Paulina Li speaking a the hearing attended by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. (Photo via World Journal)

School Overcrowding in Forest Hills Smashes Dream of Chinese Parents

East Asian, Education, Queens April 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm

A number of Asian parents who moved to Forest Hills so that their children can attend high-quality schools in the neighborhood find that overcrowding has put their children on waiting lists, reports World Journal.

(Photo via @NYGov on Twitter)

Undocumented Students Disappointed By Cuomo’s Free College Plan

Education, Immigration, New York April 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm

While many cheer Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s free tuition for college plan, undocumented immigrants are disappointed that they have not been included, Diario de México reports.

Carlos Beltrán, with his parents María Beltrán and Joaquín Avelar and his older sisters Noemy and Deysi. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Young Queens College Immigrants Prevail at a Tech Contest

Education, New York, Technology April 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm

A team of Queens College immigrant students won a coding challenge by creating an app that helps students find college grants and scholarships, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Tarry Hum will serve as the director of the City Research Department at Queen's College. (Photo provided by Tan Wanwen via World Journal)

Urban Studies Dept. at Queens College to Have First Minority Woman Chair

East Asian, Education, Queens March 30, 2017 at 11:34 am

Tarry Hum, a Chinese-American professor in the department of urban studies at Queens College, will take over as chair in the fall. She speaks to World Journal.

Students in AP Chemistry at High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies are taught in English and Mandarin. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Schools Where English Learners ‘Buck That Trend’

Education, New York March 27, 2017 at 3:35 pm

While graduation rates for English language learners falls some 20 percent below that of the overall rate citywide, schools profiled in Chalkbeat have seen different results.

Activists call on city authorities to keep adult education programs going, particularly English classes. (Photo via El Diario)

Activists Plead to Save Adult Literacy Program

Education, Immigration, New York March 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Activists, students and teachers asked City Hall to keep funding English classes for adults, which benefit some 6,000 New Yorkers, in the new budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jin is reading Chinese books to her students. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘I Taught Trump’s Grandchildren Chinese’

East Asian, Education, New York March 15, 2017 at 4:01 pm

The former Chinese-language teacher of President Trump’s granddaughter speaks to Sing Tao Daily about being a bilingual educator in New York.

Tatiana Rojas at her Kingston High School main office. (Photo by Antonio Flores-Lobos via La Voz)

Tatiana Rojas: Bringing Two Worlds Together One Student at a Time

Central American, Education, New York March 15, 2017 at 2:06 pm

From her job at Kingston City School District schools, Tatiana Rojas has become an indispensable link between the recently-arrived unaccompanied minors from Central America in the Hudson Valley and the school district’s teachers, psychologists and social workers, La Voz reports.

María Morán, Pily Quintanilla, Héctor Reyes and Nelly Campos are happy to have their children in a charter school. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

‘School Saved My Son From Failure’

Education, New York March 13, 2017 at 11:59 am

Hispanic parents are satisfied with their experiences as members of the NYC charter schools community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Emely Reyes (center), one of the Touro College students offering the information session on the dangers of prescription drugs to a group of mostly Latino students at the Hyde Leadership Charter School. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

NYC Schools Wage War against Opioids

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino March 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm

A Bronx charter school is educating students about the dangers of abusing prescription medication, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hispanic youths Pascual Rosario (second from the left), Yemeli Ventura (sixth in the front) and Minerva Paulet (light gray sweater) are part of a group of 19 Passaic County Community College students participating in a NASA academic program. With them, Gonzalo Pérez (left), STEM program coordinator Anjali Thanawala (second from the right), and Carlomagno Ontaneda, pre-college STEM pathways coordinator. (Photo via El Diario)

NJ Students Aspire to Be Part of ‘Generation Mars’

Education, Technology, Women, Youth March 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm

A group of Science students in Passaic County Community College are participating in the Minority University Research and Education (MUREP) program by NASA, offering ideas and research on future space programs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYPD school safety car (Photo by Canadian Pacific, Creative Commons license)

Report Denounces Criminalization of Black and Latino Students

Black, Education, Latino, New York March 2, 2017 at 12:11 pm

According to a report on New York City’s school safety, Black and Latino students more likely to be suspended or arrested, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Mariel Lombard via El Diario)

Facing Criticism, DOE Plans to Expand Sex Ed

Education, LGBTQ March 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

The Department of Education is planning to broaden and diversify the sex education curriculum after receiving criticism for failing to offer guidance to youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Noticia)

Report: Inequality in Long Island Schools Is Segregation

Education February 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm

A report entitled “New York Perpetuates Educational Inequity” blasts “segregation” in Long Island schools, Noticia LI reports.

Yolanda Torres, executive superintendent for the Department of Education’s Division of Family and Community Engagement. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Seeking 325 Parents of Students for Community Education Councils

Education, New York February 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

The Department of Education is seeking 325 parents of students to fill the Community and Citywide Education Council seats, which are elected every two years, Queens Latino reports.