For New York Latinos, the Dream Act would be one of the few motivations to vote Nov. 4, El Diario reports.
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.
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.
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.
A new principal and a new approach motivated students at one Far Rockaway middle school.
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.
Casa Purchase looks to strengthen relations between the school and the Latino community in Westchester County, reports Westchester Hispano.
As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.
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.
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.
Concerns of LGBT students are being addressed, but more could be done, Chalkbeat reports.
Students in the Korean club at Baruch College are urging the introduction of Korean instruction at the school, Korea Daily reports.
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.
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.
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.