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In The Booth with Curt Bloom

Aug 3, 2012 • by John Battle • Sports and Family Magazine
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"My hope is that when a team member, no matter who they are or for whom they are playing, put that uniform on, they understand how lucky and how privileged they are." More

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Family wants answers after Bronx native Victoria Rexach dies during childbirth

Sep 10, 2014 • News 12 Bronx (registration)
A Bronx family is calling for an investigation after a pregnant woman died in the delivery room. According to loved ones, 30-year-old Victoria Rexach, a Bronx native, passed away while giving birth to premature twins at Richmond University Medical ... More

Barbara Rice and Katherine Callaghan

Aug 17, 2014 • New York Times
Ms. Callaghan, 34, is the principal of the Bronx Leadership Academy II, a high school. She graduated from Harvard and has a master's degree in educational leadership from Bank Street College of Education in Manhattan. She is a daughter of Gale Munson ... More

A Team Approach to Get Students College Ready

May 15, 2013 • New York Times (blog)
When Parker Sheffy, a first-year teacher in the Bronx Leadership Academy II, a high school in the South Bronx, talks shop with friends who are also new teachers, he often hears about the problems they are facing: students not showing up to class on ... More

Blue Engine: The Next—and Better—Teach for America?

Jul 31, 2013 • TakePart
Katherine Callaghan, the principal of the Bronx Leadership Academy II, told The New York Times: “Blue Engine has moved a huge number of our students in a way that nothing else that we've ever tried has been able to do.” President Obama has also taken ... More

City Teachers Travel the World, Bring Back New Lessons for Their Students

May 22, 2011 • WNYC
Kate Philpott-Jensen is one of 48 New York City school teachers to receive travel grants from the donor-supported group Fund for Teachers. She was awarded $5,000 for her proposal to travel to American Indian reservations in the Northwestern United States. More

Bronx gym teacher arrested for faking doctors' notes to play hooky

Feb 5, 2008 • New York Daily News
Brenna Stewart, 46, used one of the nine days she skipped work at Bronx Leadership Academy II to accompany her mother to court the day the radical lawyer was sentenced to 28 months behind bars for helping Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman communicate with his ... More

Teacher Held in Forgery of Time-Off Requests

Feb 4, 2008 • New York Times
Paul O. Boisvert for The New York Times ... The charges against Ms. Stewart, a physical education teacher at Bronx Leadership Academy II, are based on an inquiry by Richard J. Condon, the special commissioner of investigation for the city schools. More

Denver plans shared-school campuses

Nov 8, 2008 • Denver Post
In New York, KIPP Infinity's students wear uniforms, walk in single file and remain in school until 5 p.m. The walls are adorned with murals of classic book covers and inspirational messages. A doorway serves as the boundary between KIPP (Knowledge Is ... More

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