Monthly Archives: July 2016

Classroom Treasure: Israel Reyes

Public School 69X Journey Prep is a 93-year-old school building in the Bronx, near Soundview, with a student body of about 600, most of them Hispanic. It suffers from many of the typical problems of urban schools – budgets in … Continue reading

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Upcoming Things to See in NYC

There are always tons of things to see and do in the Big Apple, especially if you’re a lover of the arts. These coming summer weeks are no different! The New York Times has rounded up some really great options … Continue reading

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Kehinde Wiley: A Portrait of a Portrait Artist

Kehinde Wiley grew up in South Central Los Angeles in the late 80’s. As a kid, his mother made sure that he and his twin brother were focused on education and not pulled into the violence and danger of the … Continue reading

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Don’t Go to the Brooklyn Museum This Weekend!

Here’s your PSA: the Brooklyn Museum will be closed this weekend because of an air-conditioning outage. As temperatures soar over 90 in New York City this weekend, the outage is an important reminder of the powerful effect hot weather can … Continue reading

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