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Barnard College To Admit Transgender Women

The New York Times reports that Barnard College will begin accepting transgender women, joining other women’s colleges that have created policies on admitting students who don’t identify with their birth sex. The New York Times: http://goo.gl/qWtj63

by · June 5, 2015 · Education News, Women
Three Bronx, Harlem Charter Schools Earn Top 10 Finishes at National Chess Competition

Three Bronx, Harlem Charter Schools Earn Top 10 Finishes at National Chess Competition

Students from Success Academy charter schools in the Bronx and Harlem captured three of the top 10 spots when 2,100 elementary school students from across the country faced off in the National Elementary Chess Championships in Nashville last weekend. In […]

by · May 19, 2015 · Education News
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

GOVERNOR CUOMO RALLIES FOR PARENTAL CHOICE IN EDUCATION ACT

On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo attended a rally supporting the Parental Choice in Education Act, which he introduced last week. The Act will provide $150 million in education tax credits annually that reach across a variety of aspects in the […]

by · May 18, 2015 · Education News
Fannie Lou Hamer HS Earns Gold “School of Opportunity” Award

Fannie Lou Hamer HS Earns Gold “School of Opportunity” Award

National Program Recognizing Outstanding and Equitable High Schools NEPC’s “Schools of Opportunity” Spotlights 17 Schools in New York and Colorado The National Education Policy Center (NEPC) at the University of Colorado announced today that 17 high schools in New York […]

by · May 10, 2015 · Education News
GOING FOR GOLD: PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN CITY SCHOOLS

GOING FOR GOLD: PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN CITY SCHOOLS

GOING FOR GOLD: PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN CITY SCHOOLS By New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer   One of the great Olympic champions of the modern age—track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee—once said that “playing sports is not about winning […]

DiNapoli Announces $500 College Savings Sweepstakes

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced this week, a $500 sweepstakes to help a lucky New Yorker plan ahead for college. Winnings from the sweepstakes will be put in a new or existing 529 College Savings Program Direct […]

Critic Pans DOE Move to Merge Failing Schools With Thriving Schools

Move Ignores Evidence of Smaller Schools’ Success and Threatens to Throw Neighborhoods in Turmoil New York, NY – After academic researchers last week again confirmed findings validating the academic benefits of creating smaller schools after shuttering failing ones, Families for Excellent Schools […]

by · May 3, 2015 · Education News
Tabrez Alam and his father, Md. Makidul Alam.

Parkchester Resident Earns Valedictorian Honors at Bronx Science, Now Headed to MIT

Bronx Science valedictorian will attend MIT in the Fall   Tabrez Alam, a resident of Parkchester and a Bangladeshi-American,  recently received word that he would be graduating as valedictorian at the fabled Bronx High School of Science with a GPA of […]

Maurice DuBois, WCBS-TV

AIM HIGH! Monroe College Hosts 6th Annual Male Empowerment Seminar

300 high school students Stand…. for epic impact! Inspired by keynotes from renowned author, educator, and TV commentator Dr. Steve Perry and special guest WCBS-TV news anchor Maurice Dubois, as well as remarks from achieving orange necktie-wearing freshmen from the […]

by · April 27, 2015 · Education News, Local News
SENATOR KLEIN HONORING PARENT LEADERS AT ANNUAL EDUCATORS BREAKFAST

SENATOR KLEIN HONORING PARENT LEADERS AT ANNUAL EDUCATORS BREAKFAST

On Friday morning, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will again celebrate the remarkable achievements and positive contributions of more than 50 parent leaders in the 34th Senate District. Senator Klein, joined by more than 150 education officials, local teachers and […]

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 […]