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New Rochelle Board of Education Appoints Former Obama Official to Chair School Violence Task Force

Featured Posts - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:10

Dr. Jonathan Brice

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin announced today the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Brice to Chair the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth.

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How PBIS is implemented at Isaac E. Young Middle School

Featured Posts - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:31
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In a letter to Isaac E. Young Middle School parents dated January 29, 2018, Assistant Principal Tawanda Robinson warned that as all students have been taught the Tier 1 expectations over the first two marking periods that school now reserves “the right at this time of year, to implement second stage consequences or higher.”

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Structure Fire in North End of New Rochelle

Featured Posts - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:49
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Fire Department responded to a structure fire with flames through the roof this morning at 96 Amherst Drive near Stratton Road in New Rochelle.

Flames were shooting out through the roof towards the back of the house.

Fire Chief Lou DeMiglio said there was a lot of smoke when firefighters arrived on the scene. Two residents, a husband and wife exited the home on their home. The fire started in the attic.

There were no reported injuries.

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New SAT, but Same Old Problems | radical eyes for equity

Sports River of News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:37
"New SAT, but Same Old Problems (The Greenville News) [https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/opinion/2017/10/22/new-sat-but-same-old-problems/783799001/ ] P.L. Thomas, professor of Education, Furman University While South Carolina has joined several states in rejecting Common Core for public school standards and testing, one powerful legacy remains, the revised SAT. An original architect of the Common Core, David Coleman, now heads the College Board and has championed the new SAT, partly as more aligned with the Common Core. Paul Hyde’s recent coverage of Greenville high schools’ scores on the revised test as well as a piece on charter schools and the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities offers a prime opportunity to address a new test but the same old problems. Many advocating the new SAT have suggested that changing the test could address the large and persistent score gaps along race, social class, and gender lines. However, reporting in Education Week, Catherine Gewertz reveals: “The 2017 SAT scores show inequities similar to those of earlier years. Asian (1181), white (1118), and multiracial (1103) students score far above the average composite score of 1060, while Hispanic (990) and African-American (941) students score significantly below it.” For Greenville county as we consider the newest data and our urge to rank high schools by average SAT scores, we must once again confront some important facts that simple ranking tends to mask: •SAT average scores should never be used to rank schools, districts, or states in terms of academic quality; this caution, in fact, comes from the College Board itself. • SAT scores remain most strongly correlated with parental income, parental levels of education, gender (average male scores are higher than female scores), race, and access to courses. • SAT scores are designed solely to be predictive for college success (not to measure academic quality of any school or state); however, high school GPA has long been a better predictor than the test."

New SAT, but Same Old Problems | radical eyes for equity

College Sports River of News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:37
"New SAT, but Same Old Problems (The Greenville News) [https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/opinion/2017/10/22/new-sat-but-same-old-problems/783799001/ ] P.L. Thomas, professor of Education, Furman University While South Carolina has joined several states in rejecting Common Core for public school standards and testing, one powerful legacy remains, the revised SAT. An original architect of the Common Core, David Coleman, now heads the College Board and has championed the new SAT, partly as more aligned with the Common Core. Paul Hyde’s recent coverage of Greenville high schools’ scores on the revised test as well as a piece on charter schools and the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities offers a prime opportunity to address a new test but the same old problems. Many advocating the new SAT have suggested that changing the test could address the large and persistent score gaps along race, social class, and gender lines. However, reporting in Education Week, Catherine Gewertz reveals: “The 2017 SAT scores show inequities similar to those of earlier years. Asian (1181), white (1118), and multiracial (1103) students score far above the average composite score of 1060, while Hispanic (990) and African-American (941) students score significantly below it.” For Greenville county as we consider the newest data and our urge to rank high schools by average SAT scores, we must once again confront some important facts that simple ranking tends to mask: •SAT average scores should never be used to rank schools, districts, or states in terms of academic quality; this caution, in fact, comes from the College Board itself. • SAT scores remain most strongly correlated with parental income, parental levels of education, gender (average male scores are higher than female scores), race, and access to courses. • SAT scores are designed solely to be predictive for college success (not to measure academic quality of any school or state); however, high school GPA has long been a better predictor than the test."

February Vacation Week Programs at New Rochelle Public Library February Vacation Week Programs at New Rochelle Public Library

Lifestyle River of News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:35

February Vacation Week Programs at New Rochelle Public Library February Vacation Week Programs at New Rochelle Public Library

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- When school is out for February vacation, the New Rochelle Public Library is in full-swing with an array of free programs for students in Pre-K through Grade 5.

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February Vacation Week Programs at New Rochelle Public Library February Vacation Week Programs at New Rochelle Public Library

Featured Posts - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:35

February Vacation Week Programs at New Rochelle Public Library February Vacation Week Programs at New Rochelle Public Library

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- When school is out for February vacation, the New Rochelle Public Library is in full-swing with an array of free programs for students in Pre-K through Grade 5.

