Education

Fighting for a School Designated to Close

Fighting for a School Designated to Close

On a recent Monday evening, the auditorium at Arturo Toscanini Middle School (M.S. 145) in the South Bronx was packed with teachers, students, and alumni who had come out in the hopes of convincing the Department of Education to Vote “no” on an upcoming vote to close the school. Testimony went well over three hours, […]

Illuminating Lanterns, Illuminating Poems

Illuminating Lanterns, Illuminating Poems

By Yuqing Zhu “Baby doll, bat, puppy, watermelon, plane, tree, ice cream truck” a kid at Morningside Park counted lanterns of different shapes passing by, as if watching a cartoon. “Oh, look! A green monster!” More than 100 people carried handmade lanterns as they walked from Morningside Park to Columbia University’s main campus last Saturday, […]

Back to Afterschool Care

Back to Afterschool Care

Carol Wong casually eats her lunch while poking at a puzzle on her desk, wishing she were busier. It’s the day before elementary schools begin their semester, and as the coordinator for True Light Lutheran Church’s Afterschool Care Program this should be the busiest day of the year for Wong. “We have ONE student enrolled […]

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