Education

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.

Lorraine Doucette crossing the street with her sons Liam (4 years old, walking) and Jason (6 years old, in the chair). (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Parents Battle DOE Over Special Ed

Education, Youth October 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Parents have trouble negotiating the DOE bureaucracy in NYC to ensure that their disabled children get the “free and appropriate” education they deserve, City Limits reports.

Professor Leandro Benmergui announcing the Casa Purchase initiative. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

‘Casa Purchase’ Comes to Westchester

Education, Latino, Metro Area September 30, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Casa Purchase looks to strengthen relations between the school and the Latino community in Westchester County, reports Westchester Hispano.

Mayra Hidalgo has advocated to make the campus at Sarah Lawrence immigrant-friendly. (Photo by Julius Motal/Voices of NY)

A Life Measured in Two-Year Increments

As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.

Queen Letizia waves to the students at Dos Puentes Elementary School. (Photo by QPHOTONYC, via Manhattan Times)

Queen of Spain Visits School in Washington Heights

Education, Latino, New York, Western European September 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

The Queen of Spain visited Dos Puentes elementary school in Washington Heights, one of four area schools partnering with International Spanish Academies, Manhattan Times reports.

Stuyvesant Principal Jie Zhang answers Chinese parents’ questions. (Photo by Guoqi Cui via China Press)

Chinese Parents Anxious Over School Admission Reforms

East Asian, Education, New York September 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Both World Journal and China Press reported on a high school fair in Brooklyn, where Chinese parents expressed concerns about proposed school admission reforms for specialized high schools in the city.

Chancellor Carmen Fariña speaking at an education panel hosted by the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Doing More for LGBT Students

Education, LGBTQ, New York September 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm

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

(Photo courtesy of K Style at Baruch College)

Korean Instruction at Baruch?

East Asian, Education, Manhattan September 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

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

Milady Baez, new head of the English Language Learners program for the city's schools, answering a question at a Sept. 12 meeting of the Hispanic Federation (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

English-Language Learners Promised More Support

Education, New York, Youth September 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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.

(Photo by GerritsonBeach.net/Creative Commons license)

Coalition Asks City to Reform Schools’ Discipline Code

Education, New York September 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm

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.

Parents wait for their kindergartners at P.S. 159 in Queens (Photo via The Korea Times)

Parents Criticize Asian-Only Kindergarten Class

East Asian, Education, Queens September 10, 2014 at 5:57 pm

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.