Education

Local school adopts a comfort dog

Local school adopts a comfort dog

Education October 23, 2017 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

For students at M.S. 343 in Mott Haven, a visit to the principal’s office is a treat. Principal Vincent Gassetto’s headquarters is where they’ll find Buttons, a tan terrier mix puppy nestled on a blue plaid dog bed.

Mott Haven Academy celebrates anniversary and growth

Mott Haven Academy celebrates anniversary and growth

Education September 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

This school year, a group of 100 students in the fifth and sixth grade will form the inaugural cohort of Mott Haven Academy Middle School for Social Leadership. Eventually, the school will be Pre-K through eighth grade.

Tech group, Assemblyman team up to provide computers

Tech group, Assemblyman team up to provide computers

Education September 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Nine students from local schools and universities received free desktop computers at the second annual TechFIN computer distribution in August.

Middle school wins award for innovative approach

Middle school wins award for innovative approach

Education August 23, 2017 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

A small Mott Haven middle school is tinkering with the conventional wisdom about ways to educate children. Education experts are paying attention.

Mott Haven native inspires soccer venue

Mott Haven native inspires soccer venue

Education July 19, 2017 at 11:07 am 0 comments

Fausto Perez, who plays soccer at Hunter College, lives right across the street from a play space known as “La Canchita” or “The Pitch” on the grounds of PS 49 in Mott Haven. Now that space has been remodeled and named for Perez.

Photographer shares her craft with Mott Haven youth

Photographer shares her craft with Mott Haven youth

Culture, Education June 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm 0 comments

Sarah Blesener first came to Mott Haven to take a few pictures of a 15-year-old local teenager, a friend of a friend, hoping to fulfill an assignment for a class. But within weeks, what started as a project for her photography degree became an in-depth look at boyhood, friendship andRead More

From left to right: Rahim Hough, Ashley Santiago, Aisha Beltran, Jennifer Asokwah, and Jesus Roblas.

Students lead panel on women’s suffrage

Culture, Education, Government April 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.

Literacy initiative kicks off in local school

Literacy initiative kicks off in local school

Education March 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

The summer reading lists for students at six Mott Haven public schools just grew exponentially, thanks to two nonprofit organizations aiming to raise literacy rates in low-income New York City neighborhoods.