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02/24 African Dance and Drum Performance at Library 2 PM

Lifestyle River of News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:19

African Dance and Drum Performance at Library

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- An African Dance and Drum performance will be presented by the Bokandeye African Dance Troupe on Saturday, February 24th at 2:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. A “BID Family Day” event, the performance is free and open to all ages. 

Anthony Wooden, founder and director of Bokandeye African Dance Troupe, will lead his acclaimed 

troupe of dancers and drummers in a program depicting the rich cultural meanings of the 

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02/24 African Dance and Drum Performance at Library 2 PM

Featured Posts - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:19

African Dance and Drum Performance at Library

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- An African Dance and Drum performance will be presented by the Bokandeye African Dance Troupe on Saturday, February 24th at 2:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. A “BID Family Day” event, the performance is free and open to all ages. 

Anthony Wooden, founder and director of Bokandeye African Dance Troupe, will lead his acclaimed 

troupe of dancers and drummers in a program depicting the rich cultural meanings of the 

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ALMS Club To Encourage Healthy Relationships

Featured Posts - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:05

ALMS Club To Encourage Healthy Relationships

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Next month, Albert Leonard Middle School will become the home of a Rising STAR club, set up at the school with Hope's Door to encourage healthy dating relationships.

Organized by faculty advisor Cory Binenbaum, a health teacher, the group's first meeting will be Feb. 13.

Hope's Door came to the school recently to give the eighth graders guidance and advice on what makes a relationship healthy or unhealthy. Student Quincy Simmons said it was helpful learning the lesson, "so you know how to handle yourself in a relationship."

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Trinity Students Enjoy Hands-On Lesson With Animals

Featured Posts - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:51

Trinity Students Enjoy Hands-On Lesson With Animals

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Alice the box turtle, Chili the chinchilla, and a few of their friends visited first-graders at Trinity Elementary School recently when The Nature Company stopped by to teach them about creatures from around the world.

Anthony Cogswell, founder of The Nature Company, brought the mini-menagerie to the school, along with facts about each critter, for in-depth science lessons the students could get their hands on.

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Update Your Contact Information to Receive Important Announcements

Featured Posts - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:38

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle has made it easier for school families to provide or update their contact information. Updating this information is a vital step in the District's process of communicating information quickly and clearly to parents and guardians about events such as school delays, closings or emergency situations.

City School District of New Rochelle The District delivers this information through emails, phone messages and texts, so it is important to have the most accurate and up-to-date contact information for every family.

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District Moves Forward with Safety Measures

Featured Posts - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:27

District Moves Forward with Safety Measures

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle continues to add safety and security measures, now aided by input from a community information meeting that filled the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium in New Rochelle High School.

"I want to assure everyone that the valuable input we gathered will help guide the District as we continue to adopt measures that hold the safety of our students as our top priority," Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne said after the Tuesday meeting.

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MBKNewRo Donates Books

Featured Posts - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:16

City School District of New Rochelle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Schools across the City School District of New Rochelle recently welcomed a precious gift - free books, donated by My Brother's Keeper. The books were part of a collection drive bounty that Volunteer New York! ran for MBKNewRo during its for 9/11 Day of Service back in 2016.

MBKNewRo, a partnership of the City of New Rochelle and the school district collected enough books to spread reading materials throughout the city, helping to ensure that children and young adults have something to read.

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High School Teacher Follows Her Passion

Featured Posts - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:00

High School Teacher Follows Her Passion

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Debbie Minchin follows her passion day in and day out in her role as New Rochelle High School's AP U.S. government teacher, and she encourages her students to do the same.

"I think my students are interesting people," said Minchin, who is marking her 25th year of teaching at the high school. "I'm interested in what they think and why they think as they do. My real passion is helping them find and nurture their current passions and maybe find passions they didn't know they had."

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(9) Tail Risk Hedge Pioneer Spitznagel on Safe Havens - YouTube

Fire & Police River of News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 10:19
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Middle Schools Announce Geography Bee Winners

Featured Posts - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 09:34

Middle Schools Announce Geography Bee Winners

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Approximately 70 students from Isaac E. Young Middle School and Albert Leonard Middle School answered tough quizzes about mountain passes, rivers and state boundaries when they participated in the first round of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee competition, held Jan. 29 and 30. 

Brian Hernandez, an Isaac E. Young Middle School eighth-grader, and Nikhil Mukraj, an Albert Leonard Middle School seventh-grader, won their respective schools' competition and have a chance for a $50,000 college scholarship, should they win the national competition.

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Henry Barnard Prepares for Black History Month

Featured Posts - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 09:25

Henry Barnard Prepares for Black History Month

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In an effort to expand the Social Studies curriculum to include black history beyond February, Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center students started exploring the topics of slavery and freedom in January, reading about the Underground Railroad and its heroes, and working on two art projects commemorating Harriet Tubman and the enslaved people she helped to seek freedom.

Kindergarteners are creating their own quilt codes, inspired by those used by enslaved people on their flight to freedom, while first-graders are creating a mosaic of Harriet Tubman.

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