December 14, 2015 · Education News, Youth and Children
Tony and his Mother, Sharon, enjoy a day at Coney Island, compliments of The Center for Family Support as part of ‘staycation’ package they provided for them this summer.

Center for Family Support Fundraising Drive To Assist A South Bronx Youngster

South Bronx Youth Needs Educational Supports to Succeed Bronx, NY  –  Tony J is a handsome, kind young man with intellectual disabilities, who lives with his mother, Sharon, in the South Bronx.  The Center for Family Support (CFS) has supported […]

by · December 14, 2015 · Education News, Youth and Children
Lady Tigers in Need of Donor Support

Lady Tigers in Need of Donor Support

Lady Tigers in Need of Donor Support by Koi Germany, Jr.     The Lady Tigers need your help! Short of the goal for their annual athletic retreat to Florida State University, the softball team is now calling upon Bronxites […]

Congressman Engel Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Higher Education Act

Congressman Engel Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Higher Education Act

Congressman Eliot L. Engel showed his support for young Americans and their families nationwide by co-sponsoring H. Res. 505, a resolution commemorating the Higher Education Act’s 50th anniversary. The resolution also calls for an immediate re-authorization of the act with […]