Mount Vernon Outcome Over School Board Trustees and Budget Vote Outcome Emboldens Focus and Move Over Upcoming City Council and Comptroller Races
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THANK YOU!   Thank you all for your participation in our recent election for the School Board Trustees and Budget vote.  Voting is the only place our true voice can be heard, our desires can come true and our representatives held accountable.  We’ve started a movement that will make our lives better here in Mount Vernon; not just for some …

eHeziMount Vernon Outcome Over School Board Trustees and Budget Vote Outcome Emboldens Focus and Move Over Upcoming City Council and Comptroller Races
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Lizbeth Morel of School 16 Wins 50th Annual Spelling Bee

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Yonkers 50th Annual Spelling Bee – (L-R) Jessica Abu, Kleanthis Plakas, and Lizbeth Morel. YONKERS, NY — School 16 fifth grade student Lizbeth Morel was named champion of the 50th Annual Spelling Bee, sponsored by Yonkers Public Schools and the Exchange Club of Yonkers. The event, which was held on Monday, June 2, welcomed 79 fifth graders from Yonkers public …

eHeziLizbeth Morel of School 16 Wins 50th Annual Spelling Bee

Statement from Governor Cuomo on Warning from the U.S. Department of Education

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"As I said in my State of the State Address, this state is facing a crisis in our education system and how we hold our schools accountable for their performance in educating our children. We cannot allow a system to continue where we spend the most of any state on education, but rank only 38th in results. It does a disservice …

eHeziStatement from Governor Cuomo on Warning from the U.S. Department of Education

Spano Announces Proposed School Construction Program

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Money Saved to Fund Neighborhood School Construction Mike Spano, candidate for mayor of Yonbkers today proposed an education capital improvement plan to build schools within the growing neighborhood population areas. His proposed plan would be funded using the savings offset by reduced busing costs. “The City spends more than $1,700 per year, per student to take them back and forth …

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Yonkers Federation of Teachers Endorses Christopher Johnson for City Council

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YONKERS, NY — On September 15th, the Yonkers Federation of Teachers voted to endorse Christopher Johnson for Yonkers City Council in the First District.  Johnson has a Masters Degree in Education from Fordham University and has worked with students directly as a volunteer counselor in the College Career Center at Roosevelt High School, as well as being a member of …

eHeziYonkers Federation of Teachers Endorses Christopher Johnson for City Council

Teachers, Parents Issue “Progress Report” on Pain Caused by State Cuts

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YONKERS, NY — Despite claims that $1.3 billion in state budget cuts could easily be absorbed by school districts, Yonkers education leaders say the first three weeks of school have revealed just the opposite. In a “progress report” to be delivered at a Monday news conference, the Yonkers Federation of Teachers and other Westchester-area educators will detail how deep program …

eHeziTeachers, Parents Issue “Progress Report” on Pain Caused by State Cuts

The Art of Criticism as Taught by JOHN SIMON

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"Everybody is a critic now!" the saying goes in this day of the Internet and iCritic and YouTube postings. True criticism is a genuine art form as valid as the art it criticizes. Everybody's critical faculty can be cultivated beyond thumbs up, thumbs down, and the often-heard "I know nothing about it, but I know what I like.!" "The Art …

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Yonkers Public School Superintendent Pierorazio Addresses Governor Cuomo to Approve $5 million NYS Teachers ‘ Retirement System Spinup

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YONKERS, NY — June 29, 2011 — Yonkers Public School Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio today addressed Governor Andrew Cuomo to approve a $5 million New York State Teachers ‘ Retirement System spinup to save the pre-K program. Click to read the YPS-Letter-to-Governor-Save-PreK.

eHeziYonkers Public School Superintendent Pierorazio Addresses Governor Cuomo to Approve $5 million NYS Teachers ‘ Retirement System Spinup

Crotty Congratulates Garrett Park Neighborhood Association for Earning GPTF’s “Greenie Award”

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Annual Bronx River Clean Up Cited as Yonkersites Civic Commitment and Environmental Awareness YONKERS, NY —Joe Crotty, candidate for Yonkers’ 5th Council District joined his fellow neighbors of The Garrett Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) in receiving a Greenie Award from the City of Yonkers’ Green Policy Task Force (GPTF).  The award was given in recognition of the GPNA’s annual Bronx …

eHeziCrotty Congratulates Garrett Park Neighborhood Association for Earning GPTF’s “Greenie Award”