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Students to Participate in Medgar Evers SOAR with STEM

On Friday, February 2nd, some of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Public School 5’s students left their neighborhood school classroom for college campus life. The students were chosen to participate in “The Soar with STEM” Program. The 16-week curriculum, created in concert with PS5, was created to expose students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. As part of the program, students travel weekly to the Medgar Evers campus to take classes taught by top professors in those fields. In addition to learning about robotics, creating apps, they’re exposed to advance mathematics. The program is part of Medgar Evers College Pipeline initiative.

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Students at one Brooklyn public school are making a business that's, one for the books. 

For the first time, the student-run bookstore at PS 5 in Bed-Stuy opened to the community with a book drive Saturday at the school.

After noticing a lack of bookstores in the area, students decided they wanted to start their own location. Many of the books are donated.

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The National Principal Leadership Institute recently presented Dr. Ronald E. McNair Public School 5 with its 2017 School Innovation and Change Award (SICA). “I am tremendously excited about this award today because it is going to a school that is a model of what this award is all about,” shared Dr. Lew Smith. “[Dr. Ronald E. McNair] proved what can be done. He proved it in his own life and the school named after him is proving it as well.” The prestigious award is given annually to recognize schools that rose from underperforming to exemplary. In the 18 years that the award has been in existence over 950 schools from across the 48 states have been awarded. This year, PS5 was 1 of 4 schools to receive the special honor.

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams practices mindful breathing techniques, and beginning Sept. 7, public school students in all five boroughs will too. 

Adams’ new mindfulness program will have students from kindergarten to 12th grade spending between two and five minutes daily practicing mindful breathing


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