Sunday, 21 September 2014

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Doing More for LGBT Students

Doing More for LGBT Students

Concerns of LGBT students are being addressed, but more could be done, Chalkbeat reports.

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Korean Instruction at Baruch?

Korean Instruction at Baruch?

Students in the Korean club at Baruch College are urging the introduction of Korean instruction at the school, Korea Daily reports.

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English-Language Learners Promised More Support

English-Language Learners Promised More Support

English-language learners in New York public schools were promised more support from Chancellor Carmen Fariña and her new head of ELL, Milady Baez, reports Chalkbeat.

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Coalition Asks City to Reform Schools’ Discipline Code

Coalition Asks City to Reform Schools’ Discipline Code

A citywide coalition of students, parents and activists is urging the de Blasio administration to reform the schools’ discipline code to end the "school-to-prison pipeline,” reports Amsterdam News.

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Parents Criticize Asian-Only Kindergarten Class

Parents Criticize Asian-Only Kindergarten Class

An article in the English-language version of The Korea Times reports that parents at a school in Queens are disturbed by the fact that one kindergarten class consists entirely of Chinese and Korean students.

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Preparing for New Immigrant Students

Preparing for New Immigrant Students

The Internationals Network for Public Schools welcomes youth from Central America as well as many other nations.

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Universal Pre-K Offers Immigrant Mothers an Economic Boost

Universal Pre-K Offers Immigrant Mothers an Economic Boost

The city’s new program will allow many in low-income communities to take up paid work.

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Students Talk about Segregated Schools

Students Talk about Segregated Schools

The Riverdale Press went into some of New York's segregated schools to hear what students say about the consequences of racial isolation and division.

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Parents Call for Boycott of Newark Schools

Parents Call for Boycott of Newark Schools

A parent's group, NPS Boycott 4 Freedom, is advocating a September 4 boycott to protest a restructuring plan for a number of the Newark schools, Colorlines reports.

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Prepping for Pre-K

Prepping for Pre-K

Training and evaluation of the 1,000 new pre-K teachers NYC requires is challenging, Chalkbeat reports in a pair of articles.

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On LI, Immigrant Kids Face Enrollment Hurdles

On LI, Immigrant Kids Face Enrollment Hurdles

On Long Island, immigrant kids sometimes face difficulties enrolling in schools, Long Island WINS reports.

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