Bronx schools make the list

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced its 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools and only three NYC schools made the list and all are in the Bronx. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes outstanding public and non-public schools and has given out 10,000 awards over the last 38 years. Of 297 schools across the…

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NYC schools celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and celebrates the contributions made by Hispanic Americans to the United States. The DOE has a page full of resources, book suggestions, and events for all…

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Mom advocates for pre-K seat

While moms everywhere can be found advocating for their children, in a crowded city like New York, it seems to be a skill more parents find themselves exercising at some point. One mom recently shared…

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Teacher of the year

A high school science teacher has been named New York state’s teacher of the year. Billy Green, a science teacher at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in Harlem is known for being able to…

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1,500 asylum seekers enrolled in NYC schools

According to the New York Post, around 8,000 asylum seekers have been bussed from Texas to New York City since May. Of those 8,000, around 1,500 are students who have been enrolled in our school system.…

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Staffing changes in NYC schools

If you recall during Chancellor Banks’ address back in March, one of the pillars he shared of his new vision as chancellor was to “scale, sustain, and restore what works.” So last Friday, Banks announced…

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The back-to-school basics

Nicole Perrino here. Not sure if you are ready to hear this, but it’s back to school next week! The first day for New York City public schools is Thursday, Sept. 8. We hope you’re…

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Here we go again: Back to school

If your check list has a big ole question mark near masks, tests and other Covid- related provisions, you’re not alone. This week’s Epicenter podcast focuses on a new book about all (waves hands) that…

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