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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
There were numerous competitive Democratic primaries to keep track of in the Bronx last month. But of all the city council races in the mainland borough, the east Bronx win of Amanda Farias was special not just for her, of course, but also an up-and-coming campaign team she entrusted to secure that victory. 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
Following commencement, there are many paths a newly minted college grad can take. Maybe they’ll go onto grad or professional school. Maybe they’ll enter the workforce. more
How should a community come together in the wake of hatred and find a way to collectively heal? That’s the question many in this corner of the Bronx are asking themselves after at least four synagogues along the Henry Hudson Parkway were targeted by a vandal last month. more
Like it or not, standardized testing has become an integral part of the American school landscape. But when a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic hits the country, some things needed to temporarily take a back seat — and testing wasn’t immune. more
New York has expanded its list of people eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine currently authorized under emergency use for Pfizer and Moderna. more
As Donald Trump was on the verge of being elected President of the United States on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, Christian Amato had a realization. “I was watching what was happening with the presidential election, and I just said to myself, ‘Wow, Democrats suck at narrative,’” Amato said. “Democrats can’t tell a story. There’s no sense of stagecraft to anything that the Democrats are doing.” 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
Even before this unorthodox academic year began, it was still evident the landscape of education across the country fundamentally changed — if not forever, then at least for the foreseeable future. more
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