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Charter schools in the Bronx have something to be excited about: Pfizer is nearing emergency authorization to make coronavirus vaccine shots available to children between 5 and 11. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters last week he’s convinced his mandate encouraged thousands of education department workers to get at least the first dose of the vaccine, leaving just a handful who still haven’t done it. Just in case, however, the education department brought in thousands of vaccinated substitute teachers. more
When he first started at CUNY’s City College of New York, Moises Quintero had trouble envisioning professional success for himself. But four years later, things have really changed for Quintero. The Staten Island native did indeed make it into not one graduate program, but three. Despite offers from Columbia and Yale universities, Quintero is about to embark on advanced studies in architecture at Harvard University. more
After decades of personal success, one core mission now drives Stanley Manne: To give back to where he came from. That’s why Manne wrote a check for $18 million to the alumni foundation for his alma mater, The Bronx High School of Science. more
Between cleaning up parks, hosting collections for Toys for Tots, organizing blood drives with the American Red Cross, and helping those in need whenever possible, the Student Veteran Organization at Manhattan College stays busy. more
CUNY’s Mexican Studies Institute, housed at Lehman College, celebrates its 10th year with a pretty hefty investment from the city council: a cool million dollars. more
It’s certainly been a hot summer, but representatives from the city’s emergency management and health departments say no one has to suffer because of it. more
He had just graduated from high school. He was a talented point guard for the James Monroe Campus basketball team, and had dreams of going to St. John’s University. more
The upcoming academic year will likely be one of particular importance as the city begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. But not even halfway through it, someone new will take up the helm of the nation’s largest public school system. more
For those of us who choose to go to college, we usually call it quits after eight or so semesters. And maybe some of us voluntarily take on at least a few more for a post-graduate degree. But 46 semesters, for the vast majority of us, is just simply too many. more
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