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In case you haven’t heard, this past July New York State Education Commissioner, MaryEllen Elia, has made a significant stride in education.

Len Tantillo, an architectural designer, delivered a captivating speech at last month’s Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference 2015. In a documentary mentioned in the keynote speech called “Hudson River Journeys,” Tantillo and folk singer Pete Seeger explore the beauty of “America’s first river,” adding an aesthetic element to the river that that is most well-known by many for its pollution.

Whether you’re one of thousands of New York City residents who’s had trouble obtaining a form of government-issued identification, or you simply want to enjoy some of the perks of living in the Big Apple, IDNYC is great resource for all New Yorkers.

Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core is an annual conference aimed at classroom teachers, school librarians, public librarians, academic librarians, public historians, and representatives from museums, archives, public television, NYS historic sites, performing arts and other cultural organizations.

The Gotham Professional Arts Academy, a public high school in Bedford Stuyvesant, works with cultural institutions throughout New York City to spark conversations between high school students, experienced educators, and community members.