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We’re always proud of our Dominican Heritage — and we invite you all to join us for our Independence Day Breakfast!
Don’t miss it: happening next Sunday at 11am at 809 Restaurant!
Tearful reunions at airports, borders across the country as COVID travel restrictions lifted The US reopened its borders Monday after 20 months of travel restrictions — immediately creating wild miles-long lines of cars waiting to cross over from Canada and Mexico.
Latest Updates: Flooding From Ida Kills More Than Two Dozen in Three States In the wake of the ferocious storm, President Biden and other leaders acknowledged the threat posed by the climate crisis. Our reporters and photographers are sending in live updates.
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Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan Parents stand in solidarity with the Bronx Parent Leader Advocacy Group
As of June 2021, more than 60% of New York City students and their families, as well as many educators and school staff, participated either fully or partially in remote learning. With an uncertain start to the Department of Education’s Summer Rising programming this July, questions remain about public school-based mask wearing, social distancing, staffing, and properly prioritized funding in our hardest-hit zip codes. Due to the continued uncertainty that Covid-19 presents to school communities, and the disproportionate impact of the virus on our vulnerable students, staff and families, we stand with the Bronx Parents Leaders Advocacy Group to amplify the questions and concerns laid out in this open letter.
While families who do not require a remote option seem to take precedence in the Department of Education’s planning, we ask: where is the equity and excellence in removing an option that the majority of NYC parents, largely Black and brown, clearly prefer and even require to ensure their family and community’s safety?
In addition, many historically marginalized students and communities have found solace in virtual learning due to the lack of bullying students have faced for common in-person behaviors that are often shunned and criminalized. Cultural hairstyles, clothing, use of informal speech or languages other than English, and social and emotional needs that do not fit into the mold of ‘normal’ behavior are often met with over policing rather than care. The absence of this resulted in dramatic improvement in the lives of our students.
Parents across New York City stand in solidarity with Bronx parent leaders and educators fighting for a remote option. We also demand transparent communication regarding health guidance in a city that has essentially made all Covid-19 related health mandates optional as new variants of the virus continue to be discovered, and the long term effects of Covid-19 on our city’s youth remain unknown.
What does mandated in person learning with no remote option and lackluster health guidance mean for our immunocompromised families and teachers? For our pregnant and nursing guardians and staff members? For our students with disabilities? For our students in temporary housing and our multilingual families who have continually been the last to receive pertinent Covid-19 and school reopening related information in languages that they can understand? What does this mean for families of our youngest learners for whom vaccinations are not yet available, and those who have made a commitment to adhering to safety guidelines to protect public health?
These are the questions students, parents, guardians, and school staff have been asking since the school year ended. As we gear up for reopening, our expectation is that our Chancellor, Mayor, Governor, City Council and the NYC Department of Education will lead with compassion and equity at the center of their thinking rather than a desire to be the ‘largest school district to fully reopen’ at all costs.
The 700,000 remote learners who received no systemic support throughout this pandemic refuse to be this city’s collateral damage. We will not allow our children to be packed into already overcrowded school buildings that are not prepared to adequately meet their needs just so the outgoing Mayor can build his legacy on the backs of our students and their underpaid and overworked educators.
What’s more, if indeed schools have low spread, it is because the majority of public school parents have prioritized public health by remaining remote, allowing families and schools to be responsible and diligent about maintaining safety protocols, and facilitating communities prioritizing their most vulnerable families in both mitigation and prevention. It is irresponsible and ignorant to remove all those mechanisms that kept everyone safe and expect the same results on the backs of our students.
A centralized remote option that prioritizes social emotional learning and culturally responsive curriculum, and allows for student voice, parent empowerment and teacher autonomy. This can be borough or district based to avoid the staffing issues schools experienced last year.
Free universal broadband.
A QUALITY, working, internet connected device, headset and/ or keyboard where age appropriate in the hands of every public school student who needs one. Our suggestion is a keyboard for every middle and high school student since long form writing and essays are difficult to perform on a tablet or phone. This may apply to older elementary students as well and should be considered.
Language justice, translation and interpretation in line with all remote options.
Snail mail in addition to digital correspondence updating families and educators on the status of remote options this fall.
Opportunities to collaborate and make remote learning work for all stakeholders who require it.
