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 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 December 11, 2017
For the first time in nearly a decade, the United States Congress is about to take up legislation to upgrade the Higher Education Act – the federal law that governs how the federal government supports and regulates higher education institutions. Financial aid would be doled out differently under the proposed PROSPER Act. Karin Hildebrand Lau / Shutterstock.com The process began earlier this month, when U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, a Republican from North Carolina, chairperson of the Hous...
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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 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 February 22, 2018
The right is coming for the Parkland activists. First, we got the standard-issue accusations that the Florida kids who are walking out of school, tweeting, and organizing a march on Washington from their parents’ living rooms are professional protesters or brainwashed tools of the liberal establishment. Next, Ben Shapiro wrote a less conspiracy-minded, more ideologically complete articulation of right-wing objections to the young survivor-activists in the National Review. Kids, Shapiro argued, a...
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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 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 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 3, 2017
Photo by Solana Larsen | CC BY 2.0 Long before hurricanes Irma and María utterly devastated Puerto Rico, the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), the most important public higher education institution on the Archipelago, was weathering a storm of its own: austerity. Puerto Rico is currently drowning under the weight of a $74 billion debt, and $49 billion in pension obligations, the likes of which is a product of a decades-long recession, illegal bond issuances and trades, and an overly-adv...
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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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by on December 11, 2017
Under the banner of welfare reform, the administration is eyeing changes to health care, food stamps, housing and veterans programs. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the welfare executive order as soon as January, according to multiple administration officials. The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are hoping to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food sta...
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