Education

(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.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, with Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza during their visit to P.S. 25 in The Bronx. (Photo Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hope and Challenges as New Education Chancellor Visits Bronx School

Bronx, Education April 10, 2018 at 6:02 pm

During a visit to a Bronx school in his first week on the job, new DOE Chancellor Richard Carranza is welcomed by parents, teachers and officials who ask him to tackle such issues as school segregation and safety, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Alternative High Schools at Risk in Bed-Stuy?

Brooklyn, Education, Video April 6, 2018 at 4:18 pm

The increased classroom space in alternative high schools provides a supportive environment for at-risk youths. However, in Bed-Stuy, the space puts the schools themselves at risk, finds BRIC TV.

Richard Carranza (Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office, via Chalkbeat)

Will Carranza Help Boost Cultural Sensitivity in NYC Schools?

Education, New York April 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Chalkbeat reports some advocates believe the new schools chancellor will help promote diversity and cultural sensitivity.

(Photo by Malcolm Manners, Creative commons license)

Making NYC Teachers More Culturally Responsive

Education, New York April 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Amsterdam News reports on a survey of NYC teachers and their views on culturally responsive teaching.

Students speaking with recruiters at the Shaanxi job fair held in NYC on March 29. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Students in US May Seek Jobs at Home

East Asian, Education, Immigration March 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Chinese students in the U.S., discouraged by the prospects of getting visas that would permit them to work here, flocked to the Shaanxi job fair held in NYC, reports World Journal.

Talking About Diversity at Elite High Schools

Talking About Diversity at Elite High Schools

Education, New York, Video March 30, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Panelists join Brian Lehrer for an episode of CUNY TV’s “Brian Talks New York” on ways to increase the number of Black and Latino students in the city’s specialized high schools.

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Spanish Exam Added as Regents Option

Education, New York March 29, 2018 at 5:05 pm

In June, NYC students will be able to take a Spanish exam as part of their Regents requirements. Could it help English language learners? Chalkbeat takes a look.

Assembly member Jo Anne Simon and Council member Brad Lander call on LPC to landmark 238 and 236 President St. (right building). (Photo by Pamela Wong via Bklyner)

A Call to Protect Historic Carroll Gardens Kindergarten

Brooklyn, Education, History, Latino, Religion March 27, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Brooklyn media outlets cover local efforts to save two buildings in Carroll Gardens, one of which served as the borough’s first public kindergarten and later its first Spanish-speaking parish.

‘Saturday Chinese’ in Chinatown

‘Saturday Chinese’ in Chinatown

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, Video, Youth March 26, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Get a glimpse inside a Chinese language school for children in Chinatown through a series produced by SinoVision.

P.S. 15 Roberto Clemente is one of the District 1 schools that met enrollment targets under a new diversity plan. (Photo by Christine Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Initial Progress on NYC Schools Diversity Plan?

Education, Manhattan March 23, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Chalkbeat reports on early indications that a school diversity plan for NYC’s District 1 is working.

Parents from M.S. 325 at the PEP meeting on February 28 where the decision on the school closing was made. (Photo by Nancy Rodriguez-Delgado via Bronx Times)

Bronx School Closing – Too Few ESL Teachers?

Bronx, Education March 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

The president of the Parent Association at M.S. 325 says the school does not have enough resources to serve its large number of English language learners, report Bronx Times and Amsterdam News.

Robert Cornegy (Photo via City Council website)

Cornegy Questions Motives of AQE

Black, Brooklyn, Education March 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm

City Council member Robert Cornegy, along with a Black ministers organization, voiced his concerns about the Alliance for Quality Education, which “purports to speak on behalf of black and brown students,” writes Kings County Politics.