Officials of the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey are pushing for an academic program that draws the emphasis away from grades. But some parents, particularly of Asian descent, are not pleased, including those who spoke to Desi Talk.
Chalkbeat reports on the planned closings of three poorly performing schools with low enrollment.
A Haitian Studies Institute could open in the spring at Brooklyn College, a fitting location for the proposed academic and research hub given the large Haitian population in the borough, says Caribbean Life.
UpBeat NYC brings music lessons to young people in the South Bronx, where many schools have had to cut their music and arts programs, reports Mott Haven Herald.
A group of Latina transgender women in Queens created a cooperative that provides them with training and education in cosmetology and styling, El Diario reports.
Renewal schools are being given three years to meet targets most NYC schools must meet in one year, reports Chalkbeat.
A report reveals that more than 100,000 additional seats are needed, especially at schools in immigrant communities, El Diario reports.
Adding their voice to protests across South Africa against proposed tuition hikes at universities, nearly a hundred rallied in front of Madiba Restaurant in Fort Greene, with the support of its politically active owner, reports The Brooklyn Ink.
At a high school in the Bronx, students explore how to desegregate schools, including theirs, in an elective class, reports Chalkbeat.
A group of City Council members is asking the Department of Education to expand foreign language instruction in public schools, El Diario reports.
Chinese pianist Lang Lang visited PS 13 in Brooklyn, Sing Tao daily reports, as part of his foundation’s mission to educate and inspire a new generation of music lovers and performers.
The partnership, which also involves the Organization Internationale de La Francophonie, will provide the New York French American Charter School with educational and financial support, reports Amsterdam News.
More than 10,000 people gathered to demand better facilities for charter schools from Mayor Bill de Blasio, El Diario reports.
A group of immigrant women in Ditmas Park who had attended local English classes together are now getting an education in advocacy instead, reports Ditmas Park Corner.
The city’s first Polish dual language program starts at Greenpoint’s P.S. 34 where 60 percent of the students come from Polish immigrant families, reports Nowy Dziennik.