by on February 17, 2018
Students have mourned and rallied the public after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High that left 17 dead. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attend a memorial for their teachers and classmates on Thursday. Something was different about the mass shooting this week in Parkland, Florida, in which 14 students and three adults were killed. It was not only the death toll. The mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High became the deadliest high-school shooting...
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by on February 14, 2018
At least one person is dead and more than 20 others are reportedly injured after a mass shooting at a south Florida high school Wednesday, police said.  The gunman was taken into custody nearly two hours after the shooting was reported, authorities said.  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The shooting happened about 2 p.m. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which is about 30 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale, according to the Coral Sprin...
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by on February 10, 2018
For obstinate officials at Christ the King High School, a mind is a terrible thing to change. The parents of Malcolm Xavier Combs were rebuffed again Thursday by school administrators over their African-American son’s desire to put the name “Malcolm X” on his senior sweater. “I don’t understand it,” said Mychelle Combs, the mother of 17-year-old Malcolm, after a frustrating morning meeting with school president Michael Michel. “They are supposed to teach the students tolerance and t...
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by on February 8, 2018
On the first day of Black History Month, a Daily News story broke about a Bronx middle school teacher who taught a lesson on slavery in several classes by making Black students lie on the floor, and then stepping on their backs. The incident left students traumatized and the Department of Education allowed the teacher to return to the classroom, until a reporter exposed the story. Education advocates rally in front of city hall “Like many others, I am completely outraged to by the ac...
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by on February 5, 2018
Black Lives Matter, and our teachers should affirm that This is the 50th anniversary of one of the most intense years of the civil rights movement: 1968 was the year Dr. Martin Luther King was killed for confronting racism and classism; Tommie Smith and John Carlos were suspended for raising a fist at the Olympics; and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville teachers strike laid bare deep distrust between the union and communities of color. Yet last week, the union representing the teachers of near...
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by on February 4, 2018
The attorney for a teenager accused of fatally stabbing one classmate and wounding another in the Bronx in September says there is video, seen above, proves his client acted in self-defense. The video is only nine seconds long. According to the attorney for Abel Cedeño, the video was recorded on a cellphone by another student who was inside the third period history class at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation last September. The attorney said it captures the moments bef...
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by on February 2, 2018
For the students at Middle School 118 in the Bronx, it was an immersive lesson gone way too far. Teacher Patricia Cummings, is catching heat from students and parents after a social studies lesson she delivered about the middle passage—one that involved her stepping on her students’ backs. The New York Daily News reports that Cummings singled out black students in her class and had them lie on the floor in front of the classroom. A student, who declined to be identified, told the Da...
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by on January 27, 2018
Police at the scene of the deadly shooting A journalist who went to the scene of a deadly US school shooting discovered the 15-year-old alleged attacker was her son, it is claimed. Two students were killed and 21 injured at the Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. The editor of the Marshall County Daily Online, Mary Garrison Minyard, had gone to the site following reports of gunshots, according to colleague Ann Beckett. Ms Beckett told the Courier Journal she went to ...
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by on January 25, 2018
Launch of the national #20x20 campaign aims to bring Sport for Good to 20 cities by 2020 Laureus Ambassador Raúl González Blanco& spends time with& youth from the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center in the Bronx, New York City. Laureus USA and Nike today announced the launch of Sport for Good New York City (S4G NYC), a long-term commitment to improving the lives of underserved youth in the five boroughs of New York City through the power of sport. By bringing together nonprofit leade...
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by on January 12, 2018
Catalyst Academy participants listen to Matt Reid, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, discuss the “unseen majority” of microorganisms in soils and their outsized environmental influence. Cornell University has extended its partnership to incorporate computer science instruction and opportunities for immersive, on-campus science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) engagement with Public Prep, a New York City nonprofit network that develops tuition-free ...
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by on January 12, 2018
Tennis star’s fund sold 180 West 165th Street to Lighthouse Charter School Andre Agassi and 180 West 165th Street The investment fund of tennis legend Andre Agassi has sold off a Bronx building for just over $24 million. Agassi’s Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund sold 180 West 165th Street in Highbridge to the Lighthouse Charter School, according to property records. The charter school network currently has two schools on site for kindergarteners through ninth graders and...
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by on December 31, 2017
The student at the center of the lawsuit is a Native American football player. A federal court ruled that a California high school can’t force its football players to stand for the national anthem, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The court ruling bars the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District from setting rules that prohibit “kneeling, sitting or similar forms of political protest” at sports events and require students and coaches to “stand and remove hats/helmets… during...
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