Education

M.S. 51 in Park Slope is one of the most selective middle schools in District 15. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Efforts to Diversify NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Manhattan November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Chalkbeat and The Villager report on plans to promote racial inclusion in two school districts.

(Photo by Send me adrift., Creative commons license)

Urging More Social Workers for Bronx Students

Bronx, Education, Health November 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Parent advocates want more social workers in schools in the Bronx, reports Chalkbeat.

South High School in Valley Stream, Long Island (Photo via school website)

A Trial Period for Halal Food at LI School

Education, Food, Long Island, Muslim November 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Valley Stream Herald reports on why South High School on Long Island started to test halal food options.

Salvadoran mother Carmen Molina, with her children Aleyda and Carlos Aquino. (Photo via El Diario)

Thousands Benefit from Expansion of Translation Services in Schools

Education, Latino, New York October 26, 2017 at 5:19 pm

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said that translation services, benefiting parents who are not fluent in English, have tripled over the past year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

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

Is the DOE ‘Watering Down’ the Medgar Evers School Program?

Brooklyn, Education October 23, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Brooklyn lawmakers question recent moves by the Department of Education concerning Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, a successful public school with a majority Black student body, reports Kings County Politics.

Kangwon Lee, president of the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, donating a rice cooker to Pomptonian Food Service at Valley Regional Old Tappan High School on Oct. 18. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Food Added to Northern NJ School Menus

Education, Food, Metro Area October 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

An increasing number of public high schools in northern New Jersey now have Korean food on the menu following efforts by the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, reports Korea Daily.

Public Advocate Letitia James issues solutions to assist the growing number of homeless students. (Photo By William Engel via Kings County Politics)

‘Common Sense Solutions’ to Help Homeless Students

Education, Government, Housing, New York, Youth October 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James presented four “common sense solutions” to address the city’s shortcomings in supporting homeless students, reports Kings County Politics.

Isio-Maya Nuwere performing "Phenomenal Woman" at the Harlem School of the Arts' Sept 16 open house. (Photo by Michael Palma Nir, courtesy of HSA)

Harlem School of the Arts: a New Cultural Hub?

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

A new digital lab, new adult classes and many more public programs and exhibits are among the offerings at the Harlem School of the Arts.

Hispanic Candidates Vie For Paterson Board Of Education

Hispanic Candidates Vie For Paterson Board Of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Metro Area October 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm

As the Paterson school district’s oversight will return to the city after being managed by the state of New Jersey for 26 years, Reporte Hispano interviews two Hispanic candidates to the Paterson Board of Education: Fannia Santana and Joel Ramírez. 

A group of students taking a class at Aprendiendo Inglés Ahora E.S.L. (Photo by Jackie Pape via The Easthampton Star)

ESL on the South Fork

Education, Immigration, Long Island October 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Classes for adult students of English have been successful on the South Fork of Long Island, reports The East Hampton Star.

Students and advocates held a rally outside education department headquarters last week to call for an end to school arrests and summonses. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Popular Democracy via Chalkbeat)

Black and Hispanic Students Most Likely to be Arrested in School

African American, Education, Latino, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Black and Hispanic youth continue to account for the bulk of school arrests and summonses, even as the city has reduced the overall numbers in recent years, reports Chalkbeat.

Harlem Council of Elders members volunteer to read to students. (Photo by Council of Elders/Joe Rogers, Jr. via Chalkbeat)

Elders Speak Up for Harlem Schools

Education, Manhattan, Seniors September 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Members of the Harlem Council of Elders speak to Chalkbeat about their primary cause in their mission to improve schools and educational opportunities in the neighborhood.

Students from Mott Haven Academy. (Photo by Kalah Siegel via Mott Haven Academy)

Mott Haven Academy Expands

Bronx, Education September 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Mott Haven Academy, which offers a trauma-sensitive curriculum specially designed to meet the needs of children in the child welfare system, just added 5th and 6th grades and plans to offer classes K-8, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Photo via NYC Schools/Flickr)

Beyond ‘Free School Lunch for All’

Education, Food, New York September 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Following the implementation of the Free School Lunch for All program in NYC public schools, Chalkbeat looks at a funding concern among some principals resulting from the new policy.

Second grader Vasiliki Christakou (center) spoke during the groundbreaking ceremony about being a part of the Greek School of Plato.

Greek School of Plato Breaks Ground in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Western European September 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

The National Herald, Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle covered the groundbreaking ceremony for the Greek School of Plato in Bay Ridge, a new educational and community center serving the Greek and local communities.