Post Tagged with: "students"

According to the city's Department of Health, 17,000 teenagers, 15-19 years old, become pregnant every year. (Photo via Mariela Lombard / El Diario)

Latino Parents Support Classroom Condom Demonstrations

Education, Health, New York, Youth June 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Immigrant parents say they support the education department’s recent decision to allow condom demonstrations in high school classrooms, reports El Diario.

Paul McIntosh's role as school librarian goes beyond books. (Photo by Madeleine Cummings via City Limits)

School Librarians on Chopping Block?

Education September 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Citing “fiscal challenges and technological changes,” the Department of Education is pushing for alternatives to certified school librarians, such as using teachers or volunteers, or putting libraries in classrooms, reports City Limits.

A military program gives Chinese international students like Peng Liu (second from left) an opportunity to stay in the U.S. – and become U.S. citizens – after their student visa expires. (Photo by Vicky Law via World Journal)

Chinese Student Joins Army, Gets Citizenship

East Asian, Government, Immigration, In the News, Voices' Picks August 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Unable to find a job in the U.S. after graduating and facing having to go back home, a Chinese student profiled by the World Journal and others like him, turned to a military program that allows recruits to stay here legally.

Looking for Signs of Bullying

Education September 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

With growing concern from parents over school bulling, the World Journal reports on how to spot signs that a child is being victimized, and how to deal with it.

A group of young people from Make The Road New York in Queens celebrate President Obama's announcement to allow them to be legally in this country. (Photo by Humberto Arellano/EDLP)

Obama Policy is no DREAM Act, But Still a Dream Come True For Some

Education, Immigration, Video June 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

After President Barack Obama’s announcement last Friday of two-year work permits for some undocumented young people, ethnic and community publications captured the celebrations and questions of students and immigrant community leaders.

Green Wave: Summer Brings Thousands of Irish Students to NY

Green Wave: Summer Brings Thousands of Irish Students to NY

Education, Western European May 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm

As summer arrives in New York City, so will thousands of Irish students on J-1 visas. The Irish Voice spoke to Irish students about to arrive in New York and the local organizations that help the Irish visitors settle for the summer — and even play some sports that remind them of home.

Photo via The Brooklyn Bureau of City Limits

No Apathy Here: Brooklyn Students Rally for DREAM Act

Education, Immigration May 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Undocumented college students face an uphill battle when it comes to financing their education. But a group of students from Brooklyn college are not taking their predicament lying down — they have joined student groups from across the state in pressing for a New York version of the DREAM Act.

Radical or Regular?: The Muslim Students Association is often shunned by Jewish groups as a hotbed of Islamic radicalism. But Jewish student groups find the MSA to be a reliable partner for interfaith dialogue. (Photo by Nathan Guttman)

Jewish and Muslim Student Groups Overcome Distrust to Form Partnership

Education, Religion May 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Jewish students at colleges across the country are increasingly ignoring the “red line” that has separated them from Muslim Student Associations, and are finding their local MSA chapters to be reliable partners for interfaith activities, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.

Students from New York State Youth Leadership Council have walked from New York City to Albany to show their support for the state's DREAM Act. (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Undocumented Students’ 150-Mile Trek for a DREAM

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration April 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Last week, a group of undocumented students arrived in Albany after a 150-mile, eight-day walk from New York City, to urge state legislators to pass the New York State DREAM Act, Gotham Gazette reported.

Three of the four panelists at Baruch's discussion of portrayals of Muslims in the media were journalists.(Photo by Jaina Teeluck)

Journalists Debate Media ‘Demonization’ of Muslims

Featured Posts, Media, Middle Eastern March 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

While one panelist at Thursday’s Baruch College discussion of Muslims in the media called the portrayal of Muslims a “demonization,” others argued that the problem goes both ways — that the Muslim community’s suspicion of the media and “bunker mentality” has led it to a demonize journalists, and to avoid them rather than engage with them.

Language students try on traditional clothing in Koreatown

Students don dresses as part of Korean language class

Asian, Education, Featured Posts, New York January 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

About 40 students from Palisades Park High School’s Korean classes took a field trip to Koreatown in Manhattan to experience Korean culture.

From left to right: Selena Maldonado, Djassi Julien, David Ocasio, Nicole Salazar, Jieegy Diawara, Peter Lam

Pre-teens talk Martin’s dream and modern day racism

African American, Culture, Education, New York January 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

“Dr. King’s dream is still alive, but when I go online to YouTube, I see a lot of people making racist videos,” said 12-year-old David Ocasio.

Dream Team members at Brooklyn College.

Undocumented immigrant students form ‘DREAM Team’

Education, Immigration, In the News, New York November 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

Undocumented students at City Universities have formed The DREAM Team, in alliance with the nationwide effort to pass the DREAM Act.

Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, by Tatyana Kleyn

Learning about immigration, beyond Ellis Island

Education, Immigration, Latino, New York October 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Tatyana Kleyn, a bilingual education professor at City College, wants to change the way immigration is taught in public schools. Her new book, Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, which comes out in May, attempts to show the history that a lot of textbooks leave out.