Education

(Photo by Mu Lan via World Journal)

Special Education in the Chinese Community

East Asian, Education, Health, Youth July 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm

At a developmental needs conference for Chinese parents in Flushing, a social worker said it is common for parents to turn down special education programs for their children because of the cultural concept of “face,” reports World Journal.

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Fear Grows Over Alleged ICE Targeting of LI Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Activists fear that the detention of two students from a Suffolk school who were accused of being gang members may give ICE free rein to arrest youths with no criminal background, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Uni Project collaborated with HYPOTHEkids on the Explore reading room.

Reading Rooms Pop Up in Brownsville

Brooklyn, Education June 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

The Uni Project brings pop-up reading rooms to Brownsville where youths have the chance to “read, draw and explore,” reports BK Reader.

Alex Chen at the podium at his graduation (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Student at Townsend Harris Awarded for Ousting Principal

East Asian, Education, Queens June 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm

World Journal reports on graduating senior Alex Chen, who helped lead protests against the interim acting principal at Townsend Harris High School in Queens that eventually resulted in her replacement.

Student chef, Addwa Alsubaie, 19, who is preparing avocados at Emma’s Torch, came to the U.S. with her older sister from Saudi Arabia more than a year ago. “We are asylum seekers. It’s hard to live as a woman [in Saudi Arabia],” she told BKLYNER. (Photo via BKLYNER)

Emma’s Torch, a Café and Classroom for Refugees

Brooklyn, Education, Food June 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm

The recently opened Emma’s Torch in Red Hook offers not just brunch and sandwiches, it also gives an opportunity for refugees to pursue a culinary career, reports BKLYNER.

Financial Empowerment for Immigrants: a New Guide

Financial Empowerment for Immigrants: a New Guide

Business, Communities, Education, Immigration June 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition and Qualitas of Life Foundation have issued a new financial guide for immigrants.

Hunter Students Call for an Asian American Studies Department

Hunter Students Call for an Asian American Studies Department

Asian, Education, Manhattan, Video June 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm

SinoVision English Channel takes a look at efforts to establish an Asian American Studies department at Hunter College where 30 percent of the student body is Asian American.

The new Dominican studies program will be a natural for City College, which houses  The Dominican Studies Institute, founded in 1992. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

A New Dominican Studies Masters at CUNY

Dominican, Education, Manhattan June 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

A new Dominican studies masters program will be offered by the City College of the City University of New York, Manhattan Times reports.

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NYC Releases School Diversity Plan

Education, Government, New York June 6, 2017 at 5:26 pm

The largest school system, and among the most segregated, in the country has laid out its plans to increase diversity in its schools. Chalkbeat takes a look at initial reaction to the proposals.

From left to right: Father of the graduate Steven Kozlowski, grandmother Xiaoman Wen, West Point grad Alexander Kozlowski and his mother, Zhao Ziying. (Photo via World Journal)

Great Grandson of First Chinese West Pointer Graduates

East Asian, Education, New York June 6, 2017 at 11:31 am

West Point grad Alexander Kozlowski is following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Ying Hsing Wen, the first Chinese graduate of West Point, reports World Journal.

Julia Burgos, member of the Brentwood School District Board of Education (Photo via La Tribune Hispana)

New Latino Majority on LI Board of Ed. Tackles Challenges

Education, Latino, Long Island June 1, 2017 at 7:26 am

As the recent Brentwood school board elections resulted in an unprecedented Hispanic majority, trustee Julia Burgos reflects on the challenges ahead, including the presence of MS-13 gang members on Long Island, La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.

Members of the Wianek folk group performed during the Spring Fair (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennk)

Promoting Poland at New York’s Lycée Français

Culture, Eastern European, Education, Manhattan May 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Polish parents of Lycée Français students tell Nowy Dziennik of the importance of preserving their culture, as they ran a Polish booth with food and music at the school’s spring fair.

Shimon Waronker will become the superintendent of Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall (Photo by Jessica Huseman via The Forward)

Hasidic Educator to Run Hempstead Schools

Education, Jewish, Long Island May 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The Forward interviews Shimon Waronker, a Hasidic Jew originally from Chile, who will become the superintendent of the Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall.

Preparing to stir a giant bowl of bibimbap at the May 20 Korean Street Festival in Harlem. 9Photo via Newsroh)

‘Korean Street Festival’ Held in Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, Traditions May 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Democracy Prep, a Harlem charter school that adapted a Korean education curriculum, held its fourth annual Korean Street Festival, reports Newsroh.

Winners in the Brentwood School boards elections. Left to right: Julia Burgos, Maria Gonzales_Prescod and Simone Holder-Daniel. (Photo via NoiticiaLI)

Parents Hopeful Over LI School Board Elections

Education, Latino, Long Island May 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Hempstead and Brentwood chose a new school board amid deep tensions because of gang fears and the arrival of unaccompanied minors to Long Island, Noticia Long Island reports.