Education

$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

Education, Food, Government, Health, Jewish, Muslim, New York June 14, 2018 at 5:52 pm

The City Council has allocated $1 million toward a halal and kosher lunch pilot program for the schools.

(Photo by Tamarcus Brown via Unsplash)

Opinion: Elite High School Test ‘Not a Problem Then’ or Now

Brooklyn, Education, Opinion June 7, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A Brooklyn Tech graduate writes in Amsterdam News on how specialized high schools can reflect the demographics of the city, like they once did, while still keeping the entrance exam.

Peter Koo, third from left speaking into mic, and other attendees at the rally June 5 protesting Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal regarding specialized high schools (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Specialized High School Reform Proposal Triggers Outcry

Asian, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, New York June 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm

At a protest by City Hall, Asian students, parents and community leaders described why they oppose Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reform the admissions process for specialized high schools, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Sabrina Morales and Andrés Castillo, two of the scholars who got into Ivy League schools. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Nonprofit Helps Latinos Get into Top Universities

Education, New York, Social Services June 6, 2018 at 3:07 pm

White Plains-based nonprofit Latino U College Access helps first-generation Hispanic students to enroll and graduate from college, Westchester Hispano reports.  

Children's Aid College Prep Charter School hosts regular events for its African families, one way the Bronx school tries to make sure immigrants are welcomed and served well. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

How Celebrate Africa at a Bronx School ‘Became More Than a Party’

African, Bronx, Culture, Education May 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Chalkbeat takes a look at how a Celebrate Africa party thrown at Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School has transformed the relationship between the school and African immigrant families.

María Martínez (left) and Nieves Ojendis (right) talk about bullying in schools. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Hispanic Families Welcome New Tool against Bullying in City Schools

Education, Government, New York May 24, 2018 at 3:48 pm

A new anti-bullying initiative by the DOE was well received by families of Hispanic children affected by an increase of harassment cases in city schools in the Trump era, although others say that more needs to be done, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sonia Spar, left, is running in the Greenport District election, and Elizabeth Silva, right, in the Riverhead District. (Photos via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

Two Latinas Seek to Diversify LI School Boards

Education, Latino, Long Island May 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

For the first time ever, two Latina candidates are running for the Riverhead and Greenport school boards, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is multi-talented, cuts to the chase and is not afraid of controversy. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Chancellor Carranza: Pozole in NYC Schools?

Education, Mexican, New York May 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm

At a meeting with the city’s community and ethnic press, newly appointed DOE Chancellor Carranza laid out his “culture eats strategy for breakfast” plan and touted his mariachi singing chops, Queens Latino reports.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy shakes the hand of student Maria del Cielo Mendez. (Photo from the Office of the Governor via El Diario)

As NJ Passes DREAM Bill, NY Dreamers Wonder: What About Us?

Education, Government, Immigration May 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Immigrant groups cheer legislation in New Jersey signed into law that allows undocumented college students to qualify for financial aid, while noting that New York lags behind, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Why Program to Prep Students of Color for College Fell Short

Why Program to Prep Students of Color for College Fell Short

Black, Education, Latino, New York May 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm

A new study examines why the Expanded Success Initiative did not live up to its goal of preparing Black and Latino male students for college, reports Chalkbeat.

P.S. 1 in Manhattan's Chinatown attracts a diverse mix of students for its Mandarin dual language program. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

City to Add 48 Bilingual Programs in Schools

Education, Immigration, New York May 4, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced the addition of 48 bilingual programs in more than 10 languages in dozens of schools this fall, reports Chalkbeat.

African Students at Bronx Community College

African Students at Bronx Community College

African, Bronx, Education May 2, 2018 at 4:56 pm

“Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV” takes a look at what’s behind the 400 percent increase over the past decade in the number of African students at Bronx Community College.

(Photo courtesy of the NY Dream Foundation via RiverheadLOCAL)

‘Dream’ Scholarships for Immigrant Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm

With the financial assistance of Long Island residents and organizations, the Dream Foundation helps immigrant youths pursue higher education, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

The city's new schools chancellor Richard Carranza performing with a mariachi band in Sunset Park last night. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Mexicans Welcome Carranza in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Education, Mexican April 18, 2018 at 1:49 pm

The Mexican community celebrated the new chancellor of the Department of Education, Richard Carranza, at a festival held in his honor, reports Kings County Politics.

A Twelve-Step Plan to Desegregate NYC

A Twelve-Step Plan to Desegregate NYC

Black, Demographics, Education, Housing, New York April 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

NYC Council member Brad Lander has co-authored a report recommending 12 steps to begin to desegregate NYC, City Limits reports.