Category Archives: Community

Iona Residence Hall Reflects New Partnership

Last week, I attended the ground-breaking for Iona’s new student residence hall on North Avenue.  The building will also include taxable commercial space on the ground level.  You can read more about the event in this press release from the college. This development is obviously an important step forward for Iona, but it is also … Continue reading Iona Residence Hall Reflects New Partnership

New Ro Accepts “My Brother’s Keeper” Challenge

My Brother’s Keeper is a Presidential initiative aimed at helping more young people thrive in school and transition successfully to work, with an emphasis on better collaboration among service providers, educators, government, and the broader community. For several months, a group of local civic leaders — with Council Member Jared Rice, NRHS Principal Reggie Richardson, … Continue reading New Ro Accepts “My Brother’s Keeper” Challenge

Bridges Award at SEPTA Dinner

The annual Special Education PTA (SEPTA) dinner is always a terrific event, drawing hundreds of people and celebrating some truly extraordinary teachers and students.  This year’s dinner on Thursday was no exception. Here I am with Michael Apollo, who received the “Student Bridges” Award (and gave a really exceptional speech,) plus the winners of the … Continue reading Bridges Award at SEPTA Dinner

Thoughtful Comments on State Ed Tests

I am no expert on educational testing and wouldn’t presume to offer my own comments on the subject.  But the following observations from Todd Kern, a New Rochelle resident and public school parent whose professional life is devoted to academic innovation, are so thoughtful and informative that I felt his words deserved to be shared … Continue reading Thoughtful Comments on State Ed Tests