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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Prizewinning Robotics Team in St. Catharine Academy

“When we build together, it’s like building a house together.”said programmer Cheyenne Tobar, 16, about her Robotics teammates at St. Catharine Academy in the Bronx.

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Back to School with Councilman King

Around 1,500 middle school children receive books and a boost from the chancellor and City Councilmember Andrew King

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Young Bronxites Head to the Cemetery for Creative Job Training

A unique vocational program puts youngsters from the Bronx and Brooklyn on the fast track to labor union membership and a longterm career. First stop, the graveyard.

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