Education News

Hudson Guild Offers Free Summer Prep for High School Admissions Test

Free assistance for students studying for the city’s specialized high schools admissions test  (SHSAT) will be available this summer from the Manhattan-based community center, Hudson Guild. The Guild’s test prep camp runs from July 13th to August 7th every weekday […]

Education Transformation Act of 2015

Education Transformation Act of 2015

Budget Includes Landmark Education Reforms  New York’s education system is set to implement some of its most dramatic and fundamental reforms in years through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Education Transformation Act. “When it comes to education, the budget we approved will […]

by · April 2, 2015 · Education News, Government, News
Monroe College hosts Female Empowerment Event

Monroe College hosts Female Empowerment Event

Sade Baderinwa of WABC-TV delivers keynote On Thursday, March 26, Monroe College held Inspire to Aspire, its third annual female empowerment event for more than 300 high school girls in the Mintz Auditorium on the college’s Bronx campus.  The girls were […]

Sen. Diaz: Real Opportunities for Black and Hispanic Students 

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Real Opportunities for Black and Hispanic Students  You should know that charter schools are creating real opportunities for Black and Hispanic students throughout the five boroughs of New York City […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Education News, Government, Op Ed
Group Challenging Standardized Testing Comes To Lehman College, Wednesday

Group Challenging Standardized Testing Comes To Lehman College, Wednesday

ChangetheStakes.org, a citywide grassroots organization, is one of the groups helping to promote an important discussion on high stakes testing, the Common Core curriculum and teacher evaluations this Wednesday at Lehman College in the Bronx. Bronx parents, educators, and community […]

Mayor de Blasio with school children

Lew’s Views: An IEP is Needed for Our Failing Schools

  Currently, Mayor Bill de Blasio and NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo are divided on the issue of basing a teacher’s evaluation on standardized testing scores. During the State of the State address, Governor Cuomo proposed various educational reforms involving […]

by · March 29, 2015 · Education News, Op Ed
Parents, Clergy Urge Lawmakers to Take Action of Education Reforms

Parents, Clergy Urge Lawmakers to Take Action of Education Reforms

Albany NY – More than a dozen parents and members of clergy traveled to the New York State Capitol building in Albany on Wednesday afternoon to urge the passage of bold, structural education reforms to fix statewide failing schools. With nearly 800,000 […]

by · March 25, 2015 · Education News, Government
Culturally Competent Care in Community Health

Culturally Competent Care in Community Health

A Bronx resident, student and single mother, Angelita Cordova-Hayes, recently spent a week providing medical assistance and health education to the Fonfrede community in Haiti. Her trip, which took place from February 17 through February 24, was part of Monroe […]

De Blasio Proposes CompStat for School Crisis, Parent Decries Use of NYPD Method

De Blasio Proposes CompStat for School Crisis, Parent Decries Use of NYPD Method

(New York, NY) At Richmond Hill High School on Thursday, Mayor de Blasio said that his Renewal Schools program would borrow from the NYPD’s crime reporting tool, CompStat, in an effort to turn failing schools around. “We’re going to hold every one of […]

by · March 20, 2015 · Education News
SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES 50 NEW UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS TO OPEN IN THE BRONX – MORE THAN 2,600 NEW SEATS ADDED, OVER 1,000 SEATS CONVERTED TO FULL DAY INSTRUCTION

SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES 50 NEW UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS TO OPEN IN THE BRONX – MORE THAN 2,600 NEW SEATS ADDED, OVER 1,000 SEATS CONVERTED TO FULL DAY INSTRUCTION

661 New UPK Seats in Hunts Point, Soundview, Castle Hill, Country Club and Throggs Neck; 470 in Riverdale/Kingsbridge; 535 in Woodlawn, Pelham Parkway, Morris Park and City Island Klein Urges Bronx Families With Eligible Young Children to Register Ahead of […]

by · March 18, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Education News
PARENTS CALL ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO VISIT SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

PARENTS CALL ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO VISIT SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Real Answers to City’s Failing Schools Crisis Found in 46 High-Performing, High-Poverty District and Charter Schools–Not $150M “Renewal Schools” Gamble New York, NY – On Tuesday morning, Families for Excellent Schools called for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña to […]

Parents, Pols Rally for Education Tax Credit

Parents, Pols Rally for Education Tax Credit

  (Bronx, NY) One morning earlier this month after another snowstorm pelted the city, cheering parents and students filled the wooden gymnasium at St. Athanasius School in the Longwood section of the Bronx.  Joined by area politicians and community leaders, […]

by · March 15, 2015 · Education News, Government
State Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson  and  Andrea Stewart-Cousins Salute  Rockland County Regent  Judith Johnson and the other women of the State Board of Regents.

Women’s History Month Salute: NYS Board of Regents

(Albany, NY) Bronx-Westchester Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins recently saluted the women of the New York State Board of  Regents.

by · March 13, 2015 · Education News, Government
ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER: ASSEMBLY’S ‘FAMILIES FIRST’ BUDGET PROPOSAL WILL HELP THE BRONX AND NEW YORK CITY

ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER: ASSEMBLY’S ‘FAMILIES FIRST’ BUDGET PROPOSAL WILL HELP THE BRONX AND NEW YORK CITY

BRONX, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) announced the introduction of the New York State Assembly’s “Families First” state budget proposal. The measure is expected to increase funding for education, expand access to affordable housing, create jobs and […]

Judge Rules For Bronx Mom In Teacher Tenure Suit

Judge Rules For Bronx Mom In Teacher Tenure Suit

SI Judge Denies Teachers Union’s Motion To Dismiss Davids v. New York  (Bronx, NY) Opponents of New York State’s teacher tenure laws won a small but important victory when a Staten Island judge allowed Davids v. New York, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality […]

by · March 13, 2015 · Education News