Education

Professor Nkechi Agwu and Ndebele dolls (Contributed photo via Amsterdam News)

Teaching Math Through African Dolls and Stories

African, Education, New York September 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm

CUNY Professor Nkechi Agwu looks to increase the number of African-American women in STEM fields by teaching about African cultures who utilized mathematical concepts in their everyday lives, reports Amsterdam News.

(Illustration by Bonjourden, Creative Commons license)

Why Non-Francophones Enroll Children in French Programs

Education, New York September 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Parents in NYC who do not speak French tell French Morning why they have enrolled their children in a French dual language program.

Franco “the Great” Gaskin’s piece promotes education equality for all people, according to the Not A Crime campaign’s website. (Photo by  Kylee Tsuru via The Uptowner)

Education is #NotACrime Murals in Harlem

Asian, Education, Manhattan September 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm

In time for the UN General Assembly, murals in Harlem make up part of Not A Crime, a global campaign that strives for education equality for the Bahá’ís, a religious minority in Iran, reports The Uptowner.

(Photo by Ciro César/La Opinión via El Diario)

Number of Male Teachers of Color in NYC Remains Low

Education, Latino September 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm

Even though a teacher recruitment program for men has yielded results, the percentage of male educators of color in the NYC public school system is still low, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

At a book-release party on Sep. 1 in Flushing, Korean-language teachers of New York and New Jersey celebrate the release “Korean-Language Teachers in  New York.”
(Photo via Korea Daily)

A New Book on the Challenges for Korean-Language Teachers

East Asian, Education, New York September 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Korean-language teachers in the U.S. celebrated the release of a book of essays about their experiences, reports Korea Daily.

Jie Zhang at the New York Military Academy. (Photo via World Journal)

Military School Woos Chinese Students

East Asian, Education, Metro Area September 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm

New York Military Academy, in bankruptcy a year ago, now has not only a new Chinese owner, but also a Chinese-American superintendent, World Journal reports.

Ángeles Méndez, 18, protesting in front of the Trump Tower. Méndez said DACA has helped her with her studies. "I I tell those who can apply for DACA to do it, to not be afraid and, if they don’t meet the educational requirements, to make use the City’s programs, because that way they will have many opportunities in their lives," said Méndez. (photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Hall Helps DACA Recipients with Their Studies

Education, Immigration, New York August 29, 2016 at 4:47 pm

The City and CUNY launched the DACA Education Initiative, which will offer classes to help youths meet the immigration relief’s educational requirements and be able to apply, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Aixa Padillo, Felipe M. Adison Valdez, and teacher Carmine Guirland. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Teens on Juvenile Probation Graduate

Education, New York, Youth July 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Ten teens graduated July 22 after taking advantage of a program through the Department of Probation and the Department of Education, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Class of 2016 graduate Langston Rowlings with his family. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat

What Next for the ‘Pride and Joy’ of Bed-Stuy?

Brooklyn, Education June 28, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Boys and Girls High School faces an uncertain future, reports Chalkbeat.

Left to right: Sarah Bartlett, Dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Julie Menin, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Karen Pennar and Jehangir Khattak, Co-directors of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the J-School. (Photo by Marco Poggio/CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

CUNY J-School Awarded $1M to Train Community and Ethnic Journalists

Education, Media, New York June 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Community and ethnic media outlets will receive new training in digital journalism thanks to a grant awarded to the CUNY Journalism School by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Frank McCourt (Photo by David Shankbone, Creative Commons license)

Summer Events to Pay Tribute to Frank McCourt

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Western European June 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm

An upcoming tribute night and creative writing course at NYU will commemorate renowned writer and teacher Frank McCourt, reports Irish Voice.

A laptop was one of the objects included in a time capsule created by students of PS 134 (Photo via The FilAm)

Students Make Art Inspired by ‘Philippine Gold’

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, History, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

After a visit to the “Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms” exhibition at the Asia Society, elementary school kids produced their own artwork of present-day objects as part of a “time capsule concept,” writes The FilAm.

Teachers, parents and students at the inaugural District 16 Literacy Fair. (Photo courtesy of District 16 via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

In Bed-Stuy, a Literacy Fair

Brooklyn, Education June 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm

In Bedford-Stuyvesant, a literacy fair was held for local students in what organizers hope will become an annual tradition, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Efrín Martínez-Cuevas (photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

Higher Numbers of Latinos in College

Education, Latino, New York June 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm

National and local efforts have led to more Latinos graduating and continuing their education, with a 2.5 percent increase in New York this year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

American Dream School principal Melissa Melkonian hugs debate team members after the NYC Spring Classic tournament.  (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin via Mott Haven Herald)

Learning Debating Skills – And More – in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Youth June 3, 2016 at 1:42 pm

At the bilingual American Dream School in Mott Haven, students don’t just pick up debating skills, they learn how to “code switch,” reports Mott Haven Herald.