Post Tagged with: "public schools"

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At Least 40 Immigrant Children Miss First Day of School

Education, Latino, New York September 6, 2018 at 5:01 pm

As New York kids go back to school, at least 40 children separated from their families at the border cannot be enrolled in the city public school system because their education is the responsibility of the federal authorities, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Beyond ‘Free School Lunch for All’

Education, Food, New York September 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Following the implementation of the Free School Lunch for All program in NYC public schools, Chalkbeat looks at a funding concern among some principals resulting from the new policy.

Nahrin Chowdhury, whose family comes from Bangladesh, teaches math in a Brooklyn high school but was originally on track to become a pharmacist, a path that many family members urged her to maintain. (Photo by Adi Talwar for City Limits)

More Asian Teachers in NYC Schools?

Asian, Education, New York February 22, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Teachers of Asian origin are underrepresented compared to the share of Asian-American students in New York City public schools. But the situation is beginning to change, writes City Limits.

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.

P.S. 133 in Brooklyn hosts one of five French Dual Language Programs currently in New York City's primary schools. (Photo by Christelle Gérand via France-Amérique.)

French to Raise Funds for Bilingual School Programs in NYC

Education, Western European December 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

The French Embassy’s cultural services division, based in New York, is launching a big fundraising campaign in a quest to fund the rapidly developing bilingual programs in the city’s public schools, France-Amérique reports.

Translated versions of the DOE's directories of public schools are only available online (unlike the English edition), making them difficult to access for immigrant families with little computer literacy. (Image from Arabic edition of the high school directory for Queens)

School Directories Missing in Translation

Education October 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm

The DOE offers translations of its directories of the city’s public schools but unlike the printed English version, those in other languages are only found online, reports GothamSchools. Immigrant parents with little computer literacy are unable to access the guides, and when they do, they often find incomplete directories.

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Opinion: Lifting All Students to Success

Black, Education, Labor, Opinion September 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Arva R. Rice, the president and CEO of the New York Urban League, writes that the low results of the Common Core Standards tests create a pivotal opportunity for educators, parents and business leaders to focus on how to support students and teachers.

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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Bloomberg Policy of Closing Schools Under Fire from Many Fronts

Mayor Bloomberg’s policy of phasing-out and closing public schools due to poor performance has drawn criticism from school staff and students, and has become a hot political issue in the race for City Hall.

Push to Bring Halal Food to Schools Tests Candidates  ­­

Push to Bring Halal Food to Schools Tests Candidates ­­

The absence of halal menu choices in New York’s public schools has become a political issue in New York’s mayoral campaign as Democratic candidates look for ways to appeal to an estimated 105,000 registered Muslim voters.

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Want Your Kid to ‘Parler Français?’ NYC’s Schools Can Help

Education, Immigration, New York, Western European January 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm

The French Embassy in New York is giving a briefing on the bilingual (French-English) programs available in the city’s public schools.

Mayor Bloomberg discusses the expansion of the NYCitizenship program to include immigrant parents of public school students. (Photo by Beth Fertig/SchoolBook)

City Wants to Help Immigrant Parents Get Citizenship

Education, Immigration September 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm

The NYCitizenship initiative will be expanded to help parents of high school students become U.S. citizens. The program gives free legal assistance and financial aid to eligible permanent residents.

Dr. Elnora Calimlim and Dr. Jefferson Calimlim in a November 2006 photo at the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee.  (Via

Voices in Focus: A Pair of Former Doctors Deported for Slavery

Crime, Education July 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Today we have news of a debate over equity in New York City schools; a call for adoption within the African-American community; plans for Salvadorean expatriates to vote in their country’s 2014 presidential elections; more from a controversial study about Asian-Americans; deported slave-holders; and sad news about two independent bookstores.

Successful Harlem Schools Take Cues from Korean Education

Education, In the News June 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Inspired by Korean education when he was teaching in Korea for a year, Seth Andrew founded Democracy Prep Public Schools in Harlem in 2006, New York Ilbo reported. Since then, parents have enthusiastically enrolled their children in the charter schools run by the network, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg has hailed their success.

Racking up debt in public schools

Economy, Education, In the News December 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm

College students are racking up record levels of debt, and we’re not just talking Ivy League here. Our Town Downtown reports that budget cuts and tuition hikes are putting higher education out of reach for many. Public schools are supposed to be the economical way to go about getting a higherRead More