Four schools in the Bronx have been selected for the city’s School Renewal Program, and another has been named a Community School. All will receive assistance to help in turning performance around, reports The Hunts Point Express.
A young Chinese-born filmmaker looked at the special factors at work that help Asian students get into specialized high schools, World Journal reports.
The country’s first university-based research center on Dominicans boasts more than 4,000 books, 8,000 academic articles and 750 doctoral and masters’ dissertations, reports Manhattan Times.
The burden of Regents testing has been eased by a partial waiver that covers students who recently immigrated to the U.S., The Riverdale Press reports.
Chinese students in the U.S. are widely viewed by Chinese as spoiled and wealthy, and now some students here have made a film to counter that image, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Korean customs, language and history were introduced to students at P.S. 321 by visiting Korean university students.
Members of the Urban Youth Collaborative rallied recently for revisions in the school disciplinary code, urging the elimination of infraction B21, Gotham Gazette reports.
Gotham Gazette takes a look at how entrance requirements and demographics compare for specialized high schools in New York, Chicago and Boston.
Transferring out students who lag academically is one strategy principals have tried in a bid to improve results at underperforming schools, Chalkbeat reports.
Civic groups are moving ahead to implement restorative justice programs in the schools, offering an alternative to the school to prison pipeline, City Limits reports.
For New York Latinos, the Dream Act would be one of the few motivations to vote Nov. 4, El Diario reports.
The DOE is struggling to plug gaps in the delivery of special services to students with disabilities in several parts of the city, reports Chalkbeat.
Legislative proposals to reform the Specialized High School Admissions Test have generated contention between incumbent Ron Kim (D) and challenger Phil Gim (R), who are vying for the State Assembly seat in Flushing, according to articles from Sing Tao Daily.
At Greenpoint’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, the percentage of students who met or exceeded proficiency on standardized tests was twice that of those across NY, reports Nowy Dziennik.
A new principal and a new approach motivated students at one Far Rockaway middle school.