Education

Activists call on city authorities to keep adult education programs going, particularly English classes. (Photo via El Diario)

Activists Plead to Save Adult Literacy Program

Education, Immigration, New York March 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Activists, students and teachers asked City Hall to keep funding English classes for adults, which benefit some 6,000 New Yorkers, in the new budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jin is reading Chinese books to her students. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘I Taught Trump’s Grandchildren Chinese’

East Asian, Education, New York March 15, 2017 at 4:01 pm

The former Chinese-language teacher of President Trump’s granddaughter speaks to Sing Tao Daily about being a bilingual educator in New York.

Tatiana Rojas at her Kingston High School main office. (Photo by Antonio Flores-Lobos via La Voz)

Tatiana Rojas: Bringing Two Worlds Together One Student at a Time

Central American, Education, New York March 15, 2017 at 2:06 pm

From her job at Kingston City School District schools, Tatiana Rojas has become an indispensable link between the recently-arrived unaccompanied minors from Central America in the Hudson Valley and the school district’s teachers, psychologists and social workers, La Voz reports.

María Morán, Pily Quintanilla, Héctor Reyes and Nelly Campos are happy to have their children in a charter school. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

‘School Saved My Son From Failure’

Education, New York March 13, 2017 at 11:59 am

Hispanic parents are satisfied with their experiences as members of the NYC charter schools community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Emely Reyes (center), one of the Touro College students offering the information session on the dangers of prescription drugs to a group of mostly Latino students at the Hyde Leadership Charter School. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

NYC Schools Wage War against Opioids

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino March 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm

A Bronx charter school is educating students about the dangers of abusing prescription medication, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hispanic youths Pascual Rosario (second from the left), Yemeli Ventura (sixth in the front) and Minerva Paulet (light gray sweater) are part of a group of 19 Passaic County Community College students participating in a NASA academic program. With them, Gonzalo Pérez (left), STEM program coordinator Anjali Thanawala (second from the right), and Carlomagno Ontaneda, pre-college STEM pathways coordinator. (Photo via El Diario)

NJ Students Aspire to Be Part of ‘Generation Mars’

Education, Technology, Women, Youth March 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm

A group of Science students in Passaic County Community College are participating in the Minority University Research and Education (MUREP) program by NASA, offering ideas and research on future space programs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYPD school safety car (Photo by Canadian Pacific, Creative Commons license)

Report Denounces Criminalization of Black and Latino Students

Black, Education, Latino, New York March 2, 2017 at 12:11 pm

According to a report on New York City’s school safety, Black and Latino students more likely to be suspended or arrested, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Mariel Lombard via El Diario)

Facing Criticism, DOE Plans to Expand Sex Ed

Education, LGBTQ March 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

The Department of Education is planning to broaden and diversify the sex education curriculum after receiving criticism for failing to offer guidance to youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Noticia)

Report: Inequality in Long Island Schools Is Segregation

Education February 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm

A report entitled “New York Perpetuates Educational Inequity” blasts “segregation” in Long Island schools, Noticia LI reports.

Yolanda Torres, executive superintendent for the Department of Education’s Division of Family and Community Engagement. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Seeking 325 Parents of Students for Community Education Councils

Education, New York February 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

The Department of Education is seeking 325 parents of students to fill the Community and Citywide Education Council seats, which are elected every two years, Queens Latino reports.

Mi-sook Hyhun, right, NYC Mental Health First Aid instructor and executive secretary of the Esther Ha foundation, speaks during the mental health forum at Columbia University on Feb. 7. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Mental Health Forum Held for Korean Students

East Asian, Education, Health, New York February 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

A mental health forum encouraged Korean university students to speak up when they suffer from depression and seek help, Korea Daily reports.

Cover of Work Songs

Brooklyn School Hosts Black History Month Music Fest

Black, Brooklyn, Education February 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm

P.S. 130 in Kensington will hold a music festival to commemorate Black History Month, reports BKLYNER.

“Hamilton” actor Brandon Victor Dixon speaks to students at Bronx Community Charter School on Inauguration Day.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

‘Hamilton’ Star Speaks Out Against Bias in Bronx School

Bronx, Education January 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

“Hamilton” star Brandon Victor Dixon took his message of tolerance to children at a school in the Bronx, Norwood News reports.

School’s out at the Lola Rodríguez de Tió School. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx School Closures Cause Anguish Among Parents

Bronx, Education January 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm

The planned closure of three Bronx schools, among a total of six schools the DOE will close due to poor academic performance, causes worry among the mostly Hispanic parents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The planned New York Wheel on Staten Island. (Courtesy of design firm Perkins Eastman)

2017: A Year of Challenges for New Yorkers

Another election, new urban projects, and social, immigration and housing battles – El Diario La Prensa offers a list of challenges and goals for New York City in 2017.