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, […]
At St. Ann’s in The Bronx, teachers, parents, and students feel betrayed
Columbia University and other academic institutions join together to combat the immigration executive order
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, […]
A Queens Spanish teacher is bridging the gender and race gaps in computer science.
An inside story of the stress, paranoia, and distrust at the fourth school to close under Mayor Bill de Blasio
A teacher shows how working with nature can help bring sustainable solutions in New York City
Enrollment at after school programs and online practice tests are on the rise in New York
What happens when members of a school community give in to mistrust?
Brooklyn Superhero Supply has a hidden identity
Brett Scudder is a one-man band for mental health support, particularly for young black men in the Bronx.
About 5,200 school safety agents, a branch of the NYPD, patrol New York City’s public schools, making them one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country. Critics say having so many agents in schools is setting kids up for jail.
A sense of home away from home is what Principal Nieves is trying to create for students.
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 […]
Celestina Ford spent Tuesday morning, Sep. 8, dropping her kids off for their first day back at school. Then she drove herself to school. With her kids settled, Ford can now spend the next four-and-a-half hours, worry-free, focusing on her own pursuits: her education. “If you want to further your education, don’t let kids hold […]