Co-president of the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, Yoon-hee Choi (middle), and other members, held a press briefing at J.H.S. 189 Daniel Carter Beard in Flushing on May 26 about the inclusion of the East Sea in New York textbooks, and the removal of a novel from a Connecticut school that they say portrays Koreans inaccurately.

Korean Parents Push to Remove Novel, Add East Sea

East Asian, Education, New York, Queens May 28, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Korean parents in New York are trying to remove a novel from a Connecticut school district’s curriculum for its portrayal of Koreans, and are also continuing efforts to get a bill passed requiring that New York State textbooks include references to the East Sea, not just the Sea of Japan.

Franklin Sim (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean-American Educator from South Bronx Honored

East Asian, Education May 21, 2015 at 7:02 pm

A Korean American who studied dentistry and turned to teaching was honored by the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, Korea Daily and The Korea Times report.

The Morrisania section of the Bronx is one of eight neighborhoods with high rates of domestic violence where some teachers will get special training. (Photo by jhilldesign1, Creative Commons license)

Helping Students Cope with Domestic Violence

Education, New York, Youth May 6, 2015 at 6:08 pm

A new program will train teachers in neighborhoods with high rates of domestic violence to spot the signs that students may be suffering the consequences, and help direct them to resources to help them, reports Chalkbeat.

IN-Tech Academy student Laura Ramos speaks to attendees during the Bronx SciFest, held at Lehman College on April 24. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Promoting STEM Careers in the Bronx

Bronx, Education May 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm

The Bronx SciFest at Lehman College, designed to promote careers in the STEM fields, drew 33 participants, many from the borough, reports The Riverdale Press.

Student activists from NYC Let Them Play at the City Council hearing. (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras via El Diario)

Students of Color Demand Access to Sports in Schools

Education, New York, Sports May 4, 2015 at 2:25 pm

For the past few weeks El Diario has been publishing several reports on the NYC Let ‘Em Play group’s fight to give minority students access to sports at school.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors visited Brooklyn Friends School to dedicate a Peace Pole, and speak to students about the effects of atomic weapons. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Remembing Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a ‘Peace Pole’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, History, Seniors April 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Students at Brooklyn Friends School heard from Hibakusha, survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and witnessed the dedication of a “peace pole” at their school, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Korean Language Association co-president Young Duk Kim and secretary general Sun Geun Lee visited Korea Daily on April 23 to ask for support from Koreans. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Supporting Korean Language Teacher Training

East Asian, Education, New York April 29, 2015 at 2:37 pm

The Korean Language Association is expanding its efforts to support Korean language teacher training in the U.S., Korea Daily reports.

A Monroe College professional offers advice to a high-school student at the Male Empowerment Seminar on April, 23, 2015 (Photo via Norwood News)

Empowering Male Teens in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Youth April 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm

A seminar at Monroe College aimed to help young males gain “competence, confidence and character,” to pursue their academic, professional and personal dreams, reports Norwood News.

The annual awards ceremony at Mega Academy is littered with many faces of growingly diverse ethnic participation. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Cram Schools Attract Different Ethnicities

East Asian, Education, New York, South Asian April 23, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Chinese-run cram schools are attracting a diverse range of students, World Journal reports.

Korean food being offered at Palisades Park Jr/Sr High School in New Jersey in 2012. A new program will offer Korean lunch choices once a week to elementary students in Palisades Park. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean School Lunches Coming to One NJ Town

East Asian, Education, Food, Metro Area April 22, 2015 at 3:56 pm

An organization that promotes Korean healthy food choices has reached an agreement to offer Korean lunch selections once a week at a New Jersey elementary school, The Korea Times reports.

Hempstead High School students rally on school grounds (Photo by Rashed Mian via Long Island Press)

A Year Later, LI High School Rallies to ‘Bring Back our Girls’

African, Education, Long Island April 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Students and staff at Hempstead High School remembered the Nigerian school girls abducted by Boko Haram at a rally held on the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping.

Chyanne Chen of Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Students Active at CUNY’s Job Fair

East Asian, Education, Labor April 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Chinese and Chinese-American students were out in force at CUNY’s recent job fair, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo via Chalkbeat)

Who Gets the Best Teachers?

Black, Education, Latino, New York April 21, 2015 at 4:59 pm

State evaluations indicate that the teachers rated “highly effective” are less likely to teach Black and Hispanic students in NYC, Chalkbeat reports.

Bronx Lighthouse Charter School, one of the schools included in The Hunts Point Express' analysis of local school statistics. (Photo by gmpicket, Creative Commons license)

More Charter Schools in the South Bronx?

Bronx, Education April 20, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Local officials and parents want more charter schools but an analysis by The Hunts Point Express finds that despite the success of some local charters, most, like the area’s public schools, perform below city averages.

Carmen 'Julie' Mercado spoke to reporters on April 9. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Latina Takes the Helm at Fort Independence Houses

Bronx, Education, Housing, Latino April 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

The election of Carmen “Julie” Mercado as president of the Fort Independence Houses Tenants’ Association makes her the first leader of Hispanic background at the Bronx housing development, reports The Riverdale Press.