Education

Advocates rallied ahead of a public forum earlier this month at Queens Borough Hall to discuss segregation at the city's elite specialized high schools. (photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

New Group Wants to Keep SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino April 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Chalkbeat reports on the new Education Equity Campaign.

ESL students pretesting at the Bronx County Courthouse. (Photo by Karina Hernandez via Mott Haven Herald)

Urging NYC Not to Cut Funds for ESL Classes

Bronx, Education, Immigration, New York April 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Immigrant students want the city to restore funding for ESL classes, Mott Haven Herald reports.

(Photo courtesy of Yugntruf via The Forward)

A Yiddish Kindergarten in a NYC Public School?

Education, New York April 12, 2019 at 6:11 pm

City Council member Mark Levine is proposing a Yiddish-English dual-language program in a public school, the first of its kind in the U.S., reports The Forward.

Ahead of the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action in the Washington DC, Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice and Project Unlearn hosted the "Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature" session for early childhood teachers using a diverse collection of books. (Photo from Teaching for Change, Creative Commons license)

A Call for Diverse Books in NYC Schools

Education, New York April 4, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Following a study that found students of color lacked representation in books included in the NYC school curriculum, an educational advocacy group is pushing for changes by the summer, reports Amsterdam News.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza high-fives students at P.S. 78 on Staten Island as they leave after the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

On Carranza’s First Year as Schools Chancellor

Education, New York April 1, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Chalkbeat looks at Richard Carranza’s efforts to address integration as well as changes he has implemented at the Department of Education since becoming New York City schools chancellor last April.

Johanna Garcia (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Overcrowding in NYC Public Schools: A Growing Problem

Education, Latino, New York March 29, 2019 at 5:37 pm

As Albany’s budget deadline looms, parents and community organizations are pressing lawmakers to address New York City classroom overcrowding, which is most severe in Hispanic neighborhoods, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Yinett Sánchez received her associate certificate in child development through ACS and CUNY. (Photo via El Diario)

ACS and CUNY Join Forces to Educate NYC Parents

Education, Labor, New York, Youth March 26, 2019 at 5:59 pm

Thanks to a partnership with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services launched in 2016, dozens of parents, many of them immigrants, have graduated from CUNY’s Child Development Associate Certificate program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Sam Adewumi, a Brooklyn Tech alumnus and Founder of Creative Acheivment Success Prep (CAS) tutors local students. (Contributed photo via Kings County Politics)

Bed-Stuy Test Prep Programs See Results

Brooklyn, Education March 26, 2019 at 3:53 pm

Two prep programs in Bed-Stuy, which “prove Black students can compete” when it comes to the Specialized High School Admissions Test, do more than just prepare students, writes Kings County Politics.

The students from the DGK School in Brooklyn performed at the event honoring the Greek Language at the Stathakion Center in Astoria. (Photo by Kostas Bej via The National Herald)

A Greek Salute to Education

Culture, Education, Queens, Western European March 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Greek-American educators were honored at a celebration of Greek language and culture in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

New York State Senator Kevin Thomas speaking on the Senate floor in Albany as his fellow legislators applaud. Sen. thomas is the first and only Indian-American lawmaker in the Empire State’s history. (Photo courtesy office of Sen. Thomas via Desi Talk)

LI Senator Pushes for Religious School Holidays

Culture, Education, New York, Religion March 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm

State Sen. Kevin Thomas of Long Island introduced a bill that would establish Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian as school holidays in certain districts, reports Desi Talk.

Ana Alulema, Flaviana Linares and Marilyn Mendoza at the weekly meeting of the Parents in Action Committee (Comité Padres en Acción) which educates parents about NYC schools. (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Parents Educating Parents about Their Rights in NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Latino, Queens March 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm

A support group for and by immigrant parents sponsored by Make the Road has been helping the newly-arrived navigate the New York school system for the past 10 years, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Students in Denver protest President Trump's decision to end DACA in September 2017. (Photo by Melanie Asmar via Chalkbeat)

NY DREAM Act Approved But Fears Persist

Education, Immigration, New York February 27, 2019 at 12:41 pm

A month after legislators passed the New York State DREAM Act, Chalkbeat takes a look at why students and families remain reluctant to apply for tuition assistance.

Erin Sonada, ELL teacher (at left) and Kyle Brillante, principal, of Highbridge Green School in the South Bronx. (phot by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

What ‘The Bronx Plan’ Will Mean for Schools

Bronx, Brooklyn, Education February 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm

The first schools to participate in “the Bronx Plan” to get more resources to underserved schools and their teachers were announced earlier this month, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, left front, and Chancellor Richard Carranza, center front, were joined by other elected officials at P.S. 128 in Washington Heights to announce an expansion of pre-K dual language program. (Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office, via Chalkbeat)

NYC Will Add More Dual Language Pre-K Programs

Education, New York February 4, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Chalkbeat details the city’s plan.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an education announcement regarding specialized high school at J.H.S. 292 in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, June 03, 2018. (Photo by Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office, via Chalkbeat)

Assessing the Impact of Dropping the SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino, New York February 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm

A new study from the NYC Independent Budget Office simulates the impact of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for changing the process for admitting students to the city’s specialized high schools. Chalkbeat reports on the city’s response.