Education

Harlem Council of Elders members volunteer to read to students. (Photo by Council of Elders/Joe Rogers, Jr. via Chalkbeat)

Elders Speak Up for Harlem Schools

Education, Manhattan, Seniors September 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Members of the Harlem Council of Elders speak to Chalkbeat about their primary cause in their mission to improve schools and educational opportunities in the neighborhood.

Students from Mott Haven Academy. (Photo by Kalah Siegel via Mott Haven Academy)

Mott Haven Academy Expands

Bronx, Education September 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Mott Haven Academy, which offers a trauma-sensitive curriculum specially designed to meet the needs of children in the child welfare system, just added 5th and 6th grades and plans to offer classes K-8, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Photo via NYC Schools/Flickr)

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.

Second grader Vasiliki Christakou (center) spoke during the groundbreaking ceremony about being a part of the Greek School of Plato.

Greek School of Plato Breaks Ground in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Western European September 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

The National Herald, Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle covered the groundbreaking ceremony for the Greek School of Plato in Bay Ridge, a new educational and community center serving the Greek and local communities.

Sharifa Hodges, founder of Seneca Village Montessori (Photo by Megan McGibney via BKLYNER)

Taking Pride in African Heritage at a Brooklyn School

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Education September 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Seneca Village Montessori, a school slated for a January 2018 opening, will encourage young children to embrace their African heritage and teach them that their story “does not begin with slavery,” reports BKLYNER.

HBCU Hub founder Nicole Barnwell (Photo via BK Reader)

NYC’s First HBCU Advocacy Group

Black, Brooklyn, Education September 11, 2017 at 3:53 pm

A Brooklyn native has started NYC’s first advocacy organization for historically Black colleges and universities to spread awareness among students, reports BK Reader.

(Photo by Andrew Sundberg for Mother to Mother Brooklyn via BKLYNER)

ESL Classes for Sunset Park Moms

Brooklyn, Education, Latino September 7, 2017 at 5:45 pm

A nonprofit in Sunset Park offers ESL classes and more to mothers with young children, reports BKLYNER.

Abdullah Abid helps Sophia Kereselize prepare for the Specialised High School Admissions Test at the Spuytin Duyvil library. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Getting More Bronxites into Specialized High Schools

Bronx, Education September 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

A New York Public Library program helps middle schoolers prepare for the Specialized High School Admissions Test with the help of a Stuyvesant High School student, reports The Riverdale Press.

At the MOCA exhibit against hate crimes (Photo via World Journal)

In Chinatown, Young Artists Condemn Hate Crimes

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, New York August 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

High school students produced works for an anti-hate crimes exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in America, World Journal reports.

(Photo by Alan Petersime via Chalkbeat)

School Integration Beyond Demographics

Demographics, Education, New York August 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm

In a Chalkbeat story, three city teachers describe how an inclusive classroom means more than just having students from different backgrounds.

Kindergarten, knowns as "zero class," with teacher Eve Syta. (Photo by Aleksandra Pietrusiewicz)

Polish Gains Popularity at NYC Public School  

Eastern European, Education, New York August 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Nowy Dziennik reports on the success of the first and only Polish dual language program in the NYC public school system, located in P.S. 34 in Greenpoint.

Museum educator Daniela Fifi was appointed vice president of programs and education at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. (Photo via Caribbean Life)

New Trinidadian Education VP at Children’s Museum

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education, Youth August 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Caribbean Life profiles the new vice president of programs and education at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum – Trinidadian-American Daniela Fifi.

Students at Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School. (Photo by Jessica Glazer for Voices of NY)

English Learners Underrepresented in CTE Programs

Education, New York, Youth July 27, 2017 at 1:56 pm

A new study says English language learners have a disproportionately low participation rate in career and technical education programs, and don’t have a good completion rate in those programs, Chalkbeat reports.

(Photo by Mu Lan via World Journal)

Special Education in the Chinese Community

East Asian, Education, Health, Youth July 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm

At a developmental needs conference for Chinese parents in Flushing, a social worker said it is common for parents to turn down special education programs for their children because of the cultural concept of “face,” reports World Journal.

(Photo by ThoseGuys119, Creative Commons license)

Fear Grows Over Alleged ICE Targeting of LI Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Activists fear that the detention of two students from a Suffolk school who were accused of being gang members may give ICE free rein to arrest youths with no criminal background, El Diario/La Prensa reports.