by Jordi Gassó | Aug 15, 2014 7:50 am
Streaks of green, violet and vermillion adorned a wall in Room 118. The variegated mural, of seven human figures raising their arms toward the sky, seems to pulsate with kinetic energy — a tie-dye starburst of color.
by Paul Bass | Aug 8, 2014 3:05 pm | Comments (13)
Michael Collins and Dee Johnson were glad to hear the city’s finding a buyer to rescue a vacant house on their block—and they hope the right kind of buyer ends up with it.
by Staff | Aug 4, 2014 2:13 pm
An ambitious youth arts-enrichment center based at Science Park is opening an outpost in Newhallville to help lead an experiment in reversing the fortunes of a struggling school.
by Melissa Bailey | Aug 1, 2014 2:17 pm | Comments (3)
Fresh from a national film tour and dinner with Jimmy Carter, Winfred Rembert is preparing to display his colorful carved-leather scenes of cotton-picking and chain gangs to a hometown audience.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 28, 2014 5:01 pm | Comments (21)
Mayor Toni Harp’s campaign pledge to bring a nearly 11-hour optional school day to Lincoln-Bassett School came true Monday, as the state announced it will help pay the bill.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 23, 2014 2:31 pm | Comments (17)
Elm City College Preparatory Middle School has emerged as the most likely seat of an ambitious experiment to reinvent K-8 education with two-week-long student expeditions, daily martial arts, and a “huge” investment in technology.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 18, 2014 12:49 pm | Comments (6)
Neighbors shut their doors to avoid confrontation as a pack of teenage bikers set upon Newhallville—armed with pamphlets about going green and saving money.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 18, 2014 8:45 am | Comments (6)
At the new Lincoln-Bassett School, teachers will come early. Students will be invited to stay late. Class sizes will be smaller. Staff will use the Comer Method to help kids cope with trauma.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 17, 2014 3:42 pm | Comments (9)
After firing their scandal-plagued management partner, Rev. Eldren Morrison and his colleagues hired a $150,000 school director and voted to open their new charter school next month anyway—with 120 instead of 225 kids.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 15, 2014 3:06 pm | Comments (2)
“Strong is sexy! And I am sexy, baby!” shouted the women in Mubarakah Ibrahim’s early morning “boot camp” exercise class. By fall, more women may be shouting those phrases—in free classes at a new not-for-profit gym in Newhallville.