Education

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.

A recent rally on the steps of Tweed Hall, where the Dept. of Education's offices are located. (Photo: @UYC_YouthPower via Gotham Gazette)

Rallying to Reform the School Disciplinary Code

Education, New York, Youth November 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Members of the Urban Youth Collaborative rallied recently for revisions in the school disciplinary code, urging the elimination of infraction B21, Gotham Gazette reports.

(Photo by Orin Hassan, Creative Commons license)

How New York’s Specialized High Schools Compare

Asian, Black, Education, Latino November 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Gotham Gazette takes a look at how entrance requirements and demographics compare for specialized high schools in New York, Chicago and Boston.

Calvin Brown, Jr., 17, was the junior class president and debate team captain at Boys and Girls HS. But after a new principal arrived, he said he was pressured to transfer out. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Transferring Students Out to Boost School Performance

Education November 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Transferring out students who lag academically is one strategy principals have tried in a bid to improve results at underperforming schools, Chalkbeat reports.

Members of the Urban Youth Collaborative demonstrate at City Hall for a more restorative approach to school discipline. (Photo courtesy of Urban Youth Collective via City Limits)

Bringing ‘Restorative Justice’ to NYC Schools

Education, Police, Video November 6, 2014 at 6:36 pm

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.

The Dream Act would be one of the few reasons for Latinos to go to the polls on Nov. 4. (Photo by Marlene Peralta via El Diario)

NY Candidates Use Dream Act to Get Votes

Education, Government, Immigration October 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

For New York Latinos, the Dream Act would be one of the few motivations to vote Nov. 4, El Diario reports.

Karen Sprowal outside her son's middle school following a meeting with staff to discuss his disabilities. Sprowal says services that had been mandated for her son's attention deficit disorder went unmet for three years in elementary school. (Photo by Geoff Decker, via Chalkbeat)

Big Gaps in Services to Special Ed Students

Education, New York October 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

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.

Phil Gim points out Ron Kim's attendance at the June press conference. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Candidates Spar Over HS Test Issue

East Asian, Education, Politics, Queens October 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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.

Principal Christina
Cieloszczyk of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish School Performs Above City Average

Brooklyn, Education October 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Education, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks October 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

A new principal and a new approach motivated students at one Far Rockaway middle school.