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Schools are overcrowding across the city, and this part of the Bronx is hardly immune. But ever since the Vatican closed the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and its parochial school and the land was deconsecrated in 2017, many have eyed its valuable West 239th Street land next to Van Cortlandt Park as the perfect site to build a new public school. more
Some may not have the fondest memories of school cafeteria food. But like it or not, it’s essential to many in the city’s public school system. more
Jacques d’Amboise, a nationally renowned ballet dancer who in later years taught dance for free to many children across teh city, died Sunday at 86. more
Few education landscapes have been subject to changes over the course of the coronavirus pandemic as much as the city’s public elementary schools. more
It’s rare so much controversy surrounds one street in a neighborhood. But one in particular has many in the community up in arms about traffic safety and enforcement. more
No one expects to get hit by a car when crossing the street, yet it’s more common than many might think. Cars killed 120 pedestrians in New York in 2019, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association — behind only California, Florida and Texas. And many of them lose their lives on New York City’s streets. more
Manny Verdi may have collected more than $230,000 in settlement money from the city’s education department as part of a whistleblower suit. But if he was expecting a big payday in a separate suit filed against Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, he might need to re-evaluate. more
It’s near impossible to follow written instructions when you can’t read. And even if you can, it might take a while for you to sound all of the words out. more
With the beginning of the academic year just weeks away, the questions du jour for New York City families are about safety and security when it comes to in-person classrooms, especially with the coronavirus still raging on throughout the country. more
It’s been made clear there is a correlation between healthy eating and success in education for kids. And that’s exactly what fuels Stephen Ritz, a long-time educator from Riverdale who wants to transform society into small, resilient communities. more
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