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It’s a common misperception of America’s already shameful history of slavery that it only existed south of the Mason-Dixon Line. But Laura Carpenter Myers knows better, and wants to ensure others do, too. more
In addition to all of the other responsibilities that come with the job, New York City’s next mayor will take the reins of the nation’s largest public school system. And that’s nothing to sneeze at, as 1.1 million students depend on the education they get there. more
The past year has felt like a history Regents question come to life for Sky Torres. But there could be a lot less guesswork for that inevitable test question thanks to the endeavors of her fellow classmates at DeWitt Clinton High School. more
At one time, neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor hail could halt the nation’s postal service — or the operation of its largest public school system. But last year, something beyond inclement weather upended the educational system’s reputation for never closing. more
There was a lot for Shira Silverman to ponder as she kicked off a new season of The Riverdale Y’s Sunday Market last year. She anticipated everything she could. But there ended up being one variable she missed completely: the coronavirus pandemic. more
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many to quickly figure out how long-planned life events like weddings could work in a time of forced social distancing. Many simply postponed these events indefinitely, but not everything can be pushed back. more
Shaking hands and kissing babies were once the way to winning elected office, but not when election season is in full swing in the middle of a pandemic.  more
After nearly three years of running, former teacher Eric Dinowitz will succeed Andrew Cohen on the city council. At least until the end of this year. more
Three candidates from the March 23 city council special election race have been eliminated, but the city's elections board is not yet ready to declare a successor to Andrew Cohen. But it is now a mathematical certainty the community's next city councilman is Eric Dinowitz. more
The Bronx Arts Ensemble has a new executive director, and her name is Judith Insell. more
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