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Stephen Kaplan is well-known not only in Manhattan College’s religious studies department, but among its sizable student veteran population as well. And it was his experience with the latter that brought him to the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 10. more
Not even two months into the hybrid learning program of New York City's public schools, and coronavirus has seemingly won again. Positivity rates have hit 3 percent on a weekly rolling average, and as promised, Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed physical school campuses beginning today. more
It’s one of the school’s largest academic programs, but there’s one face inside Manhattan College’s communication department office nearly every student and faculty member knows: Bob Coleman. more
Between parent-teacher conferences and a tumultuous presidential election, last week certainly had enough excitement for for many city public schools. But at P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil, there was another cause of excitement: A return to the West 236th Street campus. more
Education remains a precious commodity, especially now when for many students, it’s balancing between learning inside a classroom and learning across the internet.  more
Anyone experiencing whiplash from last March after seeing what appears to be another — and larger — wave of coronavirus cases throughout the country, they’re certainly not alone. But another first wave-era city policy could soon rear its ugly head: Fully remote learning. more
Election Day might’ve looked quite different this year, but its impact and consequences are largely the same. And Ruby Shamir wants to make sure young children across the country know it. more
Even with concerns SARS-CoV-2 is still present in public schools, parents still had a golden parachute at their disposal: They could opt out of hybrid learning and choose fully remote classes at any time throughout the academic year. And many did so, thinking they’d have a few opportunities to opt back in when they felt it was safe. more
When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced over the summer the city would close down its schools if the seven-day rolling average of positive coronavirus tests reached 3 percent, such a number seemed far away — especially with said rates at record lows. At the time. more
After years of a job well done, Michael Bloomberg saw fit to give most city employees a raise — along with renewed contracts — while he was still mayor in 2009. But there was one cohort of workers left out: public school teachers.  more
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