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Goodbye, winter break [Photo gallery]
School started again Sept. 5 for New York City’s more than 1 million students — and that’s just in the public schools — bringing life back to some 2,000 campuses. more
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center was one of five local pre-kindergarten programs to receive additional Head Start funding. more
Last week, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon came to Lehman College with an upbeat message, exhorting young audience members to believe in the power of their voices. more
Undocumented students who attend New York schools can now apply for state financial aid thanks to passage of the Dream Act in this year’s legislative session. The state legislation, championed by the late Queens Sen. Jose Peralta, was inspired by the federal DREAM Act to offer legal status for eligible undocumented students who came to the United States as children. The bill never made it out of Congress. more
Every student, from kindergarten through eighth grade, filled the balconies of SAR Academy’s open learning space to talk about a former assistant principal who has since been charged with a variety of crimes, including possession of child pornography and the sexual exploitation of a young boy. more
Cristina Pérez Jiménez was one of 24 faculty members in the United States selected for the 2019-20 Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to high-achieving scholars … more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has joined two of his congressional colleagues to introduce the Smoke-Free Schools Act of 2019. more
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