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Education

Local officials want more diversity in specialized high schools

Local officials want more diversity in specialized high schools

Local officials, feeling that the city isn’t doing enough to help black and Hispanic students with SHSAT admissions, are challenging the DOE to make changes to the test process.

Culture / Education

Internationally acclaimed photographer brings El Barrio to the Bronx

Photographer-Joseph-Rodriguez.

Internationally acclaimed photographer Joseph Rodriguez’s latest photography show, “El Barrio in the ‘80s,” will be on display at the Bronx Documentary Center until Dec. 23.

Education

Young people learn circus skills at The Point

Young people learn circus skills at The Point

Held in the black-box theater space at The Point, circus classes aim to teach kids the basic concepts of circus tricks, but also something more valuable: confidence, teamwork, focus and trust.

Education

HPAC fair gathers longtime residents and newcomers

Claudell and Jovan draw their favorite thing to do outdoors while their mother, Claudia Vaughan, learns new recipes to cook at home.

More than 400 people attended the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s back to school fair, going home with backpacks for the kids and healthy recipes for the adults.

Education

Charter schools group hopes to open local school

A new charter school is considering Hunts Point/Longwood as a potential landing spot, touching off a familiar debate among parents and education advocates.

Art / Culture / Education / Religion

Photographer trains lens on Mott Haven Youth

A polaroid from left to right of: Cole Jeffers, Juan Neira, Chavi Leon, Marco Vasquez, Jaylen Reid, and Edwin Amaro in front of the Patterson Projects, 17 Feb 2016, Mott Haven, southern Bronx, New York.

The focus of photographer Sarah Blesener’s photo essay soon became not just about 15-year-old Chavi Leon, her original subject, but expanded to include the lives of six Mott Haven teenagers who became each other’s family of choice and who, like any other group of kids their age, experienced the ever-changing symptoms of adolescence.

Education

From Nigeria to Hunts Point, and beyond

Kudirat Alimi

Through her education at Hyde and the school’s connections with community based organizations, Kudirat Alimi became socially conscious and active about the issues affecting her community.

Education / Environment

For South Bronx educator, it’s easy being green

Stephen Ritz.

More than 5,000 schools in the United States now use some version of Ritz’s curriculum, according to a memoir, “The Power of a Plant,” published on May 2, in which Ritz traces how he transformed himself as he transformed his classroom.

Education / Environment

Nonprofit changes teens’ minds about college education

Group of juniors at SUNY Albany

Each February, Rocking the Boat takes its juniors on the road and hosts a tour of New York colleges. This year, a group of about 20 traveled to SUNY Albany, Syracuse University, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University.