When New York City educators, students and families look back on this time they won’t remember being ‘the largest school system to reopen.’ They will remember whether our city’s leadership prioritized it’s most vulnerable students and staff and created a feasible remote option for the majority of New York City’s public school families.
We hope you will make the right decision in supporting our school communities.
In Solidarity with Public School Families and Staff,
Bronx Parent Leaders Advocacy Group
Black Lives Matter At School NY Steering Committee
Movement of Rank and File Educators - UFT Caucus
Community Education Council District 14
Community Education Council 4
Parents for Responsive Equitable Safe Schools- PRESS NYC
Parents Supporting Parents NY
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
Frack Outta BK
Showing Up For Racial Justice- SURJ NYC
Sign the Petition Support students, educators, school staff and parents fighting for a remote option!
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On April 29th, I will receive the Lifetime Community Service Award from @HostosCollege. Proud to be receiving this and privileged to have worked w/ Hostos for 40+ years. I invite all of my friends to join in the virtual event, please register for free at: https://www. hostosbenefit .com/registration
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is the city’s strongest, most effective leader on behalf of the Bronx & Latino New Yorkers -- & I’m honored to have his support. Ruben & I are from different boroughs, but we come from the same place, & together, we’ll fight to make this City fairer for all.
Friends of Pelham Parkway host Earth Day cleanups – Bronx Times On April 17, Friends of Pelham Parkway hosted an Earth Day cleanup event with Councilman and Borough President Candidate Fernando Cabrera.
Councilman Fernando Cabrera for Fernando Cabrera for Bronx Borough President 2021 vote June 22!
Senator Gustavo Rivera on New York Nursing Homes | New York NOW The controversy over the Cuomo administration's handling of nursing homes continues. Senate Health Chair Gustavo Rivera, D-Bronx, has an update.Learn More: h...
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Let our neighborhood support one of our own!
A resident in KH
A faith based leader in KH
A Councilmember for KH
And let’s make him our NEXT Bronx Borough President from KH!!!!!
Community Mural For Earth Day Join me and make a gift to the Community Mural For Earth Day!
NYC Town Hall on Environmental Justice An overview of NYC's Environmental Justice Program & information on how you can help develop the first Environmental Justice for All Report.
High school students could be fully trained plumbers and electricians by age 20 | CBC News Windsor-Essex electricians and plumbers could be fully qualified to work by the time they are 20 years old. That's if they take advantage of an expanding skilled trades program the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board and St. Clair College have been working on.
The Pierre and Tana Matisse Scholarship 2020 The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation is committed to supporting people from communities who directly experience the consequences of injustice and discrimination every day of their lives. In partnership with UNCF, the Foundation has developed The Pierre and Tana Matisse Scholarship program to provi...
From our Councilman Fernando Cabrera
Gardens have pulled America out of some of its darkest times. We need another revival. Despite the headlines, Victory Gardens aren’t back. Not yet.
From Senator Gustavo Rivera
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The Bronx Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s flagship park, has created a unique window into the natural world for city dwellers in the heart of the Bronx, and serves as a springboard for conservation efforts across the entire planet.
Pregones / Puerto Rican Traveling Theater — Two Great Stages, One Great Theater! Get on the Bronx-Manhattan Theater Express!
The first and oldest Latino serving charitable organization in NYC, founded in 1934. Presents diverse, contemporary visual & performing arts & education programming for all ages.
DreamYard uses the arts as a tool to improve teaching and learning & to build community. As the largest arts learning provider in the Bronx, DY impacts the social and intellectual growth of thousands through safe, and creatively challenging programs.
Learn more about our community that is committed to an environment in which all are welcome wherever they or their families find themselves on their Jewish journey, inclusive of any age, race, orientation, gender identity, ability, and economic status.
BCHN assures access to quality, affordable medical, behavioral and oral health and related services for over 114,000 children and adults annually at 21 network health centers, including 9 school-based health centers.
Building Community Capacity for Juvenile Justice Reform
Maharat is the first yeshiva to ordain women to serve as Orthodox clergy and was founded in 2009.
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Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing poor and low income African immigrant women to improve the qualities of their lives, strengthen their families and develop their communities.
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En Foco is a non-profit that supports contemporary photographers of diverse cultures, primarily U.S. residents of Latino, African and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific.