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.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Worries About NJ Hispanic ‘Brain Drain’

Education, Immigration, Latino, Politics May 10, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Lack of job opportunities and the need for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants were some of the issues addressed at a New Jersey Latino Policy Forum, Reporte Hispano reports.

On May 5, at a press conference in JHS 189, Queens, from the left, the president of the Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York and the mother of an allegedly abused boy. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Charge and Counter-Charge of Abuse of Korean Boy

East Asian, Education, Long Island, Social Services May 6, 2016 at 4:27 pm

A Korean mother accused of abusing her three year old son has charged the pre-kindergarten her son attends with abusing him, the Korea Times reports.

Batool Chaudhry is vice president of Queens College’s MSA, which partners regularly with the Hillel chapter on campus. (Photo by Sam Kestenbaum via The Forward)

Muslim-Jewish Dialogue at Queens College

Education, Jewish, Muslim, Queens April 25, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Muslim and Jewish students at Queens College engage in dialogue – in class and on campus – that promotes understanding, writes The Forward.

Thalía Baeza studies at the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New York Doubles Down on Bilingual Education

Education, New York April 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm

The city seeks to expand its bilingual education programs in 38 schools over the next year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hilda Aguilar, a resident of the Ironbound neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, is worried about the lead contamination found in the water at her daughters’ school. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Newark Residents Await Solutions to the Water Problem

Education, Metro Area April 5, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Hundreds of Newark parents are concerned about cases of lead in water in schools, Reporte Hispano reports.

Members of the BRICK literacy program, joined by Community Board 14 District Manager Shawn Campbell, City Council member Mathieu Eugene and BRICK director Shahid Khan (back row center). (Photo courtesy of BRICK via Ditmas Park Corner)

English Classes for Pakistani Women Cut Again?

Brooklyn, Education, Women April 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm

The community organization BRICK started the Female Literacy Center after English classes attended by a group of mostly Pakistani women were cut. The center now faces a funding gap that could shutter the literacy program, reports Ditmas Park Corner

Angelo Cabrera (Photo via Facebook)

Former Immigrant Helps Hometown with Libraries

Education, Immigration, Mexican, Youth March 30, 2016 at 11:51 am

A former immigrant in New York, Ángelo Cabrera is calling on Mexicans in the U.S. to help him in a project to foster readership among students back home, Diario de México reports.