Archive | Education

A sign that says

Bronx Community College Hosts Kids Comic Con Sci-Fest

Dozens of families attended the annual Kids Comic Con event held at Bronx Community College Saturday—the first one held in-person since 2019. This year’s convention, named Sci-Fest, was focused on the relationship between comics, science and technology. The event was co-founded and organized by comic book writer Alex Simmons and Bronx Community College Director of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Arts, Bronx Life, Culture, Education, Education, Multimedia, Northwest Bronx0 Comments

Residents Voice Concerns Over Planned School and Housing Development

Bronx residents voiced concerns Tuesday, over a proposed development that would include a new school and apartment complex at the site of the former Church of the Visitation at the first in-person Community Board  8 meeting since the pandemic. Tishman Speyer, a real estate investment firm, purchased part of the former site of the Church […]

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Neighborhoods, Education, Housing0 Comments

Back-to-School Giveaway Helps Williamsbridge Families

Back-to-School Giveaway Helps Williamsbridge Families

Approximately 400 students in New York’s 36th district will start this school year with new supplies after The Office of State Senator Jamaal T. Bailey hosted a back-to-school giveaway on Saturday.  Children from preschool to high school received backpacks, drawstring bags, folders and writing utensils. Katian Henderson, a Bronx resident for over ten years whose […]

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, East Bronx, Education0 Comments

The Future of Gifted Education in the Bronx

A recommendation that Mayor Bill de Blasio phase out all New York City gifted programs has left the fate of gifted education in the Bronx uncertain. If implemented, the programs, which are comprised predominantly of black and Latino students, would come to an end.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, East Bronx, Education, Education, Featured, Front Page0 Comments

Mentors key to getting kids to school in the Bronx

One in three kids miss too much school in the South Bronx, and the rate climbs to one in two as students reach their senior year — a new mentorship program aims to reduce chronic absenteeism by paring caring adults, who check-in daily, with absent students.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Education, Morrisania, Southern Bronx0 Comments

Hurricane Maria Survivor to Paint Climate Change Mural with Local Students

Patricia Lewis, who was forced to flee Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, is teaching a workshop on the impacts of climate change at a Mott Haven highschool. She’ll be helping the students paint a mural depicting their reactions to what they learned.

Read the full story

Posted in Education, Featured, Southern Bronx0 Comments

New DOE Chancellor Cleans House, Replacing Two District Superintendents

Just days before schools opened, the Department of Education removed Superintendent Rafaela Espinal-Pacheco from her post in Crotona’s District 12.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Neighborhoods, Education, Featured, Southern Bronx2 Comments

Private Money Flows Into Schools for Computer Science Expansion

City officials announced $20 million in new private sector funding to bring computer science classes to every school in New York City by 2025.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Education, Southern Bronx0 Comments

Page 1 of 912345...Last »