City, Warby Parker to provide free eyeglasses to community school students

The city is expanding its vision-screening program to all 130 community schools and will partner with Warby Parker to provide a free pair of glasses to students in need.

Poet Jayne Cortez has not been gone that long.

Poet Jayne Cortez has not been gone that long. She died three years ago of heart failure at 78, but memories of her were unavoidable last Saturday in the memorial services for Ornette Coleman, her first husband.

CUNY Prep renamed after Dr. Derrick Griffith

The CUNY Board of Trustees renames CUNY Preparatory School in the Bronx after its founding, the late Dr. Derrick Griffith who died in the May 2015 Amtrak accident that killed eight people.

Education For a Better America and the Amsterdam News team up for scholarship

Education for a Better America (EBA) and the New York Amsterdam News are partnering to award two high school students scholarships to help them with their first year of college.

Students witness swearing in of US Attorney General Loretta Lynch in Washington D.C.

Last week, Loretta Lynch officially became the 83rd attorney general of the U.S.

Ayanda Clarke interprets the world through music

Ayanda Clarke, 39, is a Bed-Stuy native percussionist with a stacked resume.

Bronx Triangle seventh annual scholarship awards ceremony

Eastwood Manor Supper Club in the upper Bronx held its seventh annual scholarship awards ceremony and dinner for 15 recipients, graduates from high schools and colleges.

De Blasio pulling a boulder uphill with charter mess

Some New Yorkers might wonder aloud who’s exactly in charge of education in New York City.

Valaida Snow, ‘The Queen of the Trumpet’

Since this is Black Music Month, it’s a prime time to feature Valaida Snow, a versatile musician I have always wanted to profile in the “Classroom.”

ROSE hosts third annual ‘I Am My Sister’ ceremony

The third annual Respectful Outstanding Sisters of Excellence “I Am My Sister” ceremony was held Thursday, June 6.

Harlem Globetrotter legend Marques Haynes

When it came to dribbling a basketball, making it appear as though he had it on a string, Marques Oreole Haynes of the Harlem Globetrotters was matchless.

Brooklyn Sunday School Union hosts 187th Parade

“Christ for a Troubled World” was the message as the Brooklyn Sunday School Union held its 187th annual Anniversary Day Parade.

Teacher terminated for having students send Mumia Abu-Jamal cards gets support

This week, the People’s Organization of Progress spoke in support of recently terminated Orange elementary school teacher Marilyn Zuniga at the Orange Board of Education meeting.

NYS appoints new education commish

MaryEllen Elia was appointed the new state education commissioner after serving as a superintendent in Hillsborough County, Fla., for 10 years.

Prince to donate proceeds from 'Rally 4 Peace' concert to NAACP

Grammy-award winning artist Prince is donating proceeds from his "Rally 4 Peace" concert to the NAACP's ACT-SO program in Baltimore.