Education

Bronx Teacher Surprised With $25,000 National Prize

After thousands of nominations and over 800 applications for 2016, just four lucky and amazing teachers were awarded a $25,000 national prize for their hard work in delivering results in the classroom.

Evelyn Rebollar, 9th to 12th grade high school English teacher at Bronx Arena High School in Soundview is that lucky teacher who made the rigorous vetting process to win the Fishman Prize For Superlative Classroom Practice from The New Teacher Project (TNTP).

Bronx Teacher Surprised With $25,000 National Prize

After thousands of nominations and over 800 applications for 2016, just four lucky and amazing teachers were awarded a $25,000 national prize for their hard work in delivering results in the classroom.

Evelyn Rebollar, 9th to 12th grade high school English teacher at Bronx Arena High School in Soundview is that lucky teacher who made the rigorous vetting process to win the Fishman Prize For Superlative Classroom Practice from The New Teacher Project (TNTP).

Fordham University Student Feels Like A Stranger in Her Own Home Borough; Says University Should Implement a Class on The Bronx

Third generation Bronxite, Antoinette Legnini, and Fordham University student who lives in Belmont in the shadows of the university has these heartfelt words to say which have resonated with many other students online:

“I have never felt like more of a stranger in my own home on Arthur Ave than when I started going to Fordham.

The disconnect between students on campus with people who have been living in this community for years is so great that local Bronx residents are referred to as the (now derogatory term) “locals” – who are assumed to be predominantly Black or Latino. But even with my discomfort on campus – I’m still a white student and have never felt personally discriminated against because I’m not assumed to be from the Bronx.

Hip-Hop Museum Coming To The Old Bronx Courthouse?

After No Longer Empty’s residency and exhibition at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, ‘When You Cut Into The Preset The Future Leaks Out’, and over 6,000 visitors—over 75% from the area and not counting youth programs who graced the halls of this hallowed landmark—many have asked what now?

Well one possibility is that The Universal Hip Hop Museum—the only and official Hip-Hop museum chartered by the State of New York—may in fact call the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse Home. A fitting tribute given the fact that The Bronx is the birthplace of the global phenomenon that is Hip-Hop.

Get Ready To Boogie Down The Concourse! Boogie On The Boulevard is Back!

For 3 Sundays in August (August 2nd, 9th, & 16th) the center lanes of The Grand Concourse will be closed off to vehicular traffic from Noon to 4PM stretching from 161st Street all the way to 167th Street—doubling last year’s footprint of the event!

There will be tons of activities on these days for folks of all ages with free music, arts programs by local artists, and many more! Oh and speaking of art, The BxArts Factory will be on hand with art workshops in their outdoor gallery with DJs spinning music reflecting the borough’s diverse cultures as murals are painted by local artists!