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.
Boys and Girls High School faces an uncertain future, reports Chalkbeat.
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.
An upcoming tribute night and creative writing course at NYU will commemorate renowned writer and teacher Frank McCourt, reports Irish Voice.
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.
In Bedford-Stuyvesant, a literacy fair was held for local students in what organizers hope will become an annual tradition, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Muslim and Jewish students at Queens College engage in dialogue – in class and on campus – that promotes understanding, writes The Forward.
The city seeks to expand its bilingual education programs in 38 schools over the next year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Hundreds of Newark parents are concerned about cases of lead in water in schools, Reporte Hispano reports.
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
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.