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HARLEM — When Nadva Zeimer became the principal of Harlem Renaissance High School, it was on its last legs.

“When I showed up, the school was persistently low-achieving. The school had every negative designation known and then the city told us that they were going to shut it down,” he said. “A year later we received our first A grade.”

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Children in Motion

Children at the Red Balloon where they learn, play, grow and learn to socialize with others, on the road to success.


The Road to Success Starts at The Red Balloon
The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start Hi Norma, Seems so long ago! Declan attended Anderson from Sept 2002 to June 2011, and now Beacon High School from Sept 2011 to present, expected graduation is June 2015. We’re looking at colleges now and can let you know where he ends up this time next year! The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start his educational experience, with loving and nurturing teachers and staff who created an environment that enabled him to develop important social and academic skills that helped him to become the student and person that he is ...


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