Education

“There are stakeholders within this city who do not want our children in those schools,” said Mutale Nkonde, a district parent with two children, at a forum on specialized high schools. “Ultimately, these are our children who we’re sending into potentially hostile environments.” (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Specialized High School Concerns in Bed-Stuy

Black, Brooklyn, Education December 12, 2018 at 6:04 pm

At a public meeting in Bedford-Stuyvesant with education department officials, parents voiced unease over the environment Black and Latino students face in specialized high schools, reports Chalkbeat.

Students at Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology teach Chancellor Richard Carranza how to code, ahead of an announcement Thursday on an expansion of CTE programs. (Photo by Reema Amin via Chalkbeat)

Principal to Lead ‘Multilingual Learners’ at DOE

Education, New York December 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has appointed Mirza G. Sánchez-Medina, founding principal of Manhattan Bridges High School, as the deputy chief academic officer of the Division of Multilingual Learners, formerly the Division of English Language Learners, reports Chalkbeat.

Stuyvesant High School is one of the city's most sought-after specialized high schools. (Photo by Alex Zimmerman via Chalkbeat)

Asian-American Group Opposes the SHSAT

Asian, Education, New York November 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

Chalkbeat reports that the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families recommends eliminating the SHSAT exam as the sole criteria for entrance into a specialized high school.

In 2016, the Community Education Council in Manhattan's District 3 approved a controversial school rezoning aimed in part at integrating schools. (photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Linking Housing and School Desegregation

Education, Housing, New York November 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Chalkbeat discusses two small steps taken in New York to address housing as part of the effort to desegregate schools.

Novelist Avelino Stanley (l.) accompanied by authors Kianny Antigua and Alexis Gómez Rosa, during the XI Dominican Book Fair in New York. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Washington Heights Manifesto’ Urges DOE to Diversify School Books

Dominican, Education, New York October 25, 2018 at 3:01 pm

A group of Dominican authors, educators and activists signed a “Washington Heights manifesto” urging the Department of Education to include more books written by, and about, people of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

How the ‘Public Charge’ Rule Would Impact NYC Schools

Education, Government, Health, New York October 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Chalkbeat looks at how the federal government’s proposed redefinition of “public charge” would affect health clinics based in NYC public schools.

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.

(Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash)

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.