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Closing the gap between health and education in a Morrisania public school

P.S. 140 on Eagle Avenue is a pilot for a new Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative launched last month by the national health advocacy group, the Children’s Health Fund.

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Bangladeshi families prep for controversial specialized high school exam

Parkchester middle school children prep for the upcoming specialized high school exam at the private Khan’s Tutorial, even as the test’s future is up in the air.

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Cirque du Bronx

The likes of Cirque du Soleil is bringing so-called social circus to the Bronx, a chance to learn the art and athletic precision of circus acts, and possibly get a job down the road.

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Protestors hold their sign at the Don't Stop Possible education rally on Foley Square Oct. 2

Bronx charter students and parents rally in Manhattan against failing public schools

Bronx charter school parents, teachers and students joined Manhattan pro-charter rally Oct. 2 calling for “Great Schools.” Public school parents greeted protesters with accusations that the rally’s funders were hedge fund tycoons.

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Why are So Many Highbridge Students Unprepared for College?

Only 13 percent of the neighborhood’s high school students are ready to go to college when they graduate.

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From Weeds to a Healthy Harvest at Fordham

A student transformed abandoned land at Fordham University into an on-campus farm, offering fresh organic vegetables to both Fordham students and residents in the Bronx.

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Raising The Age: One Step Towards Fixing The Juvenile Criminal System

A campaign aimed at helping young offenders may be reaching a critical turning point

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Fordham’s “Notorious PhD” Turns his Attention to the Perils of Standardized Tests

Professor Naison believes the high rates of obesity among Bronx children may be caused in part by school policies that emphasize test prep over physical activity.

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