Education

The city approved a plan to eliminate selective admissions to try to integrate District 15 middle schools. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Step Closer to Integration in a Brooklyn School District?

Brooklyn, Education, Government September 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The city has approved a plan that would end the selective admissions process at middle schools in a western Brooklyn school district, reports Chalkbeat.

Jaden Timoun students (Photo by daphneyboutinphotography via The Haitian Times)

A Haitian Creole Immersion Program for Children

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Education, Youth September 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to the organizers of a children’s immersion program at the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York about how the program strives to undo “post-colonial ideologies.”

Puerto Rican-born George Siberón was nominated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to lead the Latino representation at Nassau Community College. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Siberón: First Latino on Nassau Community College Board

Education, Long Island, Puerto Rican September 13, 2018 at 4:45 pm

George Siberón vows to improve services for immigrant students and promote more African-American and Hispanic teachers, Noticia Long Island reports.

(Photo from LILTA via Noticia)

Seeking to Better Integrate Students, LI Teachers Visit El Salvador

Central American, Education, Long Island September 10, 2018 at 4:54 pm

A Long Island Latino Teachers Association delegation paid a visit to El Salvador to learn about their education system in order to better integrate Salvadoran kids in Long Island schools, Noticia Long Island reports.

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At Least 40 Immigrant Children Miss First Day of School

Education, Latino, New York September 6, 2018 at 5:01 pm

As New York kids go back to school, at least 40 children separated from their families at the border cannot be enrolled in the city public school system because their education is the responsibility of the federal authorities, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Manhattan’s First Italian Dual Language Program

Manhattan’s First Italian Dual Language Program

Education, Manhattan, Western European August 28, 2018 at 4:42 pm

An episode of CUNY TV’s “Italics” features two “tiger moms of Italian bilingualism” who speak about starting an Italian dual language program in a Harlem elementary school.

Nova and daughter Amara Felder (Photo provided to Amsterdam News)

A Harlem Teacher and His ‘Outside Classroom’

Black, Education, Manhattan August 28, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Amsterdam News profiles Nova M. Felder, a fixture on 125th Street in Harlem where he raises awareness of African-American history.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza with a student. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Carranza on Equity and More

Education, New York August 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza tells Chalkbeat how he hopes to bring change and greater equity to the city’s schools.

In this untitled piece by Raúl Anguiano, three Mexican men represent the country’s history as an independent nation. It's one painting in ‘Pintando: Colors of Education’ at the Lehman College Art Gallery through Sept. 22. (Image courtesy of the artist, via The Riverdale Press)

Mexico’s History, in Textbook Art

Bronx, Education, Mexican August 21, 2018 at 8:40 pm

An exhibit at Lehman College shows “textbook art” illustrating Mexico’s leaders and social revolutions, reports The Riverdale Press.

Teylor Hamilton, who is majoring in English and secondary education at Marist College, was a Summer Teaching Fellow at Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

An ‘Uncommon’ Program to Diversify Teaching Staff

Brooklyn, Education August 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

A summer fellowship program run by Uncommon Schools aims to get more teachers of color into classrooms, reports Kings County Politics.

A rally held some months ago in support of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Arts. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Clue to Carranza’s Approach to Struggling Schools?

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Youth August 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chalkbeat examines the case of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, saved from closure but now subject to a leadership change, and what this might portend for other Renewal schools.

Pritpal Singh, left, senior policy advisor for United Sikhs, announces new Sikh lesson plans for 5th and 6th grade alongside Assemblyman David Weprin, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, right, and members of the Sikh community. (Photo by Anna Sackel via Queens Chronicle)

Sikhism Added to NYC School Curriculum

Education, New York, Religion July 26, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Lessons on Sikhism will be added to the fifth and sixth grade curriculum in NYC public schools, reports Queens Chronicle.

Meghan Dunn (Photo vai Chalkbeat)

What Separated Children Require in School

Brooklyn, Education, Immigration, Youth July 5, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Chalkbeat talks with a NYC principal with “deep experience” in helping children cope with trauma.

$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.