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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Korean Language Association is expanding its efforts to support Korean language teacher training in the U.S., Korea Daily reports.
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.
Chinese-run cram schools are attracting a diverse range of students, World Journal reports.
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.
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.
Chinese and Chinese-American students were out in force at CUNY’s recent job fair, Sing Tao Daily reports.
State evaluations indicate that the teachers rated “highly effective” are less likely to teach Black and Hispanic students in NYC, Chalkbeat reports.
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.
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.