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City agency sponsors annual ‘Dads Take Your Child to School’ celebration

The Department of Youth and Community Development co-sponsored the eighth annual “Dads Take Your Child to School” rally and walk in Brooklyn.

HBCU Spotlight: Howard University

We spotlight Howard University today as part of our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater to a number of former publishers and editors of the Amsterdam News including Dr. C.B. Powell, Timothy Thomas Fortune and James L. Hicks.

HBCU Spotlight: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Today we spotlight University of Maryland Eastern Shore in our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater of Amsterdam News sports editor and columnist Howie Evans.

HBCU Spotlight: Alabama State University

Continuing our series on National HBCU Week, today we spotlight Alabama State University, alma mater of Amsterdam News staff writer Cyril Josh Barker.

HBCU Spotlight: Lincoln University

We begin our National HBCU Week spotlighting Lincoln University, alma mater of late Amsterdam News Publisher Wilbert Tatum.

National HBCU Week 2014

President Barack Obama proclaims September 21 through September 27 as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week.

Dads participate in eighth annual ‘Dads Take Your Child to School’ celebration

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong, New York City Human Resources Administration Commissioner Steven Banks, elected officials and more than a hundred students and their dads and father figures participated in the eighth annual ...

City urges parents to sign up middle schoolers for new after-school program

Parents are being urged to sign up for after-school programs.

Ethel L. Payne, ‘First Lady of the Black Press’

Learn more about Black press pioneer Ethel L. Payne

Mayor de Blasio approves four charters to co-locate inside public schools

On the first day of the public school year, Mayor Bill de Blasio cautioned charter schools that if they aren’t aligned with his vision, he will not give them space in public schools.

De Blasio unveils charter school co-location vision

On the final stop of his first-day, five-borough city school tour last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear to charter schools seeking to co-locate in public schools that if they aren’t aligned with his vision

Coalition pushes for disciplinary code reform in city schools

The Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York, with the support of 16 City Council members and two state Assembly members, called on the Department of Education and the de Blasio administration to limit punitive discipline practices and promote positive school climates.

Newark celebrates 24 Hours of Peace

When Hakim Green, educator, activist and half of the hip-hop duo Channel Live, was working with a youth organization in Newark, he and then City Councilman Ras Baraka wanted to come up with a way to fuse Baraka’s anti-violence initiative ...

How the charter school movement threatens public education, disempowers parents and what we can do about it

Young people are supposed to love going to school—a place where educators who understand and support them nurture their full human development into caring, competent and responsible adults.

De Blasio unveils charter school co-location vision

On the final stop of his first-day, five-borough city school tour last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear to charter schools seeking to co-locate in public schools that if they aren’t aligned with his vision...

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