In a kindergarten in Fujian Province, China, many children are U.S. born and raised by grandparents. (Photo courtesy of parents via World Journal)

Adjustment Problems When Children Sent to China Return to U.S.

East Asian, Education, New York March 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

When Chinese children of immigrants are sent to China at a young age then return, both the children and their parents may suffer adjustment problems, World Journal found in a series of reports.

Raymond Orlando, NYC Dept. of Education's chief financial officer, with NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña testifying earlier this year in Albany on Cuomo's budget. (Photo by Geoff Decker via Chalkbeat)

Evaluating New York’s Teachers

Education, New York March 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Gov. Cuomo wants to toughen teacher evaluations, and his budget includes a $1.1 billion increase in education spending that is contingent on those changes. Chalkbeat and Gotham Gazette explore the issue.

Mayor de Blasio with several young Chinese children. (Photo via World Journal)

Children Sent to China May Return for Pre-K

East Asian, Education, Immigration, New York March 26, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Chinese children who were sent back to China by immigrant parents here may soon return to NYC to take advantage of universal pre-K, World Journal’s English edition reports.

Students put pressure on state leaders to approve the DREAM Act. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hunger Strike in Support of the New York Dream Act

Education, Immigration, New York March 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

More than 50 students started a hunger strike to demand that funds be reinstated in the NYS budget to finance the New York Dream Act, El Diario reports.

Preschoolers Learning in Spanish and English

Preschoolers Learning in Spanish and English

Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video, Youth March 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm

La Escuelita on the Upper West Side offers preschoolers bilingual education in Spanish and English.

The Albanian American Educators Association hosted their first meeting at the United Federation of Teachers Bronx headquarters on Feb. 26. (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Kapaj-Vieira via Bronx Times)

Albanian Educators Group Founded in the Bronx

Bronx, Eastern European, Education March 19, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Founder Jacqueline Kapaj-Vieira has started the Albanian American Educators Association to connect local educators and celebrate the members’ common background, reports the Bronx Times.

Children at a dual language education school happily perform and celebrate the year of the goat. (Photo via World Journal)

Lunar New Year Holiday, Delayed by Mayor, Inspires Open Letter

Asian, Culture, Education, New York March 17, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Elected officials joined Rep. Grace Meng in sending a letter to the mayor on the “lack of progress” in adding the Lunar New Year to the public school calendar, reports World Journal.

Checking out the Amazon jungle (Photo by Eric Sackler via Brooklyn Daily)

Sunset Park Students Study the Amazon

Education, Environment, Latino, South American March 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Middle school students from Sunset Park got to spend a week studying the flora and fauna of the Amazon, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Judith Chin, a new member of the Board of Regents, after being appointed by the state legislature. (Photo by Geoff Decker via Chalkbeat)

New Views at the Board of Regents

East Asian, Education, New York March 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm

New Board of Regents member Judith Chin brings some fresh perspective to the job, reports Chalkbeat.

Second graders Tatiana Hudson and Michael Mendez, along with fifth grader Yanziel Lagara, waited to receive the bags of staples at PS 48. (Photo by Naiche Parker via The Hunts Point Express)

Filling the Meal Gap in Hunts Point

Bronx, Education, Food March 11, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Kids at PS 48 in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx are getting food donations that help fill meal gaps, the Hunts Point Express reports.

(Photo via the Flickr page of the mayor's office)

NYC to Add Eid Holidays to Public School Calendar

Education, Muslim, New York March 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Community and ethnic publications cover Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the city will be adding Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr to the list of holidays observed by public schools.

José Antonio Castellanos-Pazos (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Portuguese Gains Popularity at Universities

The language is one of only four languages for which enrollment has been growing at the university level.

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.