Osman Canales (third from the right) and Dr. Fernández (in the gray suit) with some of the collaborators. (Photo via NoticiaLI)

Hope and Lessons at Long Island DREAMers Conference

Education, Immigration, Latino, Long Island October 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm

More than 500 students participated in an emotional Second Annual Long Island DREAMers Conference, Noticia reports.

L. to r.: Lindsay Lloyd, deputy director of the Human Freedom initiative at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Oh Joon, ambassador and permanent representative of Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York, Joseph Kim, North Korea human rights activist and student at Bard College, Victor Cha, fellow at the George W. Bush institute and senior advisor and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kang Chol Hwan, president of the North Korea Strategy center and journalist at the Chosun Ilbo. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A New Initiative to Help North Koreans in U.S.

East Asian, Education, Immigration October 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

A new initiative to provide financial support to North Korean refugees in the U.S. was announced at The Korea Society, reports Korea Daily.

Antonio Alarcón, a 22 year-old undocumented student born in Mexico, received a scholarship to go to college. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

DOE Promotes College Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Education, Latino, New York October 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Undocumented students finishing high school in New York may access free college programs thanks to a New York City Department of Education campaign, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Photo via Diario de México)

DACA Students Will Travel from NYC to Mexico

Education, Mexican October 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm

A program at City College will allow Mexican students with DACA status to travel to Mexico to visit their families and learn about their country of origin, Diario de México USA reports.

Marchers want cameras installed in schools to control the speed of passing cars to prevent accidents involving students. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Parents March to Albany for School Funding

Education, Latino, New York October 5, 2016 at 11:44 am

NYC parents are walking to ask the state to release the resources assigned by the court to ensure that all New York schools have the same quality education, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Shavon Gilliam and her son Mikel (Photo by Alex Zimmerman via Chalkbeat)

Some Struggle to Find a Pre-K Seat

Education, New York September 30, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Special pre-K providers for children with disabilities are experiencing a shortage of spaces, Chalkbeat reports.

Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Gabriela Mistral Campus Opens in Corona

Culture, Education, Queens, South American September 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

The Gabriela Mistral Campus in Corona, Queens, is named for the Chilean poet who lived the last years of her life in New York and is the only Latin American women to win a Nobel Prize in literature, reports Queens Latino.

Professor Nkechi Agwu and Ndebele dolls (Contributed photo via Amsterdam News)

Teaching Math Through African Dolls and Stories

African, Education, New York September 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm

CUNY Professor Nkechi Agwu looks to increase the number of African-American women in STEM fields by teaching about African cultures who utilized mathematical concepts in their everyday lives, reports Amsterdam News.

(Illustration by Bonjourden, Creative Commons license)

Why Non-Francophones Enroll Children in French Programs

Education, New York September 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Parents in NYC who do not speak French tell French Morning why they have enrolled their children in a French dual language program.

Franco “the Great” Gaskin’s piece promotes education equality for all people, according to the Not A Crime campaign’s website. (Photo by  Kylee Tsuru via The Uptowner)

Education is #NotACrime Murals in Harlem

Asian, Education, Manhattan September 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm

In time for the UN General Assembly, murals in Harlem make up part of Not A Crime, a global campaign that strives for education equality for the Bahá’ís, a religious minority in Iran, reports The Uptowner.

(Photo by Ciro César/La Opinión via El Diario)

Number of Male Teachers of Color in NYC Remains Low

Education, Latino September 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm

Even though a teacher recruitment program for men has yielded results, the percentage of male educators of color in the NYC public school system is still low, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

At a book-release party on Sep. 1 in Flushing, Korean-language teachers of New York and New Jersey celebrate the release “Korean-Language Teachers in  New York.”
(Photo via Korea Daily)

A New Book on the Challenges for Korean-Language Teachers

East Asian, Education, New York September 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Korean-language teachers in the U.S. celebrated the release of a book of essays about their experiences, reports Korea Daily.

Jie Zhang at the New York Military Academy. (Photo via World Journal)

Military School Woos Chinese Students

East Asian, Education, Metro Area September 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm

New York Military Academy, in bankruptcy a year ago, now has not only a new Chinese owner, but also a Chinese-American superintendent, World Journal reports.

Ángeles Méndez, 18, protesting in front of the Trump Tower. Méndez said DACA has helped her with her studies. "I I tell those who can apply for DACA to do it, to not be afraid and, if they don’t meet the educational requirements, to make use the City’s programs, because that way they will have many opportunities in their lives," said Méndez. (photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Hall Helps DACA Recipients with Their Studies

Education, Immigration, New York August 29, 2016 at 4:47 pm

The City and CUNY launched the DACA Education Initiative, which will offer classes to help youths meet the immigration relief’s educational requirements and be able to apply, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Aixa Padillo, Felipe M. Adison Valdez, and teacher Carmine Guirland. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Teens on Juvenile Probation Graduate

Education, New York, Youth July 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

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.