Dear Bronx Community:
As we begin a New Year, we are inspired by the all the ways in which our community has stepped up to the challenges of these difficult times. From our essential workers to our small businesses to local volunteers and community leaders, we thank you for fighting with and for us all. On these pages, we will continue to celebrate the acts of heroism we witness each day in our classrooms. Our school leaders, teachers, parents and school champions are making sure Bronx students are ready to thrive. Thanks to their hard work, we begin 2021 stronger, more capable and better prepared to provide students with a great education whether they are learning at home or in person.
In 2021, there are more lessons we can share together. We must remain vigilant in keeping our staff, students and families safe. As more schools prepare to bring students back in person, we want to continue learning with and from all of our school peers in the borough, whether they be traditional public, charter public, parochial or private. Working together we can deliver a quality education to all Bronx children.
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In This Together
For Remote Learning
Most schools – traditional public, charter public and private – have moved to some form of remote learning. There are many lessons and experiences that we, as Bronx charter public schools, have learned since March.
This document shares some of our best practices for all teachers and schools. We want to be part of the solution in this unprecedented moment, because we are all in this moment together on behalf of our communities.
Additional Resources for Teachers
As schools continue to teach remotely, here are several helpful resources for teachers to continue teaching students in the Bronx.
- Happy Teacher Revolution is a network of teachers helping to promote wellness with virtual trainings and support group meetings.
- NCTE Member Gathering, National Council of Teachers of English provides weekly gatherings for members to share ideas and offer support to peers.
- Educating Through Crisis, National Education Association lays out steps for ensuring physical and mental wellness with webinars and other online information.
- The Educator’s Room is a collection of articles and tips for improving education using the experience of teachers.
- Resilient Educator provides articles for educators on self-care, teaching tips, and professional development.
1010 WINS News Radio: President Biden Inaugural Speech was Listened to in Spanish at a School in the Bronx
Joe Biden's inaugural speech filled the cafeteria at the American Dream Academy in the South Bronx.
Students at the American Dream Charter School absorbed the message of the day.
Chalkbeat: Inauguration Day 2021: Here are Some Ways U.S. Teachers Plan to Approach the Historic Moment
The American Dream School in the Bronx is hosting a schoolwide inauguration watch party by streaming the event, said Felix Sanchez, a 12th grade government teacher. The school’s student council and government classes will facilitate by asking trivia questions about...
CBS 2: Bronx School’s Inauguration Watch Party Leaves Students Awestruck And Eager To Take Part In Democracy
The lesson at American Dream Charter High School was not about looking back at the past, but rather experiencing history in the making.
Students at The American Dream Charter School in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx got to witness history over Zoom on Wednesday, as Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States.
Students in the Bronx watched the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday at their schools. Students from Classical Charter Schools and American Dream Charter School attended inauguration viewing events while having a politics lesson at the same time.
Eileen Newman, Executive Director of The Center for Bronx Non-Profits, sat down with three members of the UD Team II Bronx school community to ask, "What makes Urban Dove special?"
With the deadline for the U.S Census now set for Oct. 16 at 6 a.m., several Bronx public charter schools are encouraging communities throughout the Bronx to ensure they fill out the census and get counted. Across the country, there are attempts to undercount...
NEW YORK - While remote learning has been challenging for many, some teachers are reporting that a handful of their students are actually thriving. "My team has said, on average, at least one child per class is thriving sometimes more," said Lynette Guastaferro, the...
Bronx Times: Bronx charter school recognized for academic excellence with National Blue Ribbon Schools award
A Bronx charter school was once again recognized on a national scale for its academic excellence. South Bronx Classical I of Classical Charter Schools was named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School, an annual award that recognizes select schools across the nation for...