Education

English teacher Keedra Gibba (right) helps make the Ghanaian dish Kelewele with parent and native Ghanaian Julia Boahene, alongside eigth grader Whiteney Wyche, 13, at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School on Feb. 23. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Learning About Africa After School

African, Bronx, Education February 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

An after-school program looks to fill in the dearth of African history in the Ethical Culture Fieldston School’s curriculum and will culminate in a trip to Ghana, reports The Riverdale Press.

Samsun Nahar, a parent leader with Desis Rising Up and Moving or DRUM, speaks to advocates, other parents and the press about the lack of translation and interpretation services for Bengali at her kids' schools in the Bronx. After speaking to the crowd in Bengali, Roksana Mun, also with DRUM gave Nahar's speech in English.  (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

Schools Urged to Offer More Language Services for Parents

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks February 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition’s Education Collaborative is urging schools to offer more language access services to parents.

Public Versus Charter Schools: One Family’s Experience

Public Versus Charter Schools: One Family’s Experience

Brooklyn, Education, Featured Posts, Video February 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Learn what the parents of children in one Brooklyn family have to say about the merits of public versus charter schools in this video by Bianca Flowers.

LaGuardia Students Capture the ‘Faces of Islam’

LaGuardia Students Capture the ‘Faces of Islam’

Education, Muslim, Queens February 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm

The photo exhibit at the Queens Museum displays the diverse faces of LaGuardia students and staff as well as city officials and activists, reports Times Ledger.

(Photo by Kelly Garbato, Creative Commons license)

Teaching Beyond the Holocaust

Education, Jewish, New York January 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Holocaust education in New York public schools has expanded in recent years to also cover other genocides and human rights violations, reports The Jewish Week.

Angelo Cabrera in Mott Haven (Photo by Natalie Fertig for Mott Haven Herald)

Editor Urges Help for Cabrera

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Opinion January 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The founder of MASA has been denied legal immigration status to the U.S., and Mott Haven Herald’s Bernard L. Stein urges action to help him.

Korean language students at the Korean Culture Center during a lesson. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Diversity in Korean Language Schools

East Asian, Education, New York January 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm

More people not of Korean background are taking Korean language lessons, schools in the city report to The Korea Times.

Students at Progress High School in Brooklyn videoconference with counterparts in the Kurdistan region in Iraq. (Photo via Greenpoint Gazette)

Students in Kurdistan and Brooklyn ‘Meet’ Via Video

Brooklyn, Education, Middle Eastern, Youth December 30, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Students in Irbil, Iraq and Brooklyn, NY met via a videoconference sponsored by Global Nomads Group to learn how their counterparts live.

(Left to right) Palisades Park councilman Jong Chul Lee, mayor James Rotundo, deputy mayor Jason Kim. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Japanese Petition Against NJ Class on ‘Comfort Women’

East Asian, Education, History, Metro Area December 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Two extremist Japanese groups filed a petition with officials of Palisades Park, N.J., asking that no class be taught about Korea’s comfort women.

A classroom in Banana Kelly HIgh School (Photo via The Hunts Point Express)

Renewal to Help Bronx Schools Turn Around

Bronx, Education, Uncategorized December 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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.

Ellie (Xinrui) Zhu (Photo via World Journal)

How Asian Students Get into Specialized High Schools

East Asian, Education December 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm

A young Chinese-born filmmaker looked at the special factors at work that help Asian students get into specialized high schools, World Journal reports.

Dominican Studies Institute Celebrates 20 Years

Dominican Studies Institute Celebrates 20 Years

Dominican, Education, Manhattan December 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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.

Maimouna Haidaia (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Easing the Regents Burden for Some

Bronx, Education, Immigration, New York December 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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.

The cast of "Study Abroad." The fifth from the left is producer Cathy Jiang. The fourth from the left is Yung-Jen Yang.

Chinese Students in the U.S. Aim to Correct Their Image

East Asian, Education, Youth December 1, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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.

Third grader Phoenix holds up a card with his name written inKorean. (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Introducing Korea to Third Graders in Park Slope

Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks November 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Korean customs, language and history were introduced to students at P.S. 321 by visiting Korean university students.