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After Avanda Barber, 16, missed a number of days for health reasons at DeWitt Clinton High School last year, teacher Dorothy Lilly pulled the student aside to ask if she was okay. While few knew … more
The northwest Bronx’s schools have received funding for over 2,000 new seats, but one fundamental question remains: where to put them? On Jan. 15, parents from the area met with members of … more
Like she does on most school days, Bronx Theater High School freshman Brianna Vaughan checked her cell phone in  at a food stand on the way to class on the morning of Jan. 8 and picked it up in … more
At the close of a year that saw the death of autistic student Avonte Oquendo and a report on overcrowding released by the city Comptroller’s office, school safety and class size … more
Walking to and from Marble Hill High School over the years, senior Stella Boye-Doe, 17, found the amount of trash strewn on the nearby sidewalks, roads and even in and around the school’s … more
In 2012, Horace Mann junior Ander Legaspi lost his mother to breast cancer, on one of his last days of school.  “I witnessed the strongest woman I have ever met undergo excruciating … more
When Maimouna Haidaia emigrated from Guinea in West Africa to the U.S. in 2010, she spoke little English. Four years later, as a senior at the Kennedy campus’ ELLIS Preparatory Academy, she … more
Students doing homework in the halls of the Bronx High School of Science at 75 W. 205th St. on Nov. 21 glanced up in surprise as a flurry of Secret Service members and flashing cameras passed by … more
DeWitt Clinton High School’s efforts to rebound from years of troubles are receiving a boost from the state’s Department of Education (DOE). Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio … more
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