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Education of Our Children Is Moving Front  & Center In Bedford-Stuyvesant And Beyond

Education of Our Children Is Moving Front & Center In Bedford-Stuyvesant And Beyond Updated

🕔15:05, 19.Dec 2013

Due to the pioneering efforts of such scholars as Dr. Andrea Taylor (left), interest in the fields of technology and science by young women is picking up steam.  DivaSteam, that is.  Dr. Taylor is the volunteer director of the divaSTEAM

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Dr. Joy DeGruy: An Intimate Conversation at MEC

Dr. Joy DeGruy: An Intimate Conversation at MEC Updated

🕔13:13, 19.Dec 2013

By Mary Alice Miller An overflow crowd gathered at Medgar Evers College to welcome Dr. Joy DeGruy back to Brooklyn. They came to hear an update of her internationally acclaimed cultural theories of healing intergenerational trauma among African-Americans. Dr. DeGruy

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Highly Touted Gifted & Talented Program In  Bed-Stuy Has Two Grades Cut

Highly Touted Gifted & Talented Program In Bed-Stuy Has Two Grades Cut Updated

🕔12:38, 5.Dec 2013

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy holds summit with P.S. 3 Principal Beecher By Stephen Witt A Bedford-Stuyvesant public school is in danger of losing its highly touted Gifted & Talented program after its pipeline grades were dismantled, and the Department of

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DOE Under De Blasio Administration Remains A mystery

DOE Under De Blasio Administration Remains A mystery Updated

🕔15:11, 27.Nov 2013

Hints given from interview with  key de Blasio education ally By Stephen Witt In a switch from campaign to administrative mode, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has apparently issued an order of silence on Zakivah Ansari, his transition team pick concerned

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Black’s “Slip” at Meeting is Slap Across the Face of Millions — Every Student in NYC Public Schools and Their Parents Updated

🕔08:44, 20.Jan 2011

For the Sake of the Children, Cathie Black Must Go The latest Freudian juxtapositions of school’s Chancellor Cathie Black — on the even of Martin Luther King Jr. anniversary celebrations –were “more fuel for the fire” in the growing effort

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At Witt’s End Updated

🕔11:13, 9.Dec 2010

New York City WikiLeaks I’d like to see… If  Julian Assange ever gets out of jail, I would be the first journalist to invite him to work some magic on the Big Apple. Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, which

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Parents and Teachers Express Outrage at Mayor’s Choice of Chancellor Updated

🕔13:39, 2.Dec 2010

Former Hearst Executive Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg’s selection as chancellor to run the 1.1 million children New York City school system, has begun her tenure despite the outrage expressed by parents and educators of the process and her lack of

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At Witt’s End: Two Moguls Talk Turkey About Diversity and Education Updated

🕔11:05, 30.Nov 2010

By Stephen Witt Mike Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch would make great street hustlers.   Especially with the three-card monte game these two media moguls are playing with the Department of Education’s chancellor job. The old “watch the green pea” trick comes

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John Liu takes aim at Bloomberg’s DOE Contracts

🕔10:54, 30.Nov 2010

By Andrew J. Hawkins Much like his predecessor, Comptroller John Liu has focused on contracts with the city’s school system as a way to check Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s wide-ranging power. The war began in early October, with news reports that

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P.S. 20 Parents Oppose Arts & Letters Expansion

🕔10:32, 30.Nov 2010

Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, CUNY J-School (Publishers Note: This article first appeared October 28) Tensions ran high at Tuesday night’s crowded District 13 schools meeting, as parents continued to fume over news they got at last week’s P.S. 20 PTA meeting, which

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