Education

The Principal of P.S.71 Indiana Soto (first from left) informed the interested parents about the requirements involved in launching the Dual Polish Language Program. From left: Andrzej Cierkosz, president of the Dobra Polska Szkola Foundation and teachers: Barbara Falkowska and Michelle Rafalko. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

First Steps to a Polish Language Program in Ridgewood

Eastern European, Education, Queens February 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Parents in Ridgewood are hopeful that P.S. 71 will soon have the city’s second Polish Dual Language Program, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Shakespeare & Co. (Photo by cisc1970, Creative Commons license)

Education Group Criticizes Black History Bill

African American, Education, New York February 22, 2018 at 3:44 pm

An education advocacy organization has voiced its opposition to a bill that would incorporate Black history into the city’s school curriculum but, as Kings County Politics finds, the group’s criticism goes beyond just the bill.

W.E.B DuBois High School at 402 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights Screen shot via Google Maps)

Officials Ask for Delay on W.E.B. DuBois High School Vote

African American, Brooklyn, Education January 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Central Brooklyn officials asked Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to postpone a vote on closing W.E.B. DuBois High School, located in rapidly gentrifying Crown Heights, reports Kings County Politics.

(Photo by Stephanie Snyder via Chalkbeat)

More Teacher Diversity Needed

Education, New York January 8, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Teaching staff in New York City schools is not nearly as diverse as the student body, reports Chalkbeat.

An Orthodox man works at a computer station at Medgar Evers’ library, where a bust of rapper Biggie Smalls sits prominently in the center. (Photo by Amy Sara Clark via The Jewish Week)

Jewish Students ‘Find an Unexpected Home’ at Medgar Evers

Black, Brooklyn, Education, Jewish January 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

A small but growing number of Jewish students in Crown Heights are enrolling at Medgar Evers College following efforts by the school to boost enrollment and diversity, reports The Jewish Week.

Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier this year with Chancellor Carmen Fariña. (Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office, via Chalkbeat)

Fourteen Low-Performing NYC Schools to Close

Education, New York December 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm

NYC plans to shutter 14 low-performing schools, including nine that had been in the “Renewal” program, reports Chalkbeat.

Korean leaders at a Nov. 29 press conference condemning the discriminatory statements by a teacher at Bergen Academy. (Photo via Korea Times)

NJ Korean Community Demands Teacher’s Dismissal

East Asian, Education, Metro Area December 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

A Spanish language teacher who made anti-Korean statements at Bergen Academy is being transferred to another school, but Korean parents and organizations are pressing for the teacher’s dismissal, The Korea Times reports.

More than 100 students, parents and community members waited over an hour for Dept. of Education officials to show up and explain their decision to close W. E.B. DuBois High School in Crown Heights. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

School Closing Planned in Crown Heights

Education, New York, Real Estate December 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

The Department of Education plans to close a school in gentrifying Crown Heights, and community members believe that development is behind the plan, reports Kings County Politics.

P.S. 032 State Street is the only public school in NYC to offer a Korean Dual Language program. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Assemblymen Seek to Broaden Korean Language Program

East Asian, Education, Queens December 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm

With the Korean Dual Language program offered in only one school in the city, Queens Assemblymen Ron Kim and Edward Braunstein met with DOE officials to urge for an expansion, reports QNS.

Advocates rallied at City Hall on Thursday to demand anti-bias training for teachers and culturally relevant education for students. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Urging a Bolder Diversity Plan for NYC Schools

Education, New York December 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Critics of the city’s school diversity plan rallied on the steps of City Hall, Chalkbeat reports.

Joseph Cancel, 20, (left) looks on as Chris Mercado (center) edits the resume of Bejan Merz, 29 (right). (Photo by Carmen Reincide via The Hunts Point Express)

Tech Classes for Bronx LGBTQ Youth

Bronx, Education, LGBTQ, Technology December 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

Haus of Code classes teach LGBTQ youth in the Bronx tech skills, in a first-of-its-kind program in the borough, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Borough President-Adams taking a bite out of swiss chard grown at the hydroponic farm at PS-56 (photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Growing Produce in Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Food, Health, Youth November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council member Laurie Cumbo announced a new school-based greenhouse project, Kings County Politics reports.

Dr. Juan Robles (right) is dedicated to helping and motivating Hispanic and African-American youths to pursue a career in medicine. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Fostering a New Generation of Latino Physicians in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino, Youth November 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A prominent Honduran doctor leads a Bronx initiative to motivate and train more minority and low-income students to help them pursue a career in health care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School at 1186 Carroll St. in Brooklyn (Image via Google Maps)

Protesting the DOE’s Medgar Evers Decision

Brooklyn, Education, Government November 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School parents and central Brooklyn officials demonstrated on the steps of the Department of Education against a decision made, they say, without involving members of the school, reports Amsterdam News.

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Latino, Women November 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Three New Jersey Latinas are joining forces seeking to increase the number of Latino officials on the Belleville Board of Education, Reporte Hispano reports.