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Long-Awaited Elmhurst Community Library Inaugurated

Queens December 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

After three years and a $32 million investment, the new, state-of-the-art Elmhurst public library opened this week, Queens Latino reports.

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (via Gotham Schools)

New School Honoring Mandela Smooths Bed-Stuy Tensions

Brooklyn, Education December 9, 2013 at 5:04 pm

The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice, slated to open in September 2014 within the Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, appears to be garnering community support, reports GothamSchools.

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Refugee Kids Put Past Behind for Graduation

Education, Immigration August 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Kids from refugee and asylum-seeking families recently graduated from the Refugee Youth Summer Academy, a program that immerses the children in an American educational experience, reports The Epoch Times.

Public school students did poorly in the Common Core Standard tests, prompting a reevaluation of Bloomberg's education policy. (Photo by Jeremy Gordon, Creative Commons license)

Bloomberg Blamed for Low Common Core Tests Results

Education, Government, New York August 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Teachers, parents and activists, stunned by the dismal performance of public schools students in the Common Core Standards test, are placing the blame on Bloomberg’s education policy, reports Amsterdam News.

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Despite Mayor’s School Reforms, English Learners Stuck

Education, Immigration, Latino, Voices' Picks July 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm

The graduation rate of the 160,000 city public school students who are “English Language Learners” has been declining since 2010, but there’s no consensus among administrators, educators – or mayoral candidates – on how to best help them.

The Department of Education has announced that it plans to fire the former Shuang Wen School principal, Ling Ling Chou. (Photo from via DNAinfo)

Shuang Wen Principal to be Fired Over Misconduct Charges

Education April 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

The New York City Department of Education has said that it plans to fire the beloved former principal of the well-regarded dual language English-Mandarin Shuang Wen School in the Lower East Side after an investigation substantiated 16 allegations of misconduct against her, DNAinfo reported.

Bronx schools lag in test scores

Bronx schools lag in test scores

Education, New York October 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Elementary and middle school students in the Northwest Bronx scored worse than students throughout New York City and state on last year’s standardized tests in math and English. Roughly 33 percent of students passed the English exam, compared to 44 percent citywide. A local education councilman said that student performance in standardized tests has remained stagnant throughout the years in contrast to the Dept. of Education’s claims that students are doing better across the city on these tests.