Parents and students participate in a traditional dance at an anti-bullying form at the Mexican American Students Alliance on Jan. 12. Photo: Jaya Sandaresh.

Latino parents want robust anti-bullying measures in schools

Education January 15, 2019 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

A group of parents of Mott Haven school children is calling for the creation of a Culturally Responsive Curriculum to highlight the achievements of indigenous cultures across Latin America, and also highlights the contributions of African-American, Asian, and Native American cultures.

Virtual bookstore brings local families together

Virtual bookstore brings local families together

Culture, Education December 19, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

“From what we’ve been seeing and experiencing, kids are extremely interested in books,” said Rebekah Shoaf, founder of Boogie Down Books.

An architect's illustration of the new N

New charter school to open in 2019

Education December 3, 2018 at 10:23 pm 0 comments

Renovations and remediation are scheduled to be finished on the building at 411 Wales Ave. by Aug. 2019, when it is slated to open as the second school in the Neighborhood Charter School network. 

Students at University Prep Charter High School Skype with an astronaut on Nov. 23. Photo by Tiziana Rinaldi

High schoolers skype with Outer Space

Education November 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

Students at University Prep. Charter HS have been working on an interdisciplinary project about how humans can colonize Mars, and had lined up many questions during their allotted 20 minutes with an astronaut. 

Hashtags and ‘likes’ help P.S. 154 reach community 

Hashtags and ‘likes’ help P.S. 154 reach community 

Education November 9, 2018 at 9:12 pm 0 comments

Antisa Ramos, 34, entered the library at P.S. 154 Johnathan D. Hyatt Elementary School on a Thursday morning in October to attend a monthly parent breakfast workshop. The meeting was scheduled to strategize on ways to reenergize parental reading interest, as had already been promoted on the school’s Instagram accountRead More

Photo by Phonz L. Reyes

Soccer club preaches teamwork for area teens

Education November 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

The senior team has a unique make up. It is comprised of alumni and current high school students who have aged out of the youth leagues.

Program offers plain talk about sex and STDs for young people

Program offers plain talk about sex and STDs for young people

Education, Health August 14, 2018 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

Sexually transmitted disease rates rose among all age groups in the city, from 452 per 100,000 people in 2014 to 497 per 100,000 in 2016. STD rates per 100,000 among young adults increased from 1,811 to 1,929 in the same period.

Betances Houses hosts second annual Green Day

Betances Houses hosts second annual Green Day

Education, Housing July 8, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

Dozens of residents from local housing projects came together on June 29 in order to promote anti-violence for young people at the second annual Green Day, a community effort to plant flowers and improve local gardens.