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Charter school signs on to stay in BankNote

Charter school signs on to stay in BankNote

Hunts Point’s historic BankNote building will continue to be home to the the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School, at least until 2022. The school, which serves a population of 275 students has extended its lease on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the Lafayette Avenue building.

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9 area high school students win $50,000 scholarships for ‘passion’ and achievement

9 area high school students win $50,000 scholarships for ‘passion’ and achievement

By Michel Ovalle Michelovalle@hotmail.com Nine high school students from the Hunts Point area will be helped to attend college with $50,000 scholarships, under a program called Project 2015, sponsored by the New Jersey-based Family Development Center. Hunts Point Alliance for Children coordinated the local search for worthy students. In addition […]

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StepUp! adds enrichment to learning

Photo by Kevin Lee

Casita Maria program will move back to Hunts Point By Kevin Lee kklee@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Kevin Lee It’s 4:30 p.m., the end of a day of lessons and homework, and students are working on arts and crafts projects at their desks in the library of the Clara Barton School on […]

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City turns down ‘green’ school

City turns down ‘green’ school

By Prakirti Nangia pnangia@hunter.cuny.edu The city Department of Education has rejected a proposal to create a high school based on the ideas of the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and devoted to training students for jobs that can improve the environment. The Majora Carter Achievement Academy was the brainchild of […]

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Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

By Monica A. Suma monicasuma@gmail.com Five girls, 10- 11- and 12-years old move in a circle singing a strange song: “You spotted snakes, with double tongue, /Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen; /Newts and blind-worms do no wrong; /Come not near our fairy queen.” A bit shy at first, they repeat […]

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The Bronx River as science lab

The Bronx River as science lab

By Stephanie Smith Photo by Stephanie Smith Banana Kelly High School students (left to right) Valerie Cazeres, Jauna Williams and Nia Johnson on the Bronx River at Shoelace Park. At a small dock on the Bronx River, students from Banana Kelly High School get ready to dip buckets into the […]

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Hunts Point school offers second chance

Hunts Point school offers second chance

Wildcat Academy cooks up a new way to educate By Sendy Tavera Stavera@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy The dining room in the American Bank Note Building. Where much of the world’s money was once produced, today students are cooking and baking, in a charter school designed to […]

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Theater group confronts violence

Theater group confronts violence

‘Ain’t Easy’ shows teens in the cross-hairs By Joseph Orovic joseph.orovic@journalism.cuny.edu NYCity News Service Photo by Joe Orovic Cast members Emilz Rodriguez, Anton Negroni and Ana Collado (left to right) fielded questions from the audience after their performance. The mostly teenaged audience at The Point pondered Martin Luther King’s message […]

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Program seeks to help boys achieve

Regisration has begun for the Crotona Achievement Program, a summer program at the East Bronx Academy for the Future aimed at helping boys in grades 4 through 8 to do better in school.