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Profile America: First Junior High School

Profile America: First Junior High School

Saturday, September 7th. Of the millions of students going to class in the new school year, many are attending junior high schools or middle schools. The first such school in the nation opened its doors on this date in 110 […]

by · September 7, 2019 · History, Profile America
WYSK: The Negligence of the School Construction Authority

WYSK: The Negligence of the School Construction Authority

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Councilman Rubén Díaz, Sr. The Negligence of the School Construction Authority You should know that there is nothing more important for our future than our children. You hear politicians, families, and every day people talk […]

BP Diaz Allots $10 Million for School

BP Diaz Allots $10 Million for School

With the new school year set to begin, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that his office has provided nearly $10 million in new capital funding to public schools in every corner of the borough. “Our public schools […]

by · September 4, 2018 · Education News, News
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O'Neill and School Chancellor Carmen Fariña hold a press conference on school safety at M.S. 88 in Brooklyn on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Where The Pols Are, September 7

Thursday, September 7 Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Washington, D.C. to meet with President Trump and other metropolitan area officials to discuss the Gateway Tunnel project, but has nothing public planned. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is visiting […]

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 […]

Op-Ed: DOE’s Special Ed Blunder

Op-Ed: DOE’s Special Ed Blunder

DOE’s Special Ed Blunder By Letitia James   Michael is a six-year old Autistic boy living in the Bronx with his mother Modisha. As a student with disabilities in New York City, Michael is supposed to have access to therapists […]

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 […]

Congressman Engel Introduces Legislation for National Day of Silence for LGBT Youth

Congressman Engel Introduces Legislation for National Day of Silence for LGBT Youth

Today and every year on April 17th, thousands of youth at various schools across the country and globally, will observe a day-long vow of silence in support of LGBT students. The event is organized by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight […]

Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

City schools to recognize Muslim Holidays (New York NY) In a morning announcement, Mayor de Blasio fulfilled a campaign promise by adding two Muslim Holidays — Eid al-Adha & Eid al-Fitr — to the New York City public schools calendar. This shift […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Cultures, Faith, Government, News, Religion
COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING ON THE PASSING OF FORMER DEPUTY CHANCELLOR KATHLEEN GRIMM

COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING ON THE PASSING OF FORMER DEPUTY CHANCELLOR KATHLEEN GRIMM

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Deputy Chancellor Kathleen Grimm. As a member of the City Council’s Education committee I valued Ms. Grimm’s perspective as a leader. She was always straightforward and held firmly to her convictions. […]

SENATOR DIAZ SR., LEADING BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND CLERGY STAND WITH PARENTS TO URGE ALBANY TO END FAILING SCHOOLS CRISIS

SENATOR DIAZ SR., LEADING BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND CLERGY STAND WITH PARENTS TO URGE ALBANY TO END FAILING SCHOOLS CRISIS

Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Assemblymen Marcos Crespo, Michael Blake, and Mark Gjonaj Call for More Excellent Schools in the Bronx 65,000 Bronx Children Trapped in Failing Schools BRONX, NY — A coalition of Bronx elected officials led by Senator Ruben Diaz […]