Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
Search

Join Us on Facebook!  Join us on LinkedIn!  Subscribe to our RSS Feeds!
News & Press
Filter news by category:

WNYC reports on the recent announcement by the NYC Department of Education of a $15 million program to address the underrepresentation of African American and Latino students at the specialized high schools:

http://www.wnyc.org/story/city-recruit-more-blacks-latinos-specialized-high-schools/


The DoE's initiative will focus mainly on improving outreach (to increase awareness of the specialized high schools), improving education, and offering free test preparation in underrepresented communities. These initiatives are exactly what the Bronx Science Alumni Association has been advocating.

The DoE is not proposing to change the admissions standards, and in the announcement Mayor de Blasio said such standards must be maintained. Many Bronx Science alumni stepped up to advance these changes.

We'd like to thank all alumni for their input and support, including all those who spoke out publicly and passionately, including NYS Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz (class of 1971), NYS Senator Toby Stavisky (class of 1956), former NYS Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (class of 1976), and especially our esteemed former principals, Stanley Blumenstein (class of 1963) and Vincent Galasso, who in December 2014 voluntarily traveled from afar and waited 9 hours just to give their allotted 3 minutes of spirited testimony at City Hall in support of the mission of the specialized high schools.


We consider this a a great victory for all stakeholders, especially students of all backgrounds, as we improve education while keeping the standard objective, transparent, and incorruptible.

School News
Friday, March 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Forbes Magazine Profiles the Fe Maidens, Bronx Science's All-Girl Robotics Team »
Forbes Magazine presents a terrific profile of the Fe Maidens , Bronx Science's all-girl Robotics Team. The Fe Maide...
Thursday, January 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bronx Science in the New York Times about Wifi and Bandwidth »
The New York Times writes about the struggles of Bronx Science and its network administrators to maintain bandwidth, as...
Thursday, January 07, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seven Bronx Science Seniors Named Intel Semifinalists »
BREAKING NEWS - the Intel Science Talent Search announced their 2016 Semifinalists . Bronx Science students earne...
Saturday, November 07, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bronx Science Girls Tennis Sweeps PSAL Finals, Wins TItle »
BREAKING ATHLETICS NEWS -- Bronx Science Girls Tennis Wins PSAL Individual Championships ! On Thursday, November 5th...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
United Nations Ambassador Power Visits Bronx Science »
On Monday, June 8th, Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations , spoke to Bronx Science studen...

Alumni News
Friday, June 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Commencement 2016 »
The 2016 Bronx Science Commencement took place today at The United Palace Theater in upper Manhattan. Congratulations...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dept. of Education Advances a $15M Plan Aimed at Increasing Diversity »
WNYC reports on the recent announcement by the NYC Department of Education of a $15 million program to address the un...
Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
George Yancopoulos ('76) and Regeneron to Sponsor Science Talent Search »
BREAKING NEWS - Regeneron to Assume Sponsorship of Science Talent Search "What goes around, comes around," as the sayi...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Phoenix New Times writes about Sheila Grinell ('62) »
The Phoenix New Times writes about Sheila Grinell (Bronx Science '62) and her decision to leave the CEO job at the Ar...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos ('81) In Quad City Times »
The Quad City Times writes about 100 year-old Lillian Weber, who began sewing dresses for African girls at age 96 and ha...

Become a member of the Alumni Association, and join a thriving community of passionate, energetic alumni.  Members receive the alumni newsletter, event discounts, and more!

Every year thousands of Science alumni get together and celebrate friendships and good memories.  Your friends and classmates can't wait to see you -- don't miss your upcoming reunion!

Bronx Science needs your support!  From laboratory equipment to new classrooms, find out how you can help current students and contribute to the continued success of your alma mater.