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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Slams Senate GOP On Mayoral Control, Sales Taxes

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Slams Senate GOP On Mayoral Control, Sales Taxes

“The Assembly acted responsibly by extending mayoral control for New York City schools as well providing the certainty that our local governments so desperately need in order to function properly. Unfortunately, the Senate Republicans did not.”

by · June 22, 2017 · Education, Government, News
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STATEMENT FROM SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JOHN J. FLANAGAN

This evening in anticipation of the State Legislature adjourning its 2017 legislative session without extending mayoral control of city schools, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan released the following statement: We would have preferred to have tied everything up with a […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Education, Government, News
Rudy Blanco: DreamYard Prep Teacher is leading a digital revolution in the Bronx

Rudy Blanco: DreamYard Prep Teacher is leading a digital revolution in the Bronx

MEET HONORED’S JUNE 2017 NATIONAL HONOREE, RUDY BLANCO! DreamYard Prep Teacher is leading a digital revolution in the Bronx Washington, D.C. –  A bold and inspiring high school digital learning teacher from the Bronx is Honored’s June 2017 national Honoree. […]

The English Classical School, Boston, MA.  Credit: Intellectual Takeout

First Public High School: English Classical School

Thursday, May 25 — The first public high school in the U.S. was organized this month in 1820. The English Classical School opened in 1821 with 101 male students in Boston, which also was the seat for America’s first high school […]

First Lady Chirlane McCray formally releases her baby book “Love Is/El Amor Es.” The First Lady and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery visit three city libraries to greet New Yorkers and read the new book aloud to young children and babies.  Brooklyn Central Library.  Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

Opinion: Pulling Strings By Elites Isn’t Fair

By Patricia Huertas   When my oldest son, William, was entering first grade, I entered him in a lottery for one of New York City’s high performing public charter schools. I signed William up for a public charter school because […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Education, Op Ed
Opinion: Bronx Kids Need Access to Quality Charters and G&T Programs

Opinion: Bronx Kids Need Access to Quality Charters and G&T Programs

By Leah Binyamin   Whenever I talk to my friends and neighbors about all the change that’s come to the Bronx, I notice a few common refrains. Everyone I know in my home borough is thrilled to see major revitalization […]

by · February 6, 2017 · Education, Op Ed
MLK Open House with Council Member Andy King, NYPD, and Youth

MLK Open House with Council Member Andy King, NYPD, and Youth

NYC Council Member Andy King (12th C.D.) hosted an Open House at his District Office on East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, today to celebrate the birthday and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students from Faith Christian […]

FREE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION IN THE HEALTH FIELD

FREE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION IN THE HEALTH FIELD

by · January 19, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Education

OPEN LETTER TO THE MAYOR, EVA MOSKOWITZ CALLS FOR CITY TO USE UNDER-UTILIZED BUILDINGS FOR SUCCESS ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOLS

IN OPEN LETTER TO THE MAYOR, EVA MOSKOWITZ CALLS FOR CITY TO USE UNDER-UTILIZED BUILDINGS FOR SUCCESS ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOLS City has only 13 working days left to make a proposal that could be approved in January New York, NY […]

by · November 19, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Education
OPINION: Bronx Parent Says Mayor de Blasio Is Wrong On Schools

OPINION: Bronx Parent Says Mayor de Blasio Is Wrong On Schools

By Sharita Moore-Willis  Recently, Mayor Bill de Blasio went in front of the Association for a Better New York and told the crowd that he doesn’t “accept the notion of the good school and the bad school” in New York […]

by · October 25, 2016 · Education, Op Ed
WYSK: If Charter Schools Help Our Black and Hispanic Children, Why Are Our Black and Hispanic Elected Officials Opposed to Them?

WYSK: If Charter Schools Help Our Black and Hispanic Children, Why Are Our Black and Hispanic Elected Officials Opposed to Them?

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW  If Charter Schools Help Our Black and Hispanic Children, Why Are Our Black and Hispanic Elected Officials Opposed to Them? Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz You should know that charter schools are a blessing to help our […]

OP-ED: The Level 1 Crisis — Families Need Path Out Of Failing Schools

OP-ED: The Level 1 Crisis — Families Need Path Out Of Failing Schools

 One third of all kids taking state tests in NYC are scoring at Level 1 As a parent in New York City, I know that some schools here are failing. I’ve seen it first hand. But I also look at […]

by · June 22, 2016 · Education, Government, Op Ed
BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ FILLS PANEL FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICY VACANCY

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ FILLS PANEL FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICY VACANCY

BP Diaz appointed Geneal Chacon as the borough’s representative to the Panel for Educational Policy, which holds approval power over the actions of the City Department of Education.

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
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Klein, Dinowitz, IDC Secure $2 Million Diversity Fund for City Specialized High Schools

Proposal receives wave of support from diversity initiatives, alumni groups   Albany, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), State Senator Tony Avella (D-Queens), Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley (D-Brooklyn) announced that the Independent Democratic Conference […]

by · April 12, 2016 · Education, Government