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Drive-by Wi-Fi Coming to a Project Near You

The New York City Housing Authority hopes to help close the city’s digital divide by bringing wired vans to nine housing projects and other neighborhoods in the Bronx.

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Nearly half of NYC’s failing schools are in the Bronx

A newly released list issued by the New York State Department of Education states 53 schools in the Bronx are in need of shaping up or risk closure, the Bronx Times reported. A total of 123 schools, ranging from elementary to high school, are on the list. Among the 43 percent of schools in the […]

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New Settlement School Opens with Mayoral Fanfare

Mayor Bloomberg celebrates opening day at the brand new New Settlement School by telling teachers and principals it’s up to them to do the “heavy lifting” from now on.

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City Limits Report:

A report published in City Limits magazine by Bronx Ink reporters examines why a toxic contamination inside a Bronx School went undetected possibly for years, endangering the lives of the staff and students. The school, P.S. 51 in the Bronx, was shut down last summer because of the contamination. Since then, students, staff and parents […]

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Glee

P.S. 48 wins $50,000 from national “Glee” contest

Hunts Point’s P.S. 48 saved its music program from the budget axe by winning one of three national Glee Give a Note grand prizes.

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Where are all the Bronx kids in the Bronx High School of Science?

The elite high school in Bedford Park once drew more than 90 percent of its students from the borough. Today only 14 percent come from the Bronx.

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Taking Advil to schools

As schools nationwide watch budgets dwindle, for-profit companies have stepped in. However, critics see gifts from these companies not as goodwill, but as a way of marketing to children.

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Prepping for the city’s elite high schools

M.S. 80 set to become the Bronx pilot site for free tutoring to prepare more low-income students for the city’s elite high schools.

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